19 round capability (18 round mags & 1 chambered) coupled with a LONG history of reliability and superb ammunition choices, such as the Federal HST (my pick), make the Beretta M9 an excellent choice for a sidearm – though there are others equally as good or better, depending on personal preference and analysis.
In the original post, here, the point was simply made, “The ideal sidearm is the one you have in your hand.”
That’s true, in the most base terms, because if whatever you have is all you’ve got, then it is ideal when compared to having an empty hand.
When going beyond that most basic premise, the intellect should be employed to do a bit of pre-response analysis and tool capability comparison, both specification and performance wise.
Here’s a few questions that are also basic, but essential:
- What is the nature of the threat you perceive you will…
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