Handguns are pretty terrible. Guns have only one purpose: to stop or kill monsters, and they suck. Specific disagreements about caliber are completely irrelevant to the post above. A bullet fired from an ordinary standard pistol bullet simply doesn’t contain enough kinetic energy to be confident enough that it will instantly stop or kill any creature of sufficient size (random announcement: possibly larger than a coyote).
Larger, more powerful gun bullets kill objects very well. But almost no one goes to work in everyday life with a .308 strapped to their back; it’s bulky, polarizing, and usually illegal. Choosing the excellent concealed carry pistol isn’t that difficult, but it will take you some time. If you adhere to the following general guidelines for a first time gun buyer, the salesperson at your regional gun store can help you decide on one particular that meets your needs.
Handguns are quite weak compared to other defensive weapons. However, if we choose to equip ourselves for our safety and to practice our faith, then we should carry handguns. There are a few alternatives to create: quality, size, capacity, feel and concealability will be the most critical, but also consider the accessibility and price of magazines and components. This is by no means a comprehensive overview, and the few examples of manufacturers and ammunition should not be taken as a recommendation of any particular product; they are just examples.
Don’t be fooled by gun sellers who talk about calibers, but only to a point. Handguns are distant ice picks. You can pierce things with them in one place, that’s all. Larger calibers generally mean slightly wider pockets. Once you reach that threshold, all other calibers are a personal decision based on circumstances. Tests show that any variety below that (such as the .380 ACP) cannot reliably penetrate 12 inches or more, also impacting bullet density and expansion (more on expansion later).
A cartridge of choice for some shooters is the legendary 10mm. Another consideration is the type of ammunition to use. Only a recommended manufacturer of hollow-point ammunition with proven data supporting a 1.5-fold increase in first grain size should be considered. This ammunition is expensive and should be purchased in sufficient quantities to test the performance and reliability of the chosen gun. Many people and industries have their favorites (like me), but these are just the favorites.
Size and Capacity
Size and capacity go hand in hand. A larger gun usually has more room to hold additional ammunition. Also, quality alternately determines capacity. Considering that all pistol bullets are tested to the same specific penetration scale and that most of us know they only make holes, more holes are more effective at causing a bleed than slightly larger holes. As a general rule of thumb, you are faster and more accurate with a more compact stage than with a larger gauge.…