Great argument for 30-round magazines, as well...
Or something larger caliber than a .38. But I believe a.38 is a revolver. 6 chambers, no magazine.
Great argument for the best hollow points you can buy.
And select-fire AR-15s or M4's with short barrels without any law, permit, tax stamp, registration or government interference. Short barrels provide the maneuverability needed in tight spaces. As for the projectile used, AR-15 platforms have many options beyond 5.56mm.
This is from Wikipedia:
In 1977, NATO members signed an agreement to select a second, smaller caliber cartridge to replace the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge. Of the cartridges tendered, the 5.56×45mm NATO was successful, but not the 55 gr M193 round used by the U.S. at that time. The wounds produced by the M193 round were so devastating that many consider it to be inhumane. Instead, the Belgian 62 gr SS109 round was chosen for standardization. The SS109 used a heavier bullet with a steel core and had a lower muzzle velocity for better long-range performance, specifically to meet a requirement that the bullet be able to penetrate through one side of a steel helmet at 600 meters. This requirement made the SS109 (M855) round less capable of fragmentation than the M193 and was considered more humane.
I reload both M193s and M855s, as well as a number of other 5.56 loads and for that matter a number of other calibers. The each have their own purpose. And yes, they each have their own high capacity magazines.
WARNING: the following link contains gory images of a M193 wound. http://forums.second-amendment.org/index.php?topic=4520.0
I agree, but the problem I find is that many women lack the hand strength to operate the slide on a semiautomatic. I took my wife to the range and had her fire my 9 mm semi and also my .38 revolver. She decided she wants a 9 mm like mine.
A few nights later I removed the ammunition from my weapon and asked her to pull the slide back. She couldn't do it. I then took a round out of the clip and showed her how to insert it into the clip. Again, the spring was too strong for her.
I think I'm going to have to get her a revolver rather than a semiautomatic. If any knowledgeable FReepers have alternative suggestions I'd love to hear them. I want a weapon she can carry in her pocket book and can handle. I thought of a Ruger LCP, but the recoil is a bit powerful on that piece.
Worth repeating in letters to the editor, and comments to articles in the MSM. Saving yourself and your children in a real life crime situation often requires more than 6, or even 10 rounds. Criminals aren't necessarily immobilized by a single wound, or even multiple wounds, and anyone defending their life is likely to miss with some shots. And more than one criminal is often present at the crime scene.
The simple question for liberal gun grabbers should be, if large capacity magazines aren't needed, then why do the police and the military use them? After all, they have back up, and arrive at a crime scene with the advantage of team mates and knowledge of what the problem they are facing is. So they should be able to get by with smaller magazine capacities than a citizen who has to respond to a surprise attack by themselves.