This is a discussion on Does caliber size really matter? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If I owned a gun forum, I would allow for religious and political debates, cursing, ad hominem attacks, etc., but I would strictly enforce a ...
If I owned a gun forum, I would allow for religious and political debates, cursing, ad hominem attacks, etc., but I would strictly enforce a rule, and ban any member for breaking it, that prohibits saying "shot placement is key."
In other news, water is wet.
The key to a gunfight is getting the first shot off. The perpetrator is going to duck, and from there on your gun better not jam.
I live in Florida and carry a Sig 232 (Walther ppk type) .... it's DA/SA, fairly accurate, and most of all, it doesn't jam. And getting a DA pocket pistol out and on target is twice as fast as a SA, holster unsnap, safety off. Naturally I prefer my Ruger mini14, 223 cal, but it's tough to get in my pocket.
Once I move into my car it's a 1911 in the glove box. My house is a 12 guage. Is a bigger cal better -- 'Of course', but a smaller cal will work.
Of course caliber size matters, up to a certain point. Size is just a segment of the pie. I'd say "practicality of the platform" and "ease of shooting accurately" are the biggest points to analyse.
Just like cars and women, you should test drive before committing $$$$ to one.
it does to a certain extent and that's why i choose a 9mm and nothing else bigger..I feel i am proficient enough to use the 9mm to defend myself and if i missed, i have more extras to back me up per magazine.......... i'm starting to think the keltec PMR30 22mag seem like a good gun for self defense. 30 round mag with super fast follow up shots sounds like a dead bad guy to me.