Originally Posted by The Tourist
bhunted, clearly I would enjoy a 938. The issue for me is do I need one, or just want one?
I have a P238, which obviously launches the same size bullet. And like all handguns with short barrels, it emits smoke and some sparks from unburned powder escaping.
Since most defensive fire is in the "up close and personal" range, does my .355 bullet garner more terminal effect if I up my game to a 9x19mm?
In a life or death exchange, I would most likely use the "Mozambique" course of fire. So do I have the right pistol, or do I just want a new toy?
Nothing wrong with new toys. As for the 238 vs 938....and they're not that expensive.
I never thought about it because I have a lot of 9mm and my goal years ago was to consolidate my ammo. Beings I had 9mm, I made no sense to downgrade to a 380. The gun size is not that different and I didn't want to add another caliber just for one gun. I also understand the ballistics have changed for the 380 over the years and have come a long way... But as I mentioned. I have a lot of guns. Handguns are mostly in 9mm and 45acp with a side of 45LC...
Rifle, same thing. 7.62, 5.56, 6.5cm....
So now, with just as much comfort, I don't consider it a true upgrade, ( I still love my 938), but I like to travel light. No extra mags and such. This not to say I don't swap out my edc once in awhile. I may carry the 938, my HK VP9SK, etc.... But wanted something new that blew me away.
The structure of the 365 is almost equivalent to my HKs which I consider the best poly gun out there, especially similar to my VP9SK specifically. But half the size of my VP9SK.
Hey,everyone wants some new toys once in awhile.... lol.
Now on a more serious note: No handgun caliber can convince me it's right for the job. Over the years, I've seen well built mad men, stoners, heavily clothed people flick off bullets like a gnat and keep moving toward you. You need to fire as many rounds till the threat stops and why not with the best round you can afford to comfortably carry. OR, carry whatever round you want and forget about center mass. I only practice head shots. If you can consistently make perfect head shots, center mass is easy. But why waste the bullets.