Okay so I have a world set roughly 50 years in the future. Guns are more efficient by use of liquid ammunition that solidifies when exposed to air (more ammo in a magazine). Bullets are smaller than typical bullets we see today.
I'm looking for potential gunshot wound options that would leave someone incapacitated--but not dead--for a number of hours with little to no medical supplies (i.e. clothing could be packed into a wound, but no IVs or real gauze).
So far from research, a shot to the abdomen would be difficult to manage. You've got blood loss, infection, and possibly losing organs out the puncture hole. Packing the wound could buy me time, but I don't think more than an hour (unless I'm wrong?). Regardless infection would set in within a day, and antibiotics can't be administrated before the wound is sewn up and healing. Is there a way I can still shoot someone somewhere in the abdomen (missing major arteries) and have them survive long enough to make it through the night? And what all would I need to do that?
My second thought is shooting them in the chest. A collapsed lung might let them live longer, but how much longer? Can a shot like this be treated with simple supplies and stabilize them until the next day? I read something about tension pneumothorax where air pressure is built up around the lung until it collapses and eventually pushes against the heart, causing cardiac arrest. It can be fixed by "venting" the lungs. Basically you can cut a hole between the 4th and 5th rib to allow the trapped air to flow out and reinflate the lung.
If neither of these work, is there a serious gunshot wound I can give someone that's potentially fatal but survivable for one night with minimal medical supplies?