Biloxi, Mississippi (Ammoland) Every firearms instructor worth their salt will tell you that when it comes to choosing a defensive handgun, or any firearm for that matter, that function is the number one consideration. That advice is really is a no-brainer or a truism.
We give constant lip service to the fact that the top quality of any firearm chosen for combat or fighting is reliability. However, the truth of the situation is that more than a few online tactical gurus and gun shop experts favor popular mythology over reality based on experience and fact.
For instance, the non-stop drivel about the .45 ACP overshadowing the 9x19mm cartridge in the “stopping-power” arena still abounds. First of all, there is put a fraction of a difference between the actual ballistic performance of either cartridge. Secondly, as they are both handgun rounds, the use of the term “stopping-power” is a bit ridiculous. Such an argument would be akin to debating over whether the Toyota Prius or Ford Focus would be the better choice for the Talladega 500.
When it comes to adding accessories or upgrading a fighting gun, there are practical or functional add-ons and their are cosmetics. Cosmetics are fine. Hell, everyone likes to put their own special touches on their property; cars, motorcycles and guns all fall into that category.
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