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  • Although Maxwell knew that law enforcement often carried hollow-point man-stopper rounds, Black Talons, Gold Dots, that sort of thing, it didn't occur to him that this was the work of cops.

    The Girls He Adored

  • He'd only need one: it was a magnum he was holding, a man-stopper.


  • "It's really a man-stopper, you know," he said dreamily.

    Date With Death

  • The single action Deke had strapped to his thigh with a heavy leather band at the base of the holster would be a .45 Long Colt calibre, the bullets themselves weightier than even a hardball .45 ACP load, the round an inherent man-stopper like the .45 ACP was.

    The Nightmare Begins

  • Rather grimly he reflected that an automatic .302, although an efficient "man-stopper" in a _mêlée_, was not to be compared with a rifle as a means of procuring food.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • For arms the men carried rifles, of a more modern pattern than those in use in the sister service; in fact, they seemed, so far as Frobisher could see without close inspection, to be Martini weapons of the 1879 pattern -- a most serviceable and reliable fire-arm, far superior to the modern small-bore rifle in the opinion of soldiers themselves, as a man-stopper and rush-checker.

    A Chinese Command A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas

  • So I invented a little dodge which I call the ` man-stopper '.

    A Chinese Command A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas

  • You don’t need a giant, high powered man-stopper, with a huge capacity.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Women’s (or Men’s) Concealed Carry Handgun Recommendations:

  • "It's not big," said Vernon, "it's not a man-stopper.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • A .22 isn't a very good man-stopper, though, even out of a rifle, and these were all handgun shootings. "

    State Of War


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  • Ha! Reminds me of "widowmaker."

    July 22, 2008

  • "At Mr. Boothroyd’s urging, the Bond of “Dr. No�? and later novels progressed to a Walther PPK and what Mr. Boothroyd described as “a real man-stopper,�? a Smith & Wesson .38 Centennial Airweight."

    The New York Times, Remembering Fleming, Ian Fleming, by John F. Burns, May 19, 2008

    July 22, 2008