stopping power


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stopping power

n
(General Physics) physics a measure of the effect a substance has on the kinetic energy of a particle passing through it
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He said that FESCO authorities should also inspect commercial institutions for stopping power theft.
However, it seems that the management of RLNG-based power plants are not paying any heed to demands to recalibrate auto shutdown features in a bid to cope with system fluctuations without stopping power generation.
Second, what would be the velocity and stopping power at 400 yards of a ballistically inefficient 350-grain projectile leaving the muzzle at only 2,000 fps?
Installing additional caliper brakes on each disc further increases their stopping power. The brakes offer torque ranges from 8,000 to 23,000 inch-pounds and come in diameters from 12 to 24 inches.
MO'FOAM is Delta McKenzie's weld-bonded process that gives shooters added durability, more stopping power, longer target life and reduced wear on your broadheads.
After all, all handguns pretty much suck when it comes to "stopping power" (a term which can't be defined and can't be measured, but we all know what it means).
The .38 S&W, on the other hand, gave fairly decent stopping power in those small guns--bettering any of the .32 caliber or the rimfire derringers of the period.
December's "Nightstand Special" article and the "Gun Room" question about a reworked Webley revolver reminded me of my efforts many decades ago of selecting an affordable nightstand home-defense gun that was high on stopping power but low on structural penetration.
And four winter tires will provide significantly better stopping power on both snow and ice.