Originally Posted by mdemichael2
1 I don't live in Florida. 2 My place of employment is a retail setting and weapons in the workplace can get me fired. 3 Never said 380 was more pewerful than larger calibers but that advancements in ammo design have brought it up to a viable alternitave when larger caliber guns because of physical size are impractical.4 Read my earlier posts, I do carry a 45 but resort to my 380 when the larger gun for me is impractical to carry. I also carry the 380 all the time even if packing another gun. How many who have concealed carry will leave a larger gun at home because of weight or they just don't feel like strapping it on because they are making a run to the local carryout, store ,etc.? I on the other hand am always armed and aware of my surroundings. My weapon is not for shooting some one at a distance but for personal protection measured in feet not yards. Anybody that refers to smaller calibers as being a peashooter must be tougher than I as I do not want to be shot with any thing that leaves holes in me to leak out vital bodily fluids.
Hey, carry how you want to...
if a bigger caliber is too much trouble, leave it home, but don't
give a shallow opinion to someone who is trying to learn a tactical advantage in a life & death situation. I have a .380 (Kahr P380) but
I never leave home with just it. .380's are great pocket/backup guns, but that's it. Don't
suggest to someone that it's a main carry firearm, because they aren't
As far as your comment about,
My weapon is not for shooting some one at a distance but for personal protection measured in feet not yards.
Let me educate you on the best way to stop a threat.
1. The bullet(s) has to destroy the central nervous system function, but
that requires very precise shot placement.
2. The bullet(s) has to cause the blood system to depressurize, but
that also requires precise or lucky
shot placement and in any case it happens slowly even at best.
and the best way to end an attacker
3. The bullet(s) have to cause so much shock to the body that the body shuts down. Good Luck using your peashooter
to cause that much trauma.
Glad you don't live in Florida and feel sooo comfy that in your state a workplace shooting will never happen.
Also, if firearms aren't allowed in your workplace, best you don't carry them there. In most states if you have a permit to carry concealed and you're caught carrying in a place where firearms are not permitted...well, say good-bye to the permit; forever.
Next time you should choose your wording properly so that it doesn't seem like you're saying; advancement in a certain small caliber is adequate to the bigger caliber being discussed.
I'm very glad that jackg went for the Kimber 1911 chambered in .45ACP.
BTW, I read all your earlier post and seen that your lack of knowledge was clearly on display is why I addressed your threads. Smaller calibers are not a "viable alternative" to bigger more powerful calibers, Not
practical at all.