The Battle for the Best EDC Round Goes On.

The best EDC battle in a nutshell.

There is a joke that goes; you select four individuals. One’s EDC is 9mm, one’s EDC is .40 cal, one’s EDC is 45 cal, and one’s EDC is 10 mm. You lock the four individuals in a room and tell them they have eight hours to select the best EDC round. You unlock the door at the end of eight hours to find bloody noises, black eyes, and a few missing teeth. However, each individual insists that their round is the best EDC round.

Why are we all so sure about our choice?

OK, what is the purpose of my telling this joke? We all have preconceptions of our EDC round. We are all sure that we have made the best choice.

I have had numerous discussions with supporters of the 10 mm round that use the 1986 FBI shootout in Miami as justification that the 10 mm is superior to the 9mm. I have had discussions with lovers of the 1911 that say the  .45 cal makes a bigger hole; therefore, it is superior to the 9mm.

Lovers of the .40 cal tell me it is the best compromise between the heavy recoil of the 10 mm and the tiny hole of the 9mm.

The Times They Are A-Changin

To quote Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin.

The 9mm the FBI used in 1986 is not the same as the 9mm used today. There have been changes in loads and bullet weights. However, the biggest change has been the bullet design.

I don’t claim to be an expert. I don’t think that in this simple post, I am going to change your mind. Just take a few minutes to review the following video. Maybe it will stimulate some thoughts.



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