**Quantitative Ammunition Selection**

Chapter 1 contains a brief introduction and a historical narrative of prior terminal ballistic performance models

Chapter 2 addresses the principles of mechanics, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics underlying the quantitative model and establishes the dynamic equivalence of water and calibrated ordnance gelatin

Chapter 3 explains the basis of the model's derivation and presents the model's equations

Chapter 4 uses several computational examples to illustrate every aspect of the model's implementation

Chapter 5 explains the use of the model to predict the terminal ballistic performance of exotic and conceptual projectile designs

Chapter 6 describes the procedure for the construction of a practical test fixture and the proper methodology for conducting tests

Chapter 7 dispels common, long-standing terminal ballistic performance myths and misconceptions in plain language

Chapter 8 explains the effects of intermediate barriers and how to predict their effect upon the terminal performance of modern handgun projectiles

Chapter 9 addresses the relevance of environmental conditions to ammunition selection and provides a set of recommendations suitable for most contingencies

### QUANTITATIVE AMMUNITION SELECTION presents an accessible mathematical model that allows armed professionals and lawfully-armed citizens to use water as a valid tissue simulant to evaluate the terminal ballistic performance of self-defense ammunition.

Using a projectile's average recovered diameter, weight, and impact velocity to predict its penetration depth and the mass of permanently damaged tissue within the permanent wound cavity, the quantitative model produces a tangible measure of any projectile's terminal performance, permitting an accurate and direct comparison of all types of self-defense ammunition.

The model produces results equivalent to those obtained in tests employing calibrated ten percent ordnance gelatin as a tissue simulant without the associated technical and logistic difficulties.

With a little familiarization, the model's equations can generate accurate results in less than three minutes using only a hand-held scientific calculator.Chapter Synopsis

**Chapter 1**explains the need for an understandable terminal ballistic performance model and the constraints required to produce a valid quantitative model.**Chapter 2**addresses the principles of mechanics, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics underlying the quantitative model and establishes the dynamic equivalence of water and calibrated ordnance gelatin as ballistic test mediums.**Chapter 3**provides the model's derivation and clearly presents the model's equations, variables, and its operational constraints.**Chapter 4**contains several detailed computational examples that demonstrate all aspects of the model's application.**Chapter 5**explains the model's application to the terminal ballistic performance of projectiles of exotic composition and unconventional manufacture in calibrated ordnance gelatin and soft tissue.**Chapter 6**describes the procedure for constructing an inexpensive, durable test fixture and the correct procedure for conducting terminal ballistic tests using water as a test medium.**Chapter 7**dispels in plain language several long-standing terminal ballistic performance myths and misconceptions using the laws of physics.**Chapter 8**discusses the effects of clothing and mild steel intermediate barriers upon the terminal performance of service-caliber handgun projectiles using a quantitative approach.**Chapter 9**addresses the relevance of environmental conditions and terminal ballistic performance factors to liability mitigation and provides a set of ammunition selection criteria suitable for most contingencies.

Quantitative Ammunition Selection

Copyright © 2012 - 2014 by Charles Schwartz.

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ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2906-5 (hardcover)

ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2904-1 (softcover)

ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2905-8 (ebook)

LCCN: 2012909891