Capicity>caliber all day, every day.
My EDC is a Kimber 1911 with 3 8rd. Mags. Plenty of firepower and the 1911 is very easy to conceal.For your EDC? Do you prefer a larger caliber or more cartridges? Comparable size and weight classes
For instance: g30 with 10+1 of .45ACP OR G19 with 15+1 of 9mm?
What's your preference and why?
Exactly. These days I don't buy or trade for anything unless I have ammo/components on hand, My last 9mm was an Argie Hi Power, when Clinton was president. It was a great farm pest gun with 115 Silvertips and no better than a 22 with FMJ. Cheap ammo was a prime reason to pick a Nine but that ship has sailed.Caliber may play a more important role at least in gun selection because a lot of people don't want to buy new calibers, so if you have a lot of .45 for instance, you can buy a small 9mm because they are notably smaller in size but if you don't want to start into a different caliber, you may choose a smaller .45 for carry, like an XDs or something. While I find the G30 (and G29) to be very chunky guns, if I were just a .45 guy then I'd likely choose the G30 unless I wanted to get into the 9mm, in which case the G19 would be less chunky and give a solid boost in capacity.
It's a little different with 9mm vs .40 since the size is usually the same and there's only a small difference in capacity, so would I rather have a 15+1 G19 or a 13+1 G23? Well for me I don't have 9mm any more so logically I would choose the G23, even though I have no issue with 9mm as in being inadequate or anything, I just simply prefer the .40 and in this case would not start back into the 9mm for something as trivial as 2rds capacity. A lot of the new micro 9mm's are neat and I've had a few but I also have no issue pocket carrying a G27, so again, why get back into a caliber when I really don't have to?
I never spray & pray, but having a few more rds always better than a few less. In todays multiple attacker scenarios, not unlikely you may need more than 5-6 or even 8-9. If i carry a ss anything, i carry a spare mag. Confess, i often carry a spare 10rd for my glocks too.Training. Training. Training. It's not the caliber or mag capacity that matters, it's your training. I carry a 1911 7+1, or a Shield 2.0 9mm 8 round. Shot placement is what counts, not having the mag capacity to spray and pray.
So you do carry 9mm. So it can't be THAT bad.I tend to carry 357sig/40 more then 9mm. I don't care what anyone says. The 357/40 has more stopping power then the 9mm.... I've carried both calibers at work for a long time and while 9mm is a good round to carry, it's no 357sig for sure...357sig in Sig p229 with mecgar 14 round mag. 15 rounds of awesome stopping power.