Ballistics 201: Introducing a New Way of Thinking About Terminal Effectiveness – The Energy Budget

Ballistics 201: Introducing a New Way of Thinking About Terminal Effectiveness – The Energy Budget

By Nathaniel F

Since we know that gunshot wounds follow physical laws – Newtonian mechanics, specifically – we can use physical quantities to describe what happens to a bullet when it enters a fleshy target. In a previous post, we were introduced to three physical quantities: Force, work, and kinetic energy. To see how these apply to a gunshot, let’s use […]

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