i know lots of people that tell me I should carry a 9mm or a 40 or a 45. For my I choose the 357 magnum. I find a lot more "tactical" snobs than caliber snobs. I like what I like and let others like what they like. I don't try to change them,i wish they would leave me the same courtesy.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...