A controversial headline? Maybe. But it shouldn’t be…
Do you need a .45 ACP? How much training would you do with a Charter Arms Bulldog chambered in .44 Special? Are you really going to debate with me the differences between .32 H&R Magnum, .38 Special and 9mm? I do not believe for a minute that you could tell the difference between those calibers if a bullet entered your body.
Stopping a Threat: Psychological?
According to the FBI, the ugly truth about handgun caliber is that it doesn’t really matter when it comes to stopping a threat. I know, I know, “But the 1986 FBI shootout in Miami spawned the creation of the .40 S&W because the 9mm didn’t work.” First of all, there is way more to that story, and secondly, the Bureau now has three decades worth of follow-up information proving that the reason people stop fighting after being shot is largely psychological. No commonly used defensive handgun round has the power to produce an immediate cessation of hostile action unless you interrupt the central nervous system. Period.
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