If you could only choose one, which would you choose? In my whole time shooting and owning guns, I never really gave this idea much thought. When I was in the military, you were given one rifle and some optics that were yours to babysit and sometimes use. At times, my job required me to use a pistol, a machine gun, or even an anti-tank rocket. There was no choosing or debating. You just take what you get and do your job. All I remember is that I used my weapons and gear as I needed them and never really remember wishing I could choose just one. In fact, I remember feeling the opposite after having issues with my rifles(M4/M16) in terms of maneuverability, ergos, handling, etc. When I got out and started playing with different designs, I found the bullpup to fit every need I ever needed a rifle to fit.
When selecting an ammo to use and practice with, many people end up choosing between 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. My journey through these three calibers was relatively short, and the changes were based on convenience rather than logically calculated decisions. Nowadays I shoot 9mm primarily, which is a choice many people get behind every year. But lately I have looking at and considering another caliber switch. Perhaps not in terms of my primary caliber, but at least in carry.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, Firearm and Gear Tester.