Indeed.raptor wrote:I agree.00dlez wrote:I can get on board with this thinking. If you accomplish the above with 6 calibers, 2 calibers, or any other number, if you meet the criteria then you are doing it right.FOG3 wrote:What you should actually be asking yourself is:
1) Do I have guns which fulfill my potential, but statistically highly unlikely, needs?
2) Are these guns organized into some kind of coherent usable system to fulfill those needs?
3) Am I practicing enough of with these platforms to "git gud"?
4) Do I have sufficient ammo stores for these platforms?
Honestly I would suggest concentration on item 3 and then on 4. If you sit down and think about it, a single caliber in the hands of a proficient user will be useful in many diverse situations. Others may be better but "good enough" frequently gets the job done. Once you achieve such proficiency, you may find that only 1 or 2 calibers are the only ones you have to address in item 4.
Statistically you're not likely to ever need to fire your firearm in anger, but if you do it's going to tend to be a hectic 3-5 shot scenario with whatever you have on you at the time. Knowing your local laws, taking advantage of classes, and training for the kinds of things ASP covers is important if you're going to carry.
Along those lines 9mm has been used to harvest deer, albeit obviously at shorter range than people using things like 308 bolt guns prefer. It's like Cody Lundin talks about in 98.6 related to survival kits. You need to put together a system that works for you, and know how to use it. A prepackaged solution that you're trying to figure out when you need to use it, will tend to get you killed.