Originally Posted by karenschro
I completely agree with Albert, size really doesn't matter if its center mass, your dead or wish you were.
Yeah... no... I kinda think it does.
Concealable pistols are all the rage now. Smaller caliber weapons are easy to conceal, people like to read articles supporting their gun of choice, so magazine writers cater to their audience. Just because you read an article in Firearms News, New York Times, or CNN, doesn't make it factual.
Let's extrapolate the notion that size doesn't matter. Why not ditch the .380 and go to a .32? How about a .25? A .22? Pretty soon the argument becomes silly, and you realize the basic premise just doesn't hold water.
An honest argument would be that size DOES matter, but in deference to concealability, we make compromises and choose to carry a smaller and inferior man-stopper.
I also question the notion of being about to take that head/torso shot. It's nothing more than a cute parlor trick to put all the shots into one hole in the comfort of a fancy shooting range. But how many of us can keep 'em in the ten ring with our hearts beating at 180, people screaming in our ears, pushing us around, and an attacker charging us? If under those conditions someone can put a .22 into an eye socket, then I'll shut up and bask in their awesomeness. But I lack that degree of skill, so I need to rely on the biggest ball of lead that is practical.