Our author began exploring a packing handgun for a specific scenario. The bottom line criterion was that the pistol must be completely reliable, accurate enough for personal defense and taking accurate shots at an adversary behind cover, and powerful enough for defense against both biped and quadruped threats. Vehicle penetration was important, and so was penetration against heavy bones. Springfield’s XD in .357 SIG quickly rose to the top of the list.
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The debate over the best caliber is as classic as the guns that shoot them, and the wedge that has split more than one set of shooting buddies. No minds will be changed, but here is a strong case why the 9mm has become the king of self-defense cartridges.
The SIG P228—designated as the M11 in 9mm—is still seeing plenty of action with U.S. military forces today. Perhaps this has evaded your radar or you were simply too caught up in the polymer debate, but SIG introduced a new version of the M11 for the civilian market awhile back known as the M11-A1. Here’s what happens when the best gets even better!
Before the .357 SIG’s introduction in 1994, no other round could match the .357 Magnum’s performance in a semi-automatic pistol. Many experts—self-defense gun instructors and writers—along with many law enforcement professionals believe the .357 SIG has just the right combination of features to make it a near perfect self-defense round.