October 18, 2017

Thoughts on Your Choice of Self-Defense Weapons

This past week I was discussing the choice of self defense weapons with a customer. We were going over the various options of self defense weapons including both handguns and long guns.

After going over a few handgun options I mentioned something that I do not think he had thought of before. I reminded him that he is responsible for every projectile that leaves the barrel of his firearm. We discussed the use of shotguns inside the home and the various ammunition available.

It is a very important point to take into consideration, where those thirty-three caliber pieces of lead are going. Depending upon the brand there are roughly 9-12 pieces of lead leaving the barrel that each have the ability of penetrating flesh. After some thought on where this may be used the shotgun may not be the ideal weapon in certain circumstances.

We talked about the use of the .410 caliber revolvers that are popular and also discussed the issues with using a shotgun shell for self defense. I think in the home it may be a good choice in some circumstances, but outside the home is less than ideal.

Suppose you are in a parking lot and are forced to use it in self defense. You may have numerous people behind the assailant that could possibly be hit by some lead leaving your revolver. In my mind the idea of me getting injured by an assailant is better than an innocent bystander getting injured by my weapon.

It is a serious and important issue that every firearm owner needs to consider when choosing both a self defense weapon and ammunition.

The special this week will be a 1911 pistol by Citadel. While distributor supplies last or until May 6th it will go for $577 out the door.

 

Description:

LEG CIT 1911 45AP 5B 8RD WD

Manufacturer:

Legacy Sports Intl|Citadel

Model #:

Citadel 1911 Full Size

Type:

Semi-Automatic Pistol

Finish:

Matte Black

Stock:

Checkered Wood Grips

Sights:

Novak Style Sights

BarrelĀ Length:

5″

OverallĀ Length:

8.5″

Weight:

36 oz

Caliber:

45AP

Capacity:

8+1

Action:

Single Action

# of Mags:

2

Chokes:

Packaging:

Lockable Plastic Case

Receiver:

Matte Black

Chamber:

Muzzle:

Features:

1911 Round Trigger Guard, Series 70 Firing System
Full Length Guide Rod,Skeletonized Hammer & Trigger

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