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  • “Why should you be allowed to large calibers for self defense?” a friend asked me, idk how to give a good response though?

     ashley308 updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 29 Posts
  • ashley308

    Member
    May 16, 2021 at 9:20 am

    any help?

  • jewjewbee_1234

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    People that use terms like that don’t know anything about guns and probably can’t be reasoned with.

  • mrrp

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    I suspect your friend has no idea what large calibers are.

    Ask which calibers are small, intermediate, and large, which ones are and are not appropriate for self-defense, and why.

  • kkgte

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Because it’s a god given right.

  • 7862838484

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    How about “fuck you, that’s why”

  • StoopingRaptor

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    A gun is lethal force. It should never be used unless your life or another innocent person’s life is being presented with an immediate threat of death or grave bodily harm.

    So if your life or the lives of your loved ones are in danger, wouldn’t you want to have as much firepower as you can get to have as good of a chance of saving you and your loved ones as possible?

  • N0_Tr3bbl3

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    What right does the government have to tell me what I can and can’t use to defend my own life?

    A government that regularly releases violent criminals onto the streets doesn’t get too tell me how I can protect myself against the people they refuse to protect us from.

  • IamNoatak

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Define “large caliber”. Also, because bears and shit exist

  • TacTurtle

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    “Why should you be allowed to dictate what people can use to defend themselves, and what is your moral justification to prevent people to refuse being victimized?”

  • Black_Benis

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Because lick my balls and taint.

  • jackholexxxx

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    To end the threat, not annoy/delay it. https://youtu.be/KT0KcenH_eQ?t=133

  • SColemanBarter

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    .

    Performance vs target cover may well be more important than cal….

    I typically carry with staggered ball and high impact loads… each double tap (is that still a thing) gives one round for penetration and one for impact (optimum penetration and energy transfer)…

    Only use this method after test firing several mags… e.g. believe it or not but the ‘will eat anything’ ‘gas operated blow back retarded’ HK P7M8 ‘squeeze cocker’ will fail more often than not at least once per mag…

    I especially prefer this technique for my car carry to be covered if needing to defeat a vehicle’s sheet metal, glass, etc…

    For street use it’s especially effective during cold weather when high impact / low penetration ammo can be rendered less effective on a target with multi layer heavy covering…

    .

  • derpymcdooda

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Outside of, mind ya buissness boy:

    In a self defense situation I’m not looking to fight fair. I’m looking to win.

  • Roman-3rd

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Because armor is a thing.

  • Sarconiux

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Because I live in Maine and a charging moose is a real threat. As are mountain lions and bear. And meth heads. I’m not playing games and taking a risk by shooting more than one shot.

    People have different needs. Some need small concealable pocket guns chambered in .22, .25, .32, etc. Some need ginormous revolvers chambered in .44, .460, .500, or .45-70. All depends on your location and your needs.

    Caliber should be an irrelevant topic of discussion. It’s a gun. It can kill things. .22 can kill people, so it shouldn’t matter how big the cartridge is, when the smallest available is effectively lethal. Tell your friend to take a walk down a dark alley in Compton or Brooklyn, and take a hike through the backwoods of Maine and Alaska. They’re not gonna choose the same gun to do both. Or if they do, they’re gonna choose the larger caliber. Better to be safe than sorry. As the FBI would tell you after 1986 Miami Dade.

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