Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
Originally Posted By TheOTHERmaninblack:
Why not a 23 with 9mm conversion AND .22 conversion? Same pistol, same size (more or less), more optiony goodness.
40 S&W is just not a round I stockpile. I have a bunch of 9mms including a Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm convertable, Glocks 26, 19, 17s, UZIs, MAC-11, 9mm ARs, S&W 3913. Because of that I have 9mm stacked by the case and I have brass, bullets, powder, primers etc to reload a lifetime. I used to have a 40 or two but I sold them as they never got any love.
I have nothing against a 40, it just made more sense for me to go with 9mm and 45acp in my prep planning. Now, in 45 acp I also have the Glock 21s, 1911, and a 45 acp conversion for the UZI so I go have a bigger stick if the SHTF and I need it. In that case, I even have a pair of Glock 20 uppers for the G21s incase things get so bad that the bad guys are wearing normal armor. Hardcast 10mm double taps will make a vest wearing tango one sorry SOB and if that fails the 454 Casull will punch through. Just these are not my first line survival guns as survival will most likely be dealing with what I have on hand. In a combat situation, I think I would prefer a 45acp or 10mm but survival is not combat if you really want the best chances to survive!
Here is an example, the other day I came home to discover the front door unlocked. I drew my Glock 19 as it is my CCW gun but when I got to my bedroom I switched to the 1911 to clear the rest of the house. Sure, the 9mm would do the job but a 45acp increases the odds that had I shot someone they would not have been able to shoot back.
Here the situation had changed from self defense to combat in my mind. Ends up, my wife forgot to lock the door when she stepped out to go shopping and I checked the CCTV video and nobody else had come or gone after she stepped out but it was a tense few minutes as I evaluated the situation.
My survival ammo revolves around some basic cartridges:
45acp is a close runner up but I stockpile perhaps a case of 45acp compared to cases of 9mm
basically all you did was cut your ammo in half...you should have got to your room, dropped your 15rd mag and stuck in a 33rd mag