“A gun that fits the hand and the biggest caliber that the shooter can manage are what matters, not the brand or caliber chosen,” NRA Instructor Don McDougall concludes in his ammoland.com article First Time Gun Owners Guide to Choosing a Pistol Caliber. Good advice! I reckon new shooters should start with .22, move on to 9mm, then figure out what gun and caliber they prefer. My favorite caliber is . . .
9mm, for its controllability, price and youcanloadloadsability. After that I love me some .45, for the way the big boy bullet feels when you shoot it and its ability to drop an NFL linebacker mid-charge (metaphorically speaking and not during the national anthem). What are your TWO favorite pistol calibers and why?