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Interesting source perspective but way too much information. However, I agree with his conclusions on the shotgun, rifle, and pistol priority of damage potential. The .357s are too loud to consider for unprotected hearing in self defense situations. Bigger is better is not a novel concept.

If I had to carry one pistol in a holster outside of the pocket it would be my Glock 36.
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Well I happened onto another potentially controversial site that discusses in some detail the effects of lead overdoses in different calibers. I must admit that the character writing the said blog/forum is a little rough and  lacks a bit of couth (sorry if you are on this forum  ::) ) in a few questionable comments made, but what would you expect from a guy that works in a morgue in Atlanta (sorry if you work in a morgue in Atlanta  ::) ). He is probably gonna be a little different. That being said, he seems to be a very straight shooter and all in all a fairly experienced and intelligent fellow. I wouldn't mind meeting him (as long as I'm not laying on his table).

It has no graphic pics. It is generally about a mortician's opinion of the best calibers to defend your life (or another innocent parties life) in the event you were forced to do so. It holds great in-sites (literally) to what happens in the event that someone is shot by various calibers. Things that could help save our lives if ever engaged in a gun battle. We all know the dangers of a critically wounded BG who is still shooting and endangering you and your family. It would be good to narrow the odds of that happening if possible IMO. So, for what it's worth I highly recommend at least checking out some of what the fellow has to say.

I will say that he starts out anti .380/9 mm, and when cross examined close to the end he must ... Well I'll just let you check it out.

Please post your thoughts, positive or negative.


http://www.gunthorp.com/Terminal%20Ballistics%20as%20viewed%20in%20a%20morgue.htm
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Other Guns / Re: Is the trigger on the LCR as smooth as the R9 ?
« Last post by tracker on Today at 01:14:53 PM »

I just checked with my gunsmith again and he said he bought an LCR .38 spl for his wife and the trigger was smooth enough at 7 lbs. that he didn't feel it was necessary to alter.
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Other Guns / Re: Is the trigger on the LCR as smooth as the R9 ?
« Last post by dddonkey on Today at 10:42:33 AM »
I don't think the trigger is as smooth as the R9 but it is pretty good I think. My wife likes it and that is all that matters, happy wife happy life.
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Best caliber for CCW?
« Last post by ricardo on Today at 10:15:08 AM »
About 30 years ago, I visited a fellow in a state prison. Something I have done on a regular basis over the years. Anyways, this man had been shot 5 times(all at once) in the chest and stomach area, with a 38 special. Lucky for him that didn't happen with today's hollow point technology or it might have been a different outcome for him. Moral of the story,,,,two things. 1) Shot placement, center mass is critical with any gun weather a 38 or 45. 2) Type of ammo used,,,,in his case it was FMJs. R
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Best caliber for CCW?
« Last post by Richard S on Today at 09:32:16 AM »
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Nobody here likes .38 spl.?  :(

On March 8, 1995, while having lunch in a restaurant across from a county courthouse in East Tennessee, I first laid eyes on the lady who is now my wife.  She was about to try a case in the courthouse and I was there to file an oil and gas lease. I was just passing through Tennessee working on a joint venture with Chevron while waiting for a certain government to change back in Africa where I had left hurriedly "for reasons of health" following a military coup, abandoning a lot of  unfinished business on the ground.  In any event, upon seeing the lady in question I promptly stalled, crashed, and burned, and then began a year-long hot pursuit that resulted in my becoming a Tennessean in 1996 after she had finally agreed to marry me. 

With my new domicile established, I promptly applied for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.  The course required qualification with some suitable handgun.  On the day of the qualification, I looked through the possibilities in the gun safe and pulled out a Smith & Wesson Model 36 3" .38 Special.  Even though I tend to favor a semi-automatic handgun, I seem to recall reminding myself at the time of the old "KISS" maxim.

I qualified.

One of my step-daughters now has that S&W. However, I still have a supply of .38 Special cartridges because they can be loaded in my IMI Timber Wolf pump carbine chambered for .357 Magnum.

I've always had a healthy respect for the venerable .38 Special.  If I were to carry a wheel gun, it would be chambered for that cartridge.


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Other Guns / Re: Is the trigger on the LCR as smooth as the R9 ?
« Last post by tracker on Today at 09:11:58 AM »

My gunsmith said it is very smooth but I haven't compared one to the R9. Here is the one I have in mind:

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/specSheets/5456.html
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Best caliber for CCW?
« Last post by hedrok on Today at 04:31:52 AM »
I'll go back to what I said earlier...A S&W 940 5 shot 9mm on moon clips is almost as fast on reloads as a semi auto and has all the penetrating power needed to do the job.  With good, properly expanding ammo I'm not convinced it's not one of the better carry options.  Yes...that gun is tough to find...but is well worth the effort and $$ in return for peace of mind.
As Douglas referred to, "operator induced error" is not a factor with revolvers.  And, if matching the 940 or 640, with their long, DA trigger, at 50 ft. against any sub-compact semi-auto with a similar barrel length and sight radius, I'll bet on the wheelie all day, every day.
In a crisis situation, a person (myself) who has never been in a gunfight, should probably have the least complicated, idiot proof firearm on the planet if he or she is to survive. 
If there's 3 or 4 or 5 guys with guns...call Jack Bauer...he'll tell you you're running out of time. ;D
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Other Guns / Is the trigger on the LCR as smooth as the R9 ?
« Last post by C0untZer0 on Today at 12:13:09 AM »
I'm really interested in the new LCR from Ruger, is the trigger as nice as the R9?

I hear a lot of good things about the trigger of the LCR but I don't see how that trigger can turn a cylinder and cock a hammer and be as nice as the R9.
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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Re: Best caliber for CCW?
« Last post by tracker on October 21, 2014, 10:14:34 PM »


Your ball.
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