Caliber and Gun Type, Blade length and width are all really pointless to the civilian unless bravado is your game.. Leaving an opening and knowing how to avoid a situation that requires deadly force is a mind set. Mental training if you will. Many civilians ( over carry ), Primary, back-up and a blade. The research time spent by most on the most lethal caliber etc. could / should use that time training. Can you draw your weapon of choice in a timely manner? Have you learned how to create space between you a bad guy. The guy that is going to rob or assault you has ZERO training and more than likely standing less than arms length from you so if you practice you are already one up on him. As a civilian the best defense is a good offense. I am not trying to stir any pots here. These are just my opinions and your results may vary.
Thinking PRACTICAL, Not Tacticool.
Cool thread topic CWL. Thanks, John