It’s interesting, but that’s just this one dude’s study. I do like one result I see in there, although there are not enough incidents used for my tastes to back up these numbers:
of people shot - 24
of hits - 41
% of hits that were fatal - 26%
Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.71
% of people who were not incapacitated - 13%
One-shot-stop % - 59%
Accuracy (head and torso hits) - 88%
% actually incapacitated by one shot (torso or head hit) - 53%
59% were one shots. That’s pretty good odds if you ask me. That’s also why I love carrying my SW 629C. No, I don’t have a 17 round magazine. More than likely I only need to hit once.
Honestly, the game is more about shot placement to me, and being able to put your rounds where they need to be. If you can’t shoot, don’t blame the gun.
I also don’t place much faith in this author’s results with the .32. Years back, the .32-20 was a very common round, used in both revolvers and lever action rifles. My Grandfather, and Great Grandfather before him both carried the same one. It has a few kills attributed to it. Both Grandpa and Great Grandpa were constables. Kind of like neighborhood deputy types I guess.