Hello all, I am a newbie and for the first time I am considering carrying a gun. Things are getting bad in this world.
Yes, I agree. My choice of words was not as well thought out as your reply was.You shoot to stop, not to kill. Death is a possible side-effect of a shooting-to-stop.
That's exactly what I meant by "some one who has experienced the aftermath first-hand" in my original query! Good info!While I have never been involved directly in a shooting, I have worked in O.R.s and E.R.s in inner city hospitals, and I will say that I don't ever want to be shot with anything, but if I had to be shot with something, I would prefer that it be below .38 caliber. Most folks shot with a .38 and larger don't make it to the O.R.; those who do don't usually make it out.
Actually,since the ban is over..you can get the Kel-Tec with 12+1 capacity now.The P11 carries 11 rounds(10+1) of 9mm in a large pocket sized package. It will readily conceal in a hip pocket or front pants pocket. The action is DA only with a long heavy, revolver-like feel to it. It has proven itself to be extremely reliable weapon. It won't break the bank either.