BRAND new what gun should i get??
ok guys first off ive been researching for awhile but would like to hear some people referring me to what i should get. my i currently own 3 pistols 2 .22s and a super blackhawk 44 mag now i love these guns but i need something for self defense that i can carry on me in the woods and carry in the truck. i want something with a bigger clip this is why im not guna carry the 44 mag but what would yall recommend? what caliber? is the px4 a good gun to have? or something in a ruger would be better? thanks!
Cummins, One Gun Does Not Do It All
Originally Posted by cummins
One gun does not do it all. A firearm small enough to conceal on your person comfortably is good for two legged creatures but underpowered for 4 legged creatures.
Let me elaborate:
Recently, I considered purchasing a snub nose 357 revolver thinking I would have a concealed gun I could use for urban protection and backwoods. Unfortunately, the length of the gun barrel will determine the velocity and energy of a round. For example, a 357 caliber fired from a 2 inch barrel produces about the same velocity and energy as a 9mm +P round fired from a 3 inch barrel. I would definitely not want to protect myself against a black bear with my 9mm Beretta Nano but reality is my 3 inch barrel Nano firing a +P round is comparable to a 357 round fired from a firearm with a 2 inch barrel (snub nose).
Hard to accept but it is true. The 357 is an excellent round for protecting yourself against a black bear if the barrel is 4 inches or longer but reduce the barrel length to 2 inches and you will have a firearm comparable to my Beretta Nano shooting +P rounds but with more recoil and noise.
I would stick with your 44 magnum for hiking in the woods and purchase a semi auto single stack 9mm loaded with +P ammo for urban protection. (I carry Gold Dot 124 Grain +P Short Barrel.)
You can Google to verify what I am telling you is factual.