What do you carry now-a-days? What do you think is high capacity? A glock 26 is "only" 10 rounds. Are you suggesting a full service size pistol like glock 17 minimum?
I carry a glock 26, it conceals well. Thinking about getting a glock 30 for more stopping power. Good idea?
Subcompacts are intended as backup. If I were you I'd carry a standard or compact as a main carry gun, nothing smaller, plus a subcompact in the same caliber.
I know its more comfortable, but it's not a pair of panties, it's a gun for life and death situations. You want all the capacity, power (short barrel reduces fps) and accuracy you can get.
But if those are the choices, I'd go for the Glock 30 and get 45 ACP ammo for short barrel guns.
I myself like 357 SIG.
Hits hard, it’s fast, replicates one of the best stoppers ( 124.gr JHP 357 magnum at 1400 fps).
It’s accurate and controllable, and the bottleneck case feeds reliably into the chamber of autos.
You can also get 9mm or 40 S&W barrels for your 357 SIG Glock for cheaper traning.
You can't do that with a 45 ACP.
By high capacity I mean at least more than 10, preferably 13, 15 rounds, or 17 like the Glock 17.
Double stack magazines mostly. I love the 1911 and it was my first serious gun, but today I think you have better alternatives.
In my opinion everyone should have a 9mm, even if you carry something a bit more powerful for self defense.
If I could only have one auto pistol to get dropped anywhere in the world, that would probably be a Hi Power 9mm.
Something like a Glock 19/17 are perfect choices too.
9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and 357 SIG, they are all excellent choices with the right ammo. Good brands like Gold Dot, Federal or Corbon.
Now, if I I’m getting just one, shot, I’d prefer a shot of 357 SIG over 9mm.
45 ACP is an excellent choice, but you generally sacrifice capacity.
45 ACP vs 357 SIG, the SIG gives you more capacity, a smaller gun and a bit more power.
40 S&W supposedly has the best one-shot stop rates, but I prefer the SIG since it’s faster and expands more reliably.
Again, 9mm up to 45 ACP are all excellent choices with the right ammo.
The only thing you have to remember is that it’s not some death ray like in the movies, you’ll have to keep shooting as fast as you can until the attacker goes down. If you don’t get results after the first 2 or 3 shots I’d start aiming a bit higher, if you know what I mean…
Here police uses 9mm FMJ ammo, and they kill criminals like flies.
I guarantee you, they are all very dead.