The Best Handgun Caliber - A Real World Study

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  1. Detroitgator

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    Yup... I hate what my eyes have become, especially for distance shooting... At least with pistols, front sight post distance is about my optimal focus distance!
     
    • Concrete Helmet

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      If you're inside your home assuming sh!t goes down at night you will have the advantage knowing the layout of your home.....you know where that end table sticks out a little too far or that your son never pushes his barstool all the way in after homework, or where you toss your sneakers by the back door(my size 13 are a tripping hazard)….all that said a small light is about the only thing I would consider on my gun.....well....that and my trusty breaching choke....errrrr I mean impact device....
       
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      Lot of statistics on family members getting shot planning surprises, drunk walked in wrong apt, etc. A light is mandatory for me. If you know they are intruders (camera systems etc) you don’t have to use it. Momentary switches allow easy control. Shotguns are great unless there is a loved one close to a bad guy. Tight chokes don’t eliminate stray pellets, shyt happens. Not an expert, just an old guy that still has a truck gun ;)
       
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      A shotgun IS a rifle, meaning you have to aim, at most across-the-room distances, say 5 to 7 paces. I know most people know that, but you'd be surprised how many people believe you can point in the general direction and take out a several targets bc that's what happens on TV.

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      One other thing, you CAN put lead on target even at 100 yards with 00 buck, but you might only get one or two pellets. Im not really sure how wide the pattern is at that point. Im sure a math whiz could figure it out with the numbers we have there.

      As for lights, you MUST have a light. I don't care how well you memorize your house, you can't see in that closet, behind that couch, or in the dark corner, without a light.
       
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      I can attest to the devastating effect of a shotgun with 00 buckshot. When I was 13, my best friend was killed by a ****ing idiot showing off his new shotgun. He was shot from a distance equal to the length of a truck bed square in the chest by a ****ing idiot who forgot his weapon was loaded. His brother witnessed the entire thing and told me he was dead before he hit the ground. Heart and lungs were destroyed.

      Deer run because they are often shot from a distance greater than 100 feet, they don't get the full effect of the all the pellets as they are beginning to slow down and scatter, and aren't taking those pellets center mass in the chest.

      If I could only have one gun for everything, it would be a .357 with a 4 inch barrel. There are better weapons systems available for almost any scenario, but would not measure up to the .357 in others. Its point and shoot. No having to mess with a safety, chamber a round, cock it, etc.

      If you are experienced, you may want the .357 auto version, a .40 glock, shotgun, AR 15, depends on your level of experience and comfort. But a choice of one gun for every situation and every experience level (assuming a basic level of competence handling a firearm), you won't go wrong with the .357.
       
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      Sorry about your friend! That is my biggest fear regarding firearms: safety. They are only as safe as the idiot holding it. I’m doing my best to drill that into my sons head as he learns how to use them.
       
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      Drill the same thing into them with driving... it doesn't matter how good a driver YOU are, it's the idiots around you that matter! Look at NASCAR. ;)
       
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        Make sure you drill into their head not to point a weapon at something they dont intend to kill.

        More importantly........

        Dont ever let someone point a gun at them.
         

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