Where do I learn more about caliber for personal protection?
Hello everyone. I do not own a firearm yet and I am still trying to learn. Now I keep hearing that for an EDC handgun you do not want to have a caliber any smaller than a .380, .38, or 9mm depending on what you read. I also see the .22 put down a lot for a concealed carry gun. Why is this? I went to the Remington website to look at ammo and they have ballistics charts for what they sell, but how does that information translate into real world carry and effectiveness? I understand that "knock down" power is a myth and that stopping power simply means the ability of a round to stop and attacker from harming you further or stopping the fight. Why is a .22 not sufficent for concealed carry? I am curious and trying to learn.
Re: Where do I learn more about caliber for personal protection?
I would start reading here:
As for the .22, while any bullet can kill if certain variables are met, instant, or even timely stoppeage of an attack are not traits of the.22.
If you look at the study listed and then look at the "failure to incapacitate" of the .22 you will see it ranks pretty high for not getting the job done, even when compared to .25 and .32 calibers if I'm not mistaken.