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‘Nationwide, the most commonly traced firearms are chambered for 9mm, .40 caliber, and .22 caliber ammunition’
I’m switching to .45
This is not bragging. Carrying .40, .357 Sig, and 10 mm
and I sincerely hope it does not come to any
trouble. Please remember your training.
You won’t regret it. The religion of St. John Browning.
I already carry 9 and 10, just need the Uncle of them.
Shot placement with what you have and be your best.
Protect your family and self.
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On a dark note, WI. has lost 4 LEOs. in LOD deaths this year already. Sad days.
Welcome to adulthood!
Just waiting on USCCA to buy it
Blessed be his name. Deuce to his Ma.
During the Rodney King riots, I carried a SIG 9 with an extended 20 round magazine plus 1 in the chamber, along with a Walther PPKS (.380) as a back up.
I found that ducking a lot actually was my best protection.
Thank you sir. One day I would like to have the Walther PPK(S) .380. The round is great to have and
I have tried it only on steal plate and targets. Thank you for your services too. thank you.
That was a beautiful firearm.
If you are seriously interested in the PPKS, you might consider the Sig Sauer P230. It is based on the PPKS, and is a stellar .380 firearm.
Harder to find these days, but I am pretty sure they are still less expensive.
I always find these statistics as mostly irrelevant, because they really don’t focus in any meaningful way.
Using percentages is also very sneaky and makes some numbers, without proper context, seem astronomical. For example mass shootings are an incredibly low occurrence crime nationwide, regardless of what the media would want you to believe. However, when you see the percentages it looks like a massive statistic when you see something like 50% increase over last year. If I had 2 incidents last year, but have 3 incidents the next year that is a 50% increase. If I had 1 incident on year one an 3 incidents on year 2 that is a 200% increase, but is that actually meaningful? So, the percentages are used to project a skewed picture.
Also the time frame has to be considered, in 2020/2021 the US saw some of the largest numbers of first time gun ownership - EVER! We are talking in the many millions of new firearms and firearm owners entering the statistics. But do the ATF Tracing numbers correlate back to total gun ownership? How many of those traces are for firearms that were used for lawful self-defense? How many of those traces are for gang-related crimes?
The numbers simply don’t provide a good picture at all for actual crime in the US.
Would the state’s attorneys provide numbers for actual convictions on violent crimes that involved firearms? How many firearms related charges were dropped, or reduced? How many repeat offenders were not prosecuted? Those would be a more interesting numbers, IMO
You are right about the P230. I own the P232 in stainless steel. It is a terrific little gun and is more accurate than a small gun should be. If is remarkable how much it reminds one of the PPK.
“It is a terrific little gun and is more accurate than a small gun should be.”
Would love to see that myself.
I have a little P238 that I like to carry, but I like the look of that P230. Is there a significant difference between the P230 and the P232? It just seems like the P232 might be easier to find, but since you recommended the P230 I thought maybe there was a reason to look for the older model.