What Caliber for a Self Defense Handgun
When we look for a self defense handgun caliber our goal is to choose the caliber that inflicts the maximum amount of damage to the threat. Although the topic of harming, potentially killing, another human being is uncomfortable to many you do not want to be wondering if you picked the best caliber for self defense when you are defending yourself or your family.
When we look at calibers for self defense we must narrow down our options. In terms of handgun calibers we view .380 through 10mm as viable self defense handgun calibers. Of those viable calibers we state that .380 through 45acp are acceptable calibers. Of these acceptable calibers we know through medical research that there is negligible difference is damage caused by these projectiles.
We recommend 9mm for self defense due to its ability to inflict the maximum damage to our threat. This is because 9mm offers higher capacity and less recoil when compared to other acceptable self defense calibers and because the 9mm allows the user to fire more rounds faster and more accurately it offers a high wounding capacity. 9mm is also cheaper than the other acceptable self defense calibers, which, means more practice and training for less.