Competitive Edge w/ Rob Leatham: The Myth of the Magic Bullet for Self-Defense

When it comes to self-defense, is there a magic bullet that everyone should carry?  You know, an ideal self-defense round that will stop a home invader dead in his tracks?

Well, 24-time USPSA National Champion and 7-time International Practical Shooting Confederation World Champion, Rob Leatham weighs in on that question.

“I don’t believe in magic and what that means is that I don’t think I’m going to count on the bullet doing a lot of work,” says Leatham.  “I’m going to count on the placement of the bullet doing the work.”

In other words, one can argue about muzzle energy and wound channels and projectile tips, this round versus that round for self-defense, until the day is long, but, as Leatham says, “The one thing no one argues with is skill, accuracy, precision, speed.”

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Will Drider December 6, 2016, 2:24 pm

    I agree 100% on all Rob’s points.
    In disagreement with this if the FBI latest gun and ammo change out. They have invested heavily in magic bullet theory.
    Icing without cake!

    • Lee April 10, 2017, 6:17 pm

      I second that!

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