The Five Best Ways to Choose a Concealable Handgun
1. CHOOSE A PRACTICAL CALIBER
Choose a caliber with enough power to consistently penetrate the human skull and penetrate deep enough into the body to cause lethal damage (bleeding) to major organs, because when deadly force is justified, you want to stop the threat as soon as possible.
What does Research tell us?
A "Police Marksman Magazine" survey from 1985 - 1990 (on real police shootings) proves accurate heads shots, with .38 special and 9 mm calibers, effectively stop the threat 100% of the time; even though they do not always cause death.
FBI studies (on real police shootings) also proved the only way to consistently stop a threat as soon as possible is to severely damage or sever the central nervous system and 70% of all police shootings, over the last forty years, are between 10 - 15 feet. Therefore, there is no need for a caliber delivering a great deal of range.
Controllability is critical. FBI studies (on real police shootings) prove multiple shots are also an effective technique to stop a justified deadly force assault. They will cause a great deal of internal damage to the assailant, which will in turn cause the assailant to bleed internally
and externally. This loss of blood will reduce the flow of blood and oxygen to the assailant's brain, and this will eventually cause him/her to lose consciousness, collapse, and end the assault. In any assault, there is always the possibility of multiple assailants, so controllability will be needed to quickly deliver multiple shots and/or headshots. to multiple assailants. A large caliber handgun also produces equally hard recoil, so they may be difficult to control for fast multiple accurate shots.
These calibers have proven themselves to have enough power to consistently penetrate the human skull and penetrate deep enough into the body to cause damage (bleeding) to major organs. They also provide controllability for multiple shots and accurate headshots for increased stopping effect and multiple assailants.