Do you remember “Mad Max”? You know, that old Mel Gibson movie series from back in the early 1980s about a post-apocalyptic world where everything has gone to Hades in a handbasket? Well, despite the fact that your humble host does not foresee that sort of bleak futuristic landscape it does make sense when doing survival planning to at least consider some of the worst possible outcomes and try to prepare for them.
With that in mind today we discuss ammo flexibility for defensive sidearms in general and specifically what I like to call the “Mad Max” pistol. By that I mean a firearm that can handle multiple calibers. In some sense you could consider your average .357 Magnum revolver to be a “Mad Max” handgun as it can use both .38 Special and .357 Magnum, or even a bigger .44 Magnum cannon that will also feed .44 Specials. However, in this specific case I’m discussing the Glock platform with aftermarket barrels which can give you the capability of shooting 9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W from the same firearm.
Now that sounds like a good option in a “Mad Max” world, doesn’t it?
The aftermarket barrels I discuss on this episode can be found at Lone Wolf’s web site
For using 9mm in a Glock 22, 23 or 27 you will need to pick up the appropriate magazine(s): http://glockstore.com/index/3_Mags+%26amp%3B+Extensions/
There are several Youtube videos on this topic, including the following two that serve as a good introduction to this approach: