The above video is an excerpt from Colion Noir’s NRA show Noir. It’s his long-awaited rant on .40 caliber – which doesn’t really go into capacity. Which is OK with me; I only have so much capacity for worrying about caliber. Call me a fatalist, but I reckon you load your gun, you take your chances. Caliber is only one variable in the armed self-defense equation; including the size and weight of your gun, its magazine capacity, your level of age, fitness and training; your genetic reaction to stress and combat experience, shot placement, number and position of assailants, time of day and so on. That said, when I carry a smaller gun (9mm or .38) I mentally adjust my possible tactics. Anyway, .40 sucks. Too snappy. Your take?