One shot - or follow-ups?
OK nothing original here - just a slant on old material really.
I carry the SIG now and with 15+1 +P feel it is a good option for me. I am shooting it better and better and know what I can do with two or three quick shots.
But - consider an extreme ( ignore the absurdity factor!) - if (IF) you carried instead something huge like a short barrel .454, hot loaded .44 even - and we assume that you are able to control this for one quick and well placed shot (follow-ups being by default slow) - might it actually be more effective, than multiple well placed shots from something like my SIG? Or your 1911.
As I said this is only an old subject but with a slight slant... that way perhaps you won't kick me!
So - would that one big shot - say a foot ton energy - translate into better effect. Let's forget about over penetration - just whether the ''grand slam'' might be all that's needed. I am also not trying to get into the ramifications of old faithfulls like ''energy dump'', ''one shot stop'' etc - simply going for a straight opinion.
I tend to think of pretty massive damage and shock - but might it actually be a put-down? - assume if you will a shot absolute COM. I don't BTW intend to change my carry but you might know now how I love fishing :biggrin: