.38 Long Rifle is good enough

KR Training Assistant Instructor Greg Howard pointed this article to me: Why Nine.

It’s a lot of the same caliber war rehash. I’ve said it before, I’ve said it again, I’ve said it a third time, spoken on 9mm and it goes on.

All pistol rounds suck.

I did like one thing from the article:

All other things being equal, the bigger the bullet the better

The problem with that caveat is that nothing else is equal.  No other “big boy” caliber handgun will carry as many rounds as a comparably sized 9mm and none of them are as easy to shoot as a 9mm.

Because the “all things being equal” line comes up all the time, but rarely does it follow up with the reality that everything else isn’t equal. So when you put it all together, it’s really hard to make the case for anything other than 9.

Speer Gold Dot 9mm Luger 124 grain +P (part #23617). Works for me. It’s about as good as you’ll get, even if Tom Givens likes to jokingly refer to it as .38LR. 🙂

Now can we move on and talk about more important matters?