By: Mike McDaniel Having considered the first ten installments of this series–
–perhaps you’ve decided that you prefer semiautomatics over revolvers, and want a compact semiautomatic pistol for daily concealed carry. The next substantial question to be answered is what caliber? Such handguns are available in .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45ACP and a few other common calibers. Which is “best?” As the chart from Glock at the top of the article illustrates, there are many choices available from that manufacturer alone in all of the common handgun size categories, and many, regardless of caliber, are very close to the same size and weight.