…First, for self-defense. For the record, let me say that my neighborhood is a nice, quiet place. But I live a short distance from the Chicago border so I am smart enough to realize that could change. Also, I am not a wealthy person so my arsenal is rather limited. I have a nice Ruger .357 Blackhawk for home defense. Skeptics tell me that the .357 doesn’t pack enough punch, but loaded with 158 grain hollow points, it will do the job. Besides, looking from the wrong end of the barrel, the gun is bigger than most, makes it look like a 120mm cannon! I also have a 9mm for backup, just in case.
My favorite conceal is a small Ruger .380. It fits on my belt or in my pocket in case I decide not to wear a belt. I’ve loaded it with 115 grain hollow points and uses other loads for target practice. I have family and friends who laugh at the fact it only holds six in the magazine and one in the chamber, but, the way I figure, if you can’t hit your target with seven shots then you probably shouldn’t be carrying a weapon. Go home and practice before you start carrying.
My second reason is probably the closest to my heart…
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