Why Bring A Sidearm Same Caliber As Your Carbine? – Disaster Contingency Specialists

Paul Harrell discusses the advantages and disadvantages of bringing with you a sidearm and carbine of the same caliber.


  1. swordsman3000
    swordsman3000 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    i tried to justify a Pistol Caliber Carbine 6 ways from sunday, and it just never works…when you run the numbers with an unbiased eye, the ONLY thing a PCC has over a rifle carbine is much lower muzzle blast indoors…Period

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  2. Silas Longshot
    Silas Longshot 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    The whole point of this vid is to point out the validity of having a sidearm and carbine in the same caliber. Sure, for all those nitwits commenting about a pure rifle cartridge is superior (duh, but lets see you find a pistol that fires .223) but that's out of context here. I personally have stuff in all the popular calibers on hand, but prefer my pistol / carbine combos (9mm and .357 Mag) if it came down to a SHTF situation, because ONE cartridge size / supply is all I need to find in the SHTF world market. After I run out of the ones I can / have reloaded (x 10,000 or so). And for urban 'situations' this concept works fine.

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  3. Aaron Hodgeson
    Aaron Hodgeson 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    I'll just leave this here for all the haters that wanna give this guy a hard time.
    FYI, no i don't agree with everything this guy says, but in this case he has valid points as well as facts.

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  4. Hunter Carney
    Hunter Carney 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    This is wrong. I've watched a couple of his videos and with all due respect, he's a dumb ass. Any carbine or rifle that you seriously would consider using to defend yourself with should be chambered Ina rifle carriage.

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  5. Brent Young
    Brent Young 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    You have make head shots on small game with deer caliber weapons if you plan to eat the whole critter.
    9mm carbines tend to make a lot of hollow points fragment at home defense ranges. 147gr or 135 gr hollow points work very well in a carbine for home defense.
    In a survival situation 9mm 115 gr +P+ hollow points would work well. Hopefully, you will be engaging targets much further than 7 yards in a survival situation. Federal 9BPLE shoots accurately at longer ranges than any other 9mm hollow point I have tried in a carbine. 9BPLE has a muzzle velocity from a 16.5 inch barrel of around 1,500 fps. Unfortunately, 9PBLE does not penetrate well at 7 yards. The Hi – Shok bullet is designed for maximum expansion at 1,250 to 1,350 fps

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  6. 594bolt
    594bolt 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Do you know of any rifles that will accept the 1911 .45 magazines? I know the Thompson shoots .45 ACP rounds, but does not accept the 1911 magazines.

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  7. MPGunther1
    MPGunther1 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Well thought out video

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  8. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    I have a Ruger Vaquero in .357. Recently I bought a Henry lever action in .357. I was this close (fingers 2 mm apart) to buying a .45-70 but I thought about the shared ammo and the lower expense so it just made sense.

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  9. mrnickbig1
    mrnickbig1 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    But, the .450 BFR is less powerful than the .45-70.

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  10. Pokey Prasch
    Pokey Prasch 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    So a .44 is not appropriate for rabbit hunting? …What if it's a really big rabbit?

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  11. Steve Miller
    Steve Miller 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    I have a CX4/92 combo. I am an average shooter and I can make one hole at 30yds with it… not at all with the 92. I also have a .40 CX4 but need a PX4 .40 pistol to go with it. The .40 is great in a carbine. it gains 300+FPS in some loads. I also have a Keltec sub 2000 shooting Glock mags and a Glock pistol… it is a neat concept. This gets even more interesting when you go to a 44mag or .357 mag rifle/pistol combo as you can shoot 44 special and .38 special ammo in them.

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  12. BlueonGoldZ
    BlueonGoldZ 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Problem with shooting pistol-caliber carbines is that in an emergency situation, you're gonna be going up against people with rifles. You are putting yourself at a SEVERE range and firepower disadvantage. At least as far as the new carbines like the Kel tecs, they are really expensive and you can get a full-sized, full-power AR15 for $500 nowadays. Don't buy pistol-caliber carbines unless you already have your rifles and you just want to burn some money.

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  13. onebigkahuna69
    onebigkahuna69 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Sub 2000 in either 9mm or 40 S&W.

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  14. dookie juju
    dookie juju 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    thi guy seems like ex operator

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  15. hoplophobiadoc
    hoplophobiadoc 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    When I heard …… "Magnum Research BFR", I thought you meant, Big Fu***ng Revolver. Hahahahaha.

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  16. Gary Lynch
    Gary Lynch 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    why doesnt he ever wear eye protection?

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  17. SC Rider
    SC Rider 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Good vid on same cal. Agree, same ammo, same mag works. Would think a pistol cal carbine would be lighter to carry, more likely to be with you when you need it.

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  18. A survivor
    A survivor 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    could always carry a 22 revolver or automatic for the rabbit. Can carry a lot of ammo for that 22lr and a good bolt action or semi for bigger stuff. Still 9mm carbine will be a cheap option for ammo I suppose for short to low intermediate ranges.

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  19. Aubrey Moreau
    Aubrey Moreau 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    You bastard how could you kill that sweet innocent rabbit!

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  20. Megahypercat
    Megahypercat 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    Kriss vector + glock is good. Dont like the magnum stuff.

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  21. Lee Hooper
    Lee Hooper 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    great video

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  22. Fred Hman
    Fred Hman 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    you certainly know your stuff good sir. Id subscribe but you dont seem to make videos anymore

    ive learned when it comes to firearms, there really is no "best" option/gun/combination. Just that it comes down to what works best for the user.

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  23. 1113stve
    1113stve 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    I always appreciate the idea, but I like being able to use different types of ammo more. Say (For theoretical purposes only; I'm not saying I'd actually run this) I'm using a 12 gauge shotgun and a 9mm pistol. I'm running low on ammo and I find nothing but only 12 gauge shells. I can still make use of that, and if I find only 9mm I still can use that. But if I'm running only a 9mm carbine/pistol combination and I run across shotgun ammo, it's totally useless.

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  24. Plague
    Plague 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    After watching a second video, subscribed 😉 Keep it up.

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  25. Arla Miller
    Arla Miller 17 July, 2016, 00:51

    It really seems to make a difference between the rifle and the pistol as far as grouping. It really makes you stop and think. I know you are a ballistics expert and the grouping was not as close as I would have expected you to get, a "non professional" would not do as well.As always great information.

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