Excellent advice! If you can't shoot a gun worth beans, what good is it going to be to you, regardless of what caliber it is?Desperado said:...I know this sounds cliche, but whichever one you shoot the best is what you should be shooting. After all, a hit with a small bullet is better than a miss with a big one. It sounds like common sense, but I know quite a few people that have bought too much gun for them and now they can't hit crap even with smaller calibers...
Especially someone that's really huge, or trippin' on PCP or something...... or put both together. Imagine someone like Goldberg that's high as a kite and mad as hell! /**|**\scattergunner said:Not saying taking rounds from a 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP won't at least ruin your day, and likely require you to seek medical assistance. It's just that you never know what your assailant may be able to take.
Agreed. Not really a carry option, but definitely the weapon of choice for home protection. There was a very good article in either Guns or Guns & Ammo a couple months ago where the author mentioned that the only purpose of a handgun in his home is to get him to his shotgun. I don't recall if it was the same article or not, but I also read that getting hit with a load of 12 gauge buckshot is the equivalent of getting hit by 3 rounds of .44 magnum simultaneously. Whether that's true or not, I do not want to meet the person that can take a shotgun unloaded on them! :shock:scattergunner said:I'd wager said assailant could not take many slug or buck shot rounds from a 12 gauge, but that's not exactly a personal carry option for most folks.
I knew you liked me Al Hansen... :wink: :wink:Al Hansen said:You opened up the big debate. Basically it will come down to personal preference. I personally like the .45's.