Today, we’re going to talk about caliber choice. I’ve carried a number of different calibers since I started concealed carrying.
I started carrying a Glock 36. Then, I went to a Glock 30.
I went to the Carpium 9. Sometimes I was carrying the Kimber Ultra Raptor. I went to the Glock 27.
At one point I was carrying the P2000SK.
In the end, I came back to the 9mm for my concealed carry.
There are arguments for every single type of caliber and why that caliber is better. To be honest with you, you need to consider the difference between the main calibers. I’m only talking about 9, 40 and 45 calibers.
The differences are marginal. I’d be lying if I said that the 45 isn’t a better stopper than a 9 mm. That’s just logic. The comparison isn’t that big of a difference between the 9 and the 45 and so on.
It honestly comes down to personal preference. It’s mental. It’s all mental. What are we comfortable with? In order to feel comfortable, we need to research it. We get on the internet. We learn everything we can about each caliber. That’s the most we can do.
We’re not really going to go outside and start shooting at people to see which one stops somebody effectively. Some people use logic that a bigger bullet has better stopping power.
Some people think about capacity. More capacity means more chances to stop somebody. Some people like the best of both worlds. They like having a relatively high capacity with a relatively high stopping power, so they choose that one.
If you feel that you can shoot the caliber and you shoot your gun, by all means carry whatever caliber you want. If you want to carry a 45, carry a 45. If you want to carry a 9, carry a 9. If you want to carry a 40, carry a 40. I’m not going to advocate carrying something that is not a stopper at all. I’m not going to advocate carrying a 22. I mean, it’s better than nothing.
I have 15 rounds of bullets in the 9.
I can get the exact same gun and exact same size in a 40. It would give me 13 rounds. Do you see what I’m getting at? It’s really marginal. It might sound like a cop-out, but it’s really personal preference.
Otherwise, it’s a shot in the dark. You’re really just guessing. None of us have been involved in fire fights. Well, a lot of us haven’t been involved in fire fights, so we don’t really know. We can get accounts from different people, but there’s so many variables that come into play. You need to understand whether or not a bullet is going to be effective in a particular situation.
If you studied a 45, what it is capable of, then maybe you feel comfortable with carrying a 45. If you like the capacity of a 9 mm and you feel that it’s going to be just as effective as a 45 from what you understand, then run with the 9.
In terms of pistol caliber, the differences are marginal. There are variations between the two. There are so many variable that come into play in terms of stopping power.
Please let me hear your thoughts. I already know how this is going to go. It’s going to turn into a flame war. Nonetheless, the discussion is still necessary. It’s a topic that’s been talked about to death. I don’t think it’s irrelevant. I like to hear different people’s perspectives on things. Go ahead and leave a comment. Give me your thoughts. Share, like and subscribe to this channel. I’m Mr. Colion Noir, and I’m out.