This is a discussion on Graduating to a larger caliber... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ongolo "He was throwing stones and would not stop. Under the circumstances I could do nothing but shoot him in the shoulder ...
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.
PLACEMENT PLACEMENT PLACEMENT!!!
I'd rather face an inept marksman with a 45 than an expert with a 22.
Make your training as real world as you can possibly imagine including; low light, movement, cover, concealment, reloading and firing from sitting, prone, and supine positions. Gunfighting is a Martial Art, the gun is no better than the survival ability of the person holding it.
BTW I was a really big devotee of the 357 until I learned what the muzzel flash and concussion of one felt like inside an automobile.