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Opportunity Cost Analysis
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Energy Cap
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Ruger American Compact 9mm
12139842427968299628
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total weight (oz)32.940.342.9
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Kel-Tec PF928.864.129,580.5739.435.6313,090.2943.146.1614,323.43
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Ruger LCP47.037.849,406.4561.3510.2312,270.9766.3911.0613,277.42
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Ruger American Full Size 9mm
12.580.744,176.5625.161.488,353.1229.581.749,820.56
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Colt 1911-4.38-0.55-1,801.643.730.471,531.406.580.822,702.47
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Glock 4322.993.837,632.9833.085.5110,983.1636.636.1012,160.25
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Sig P36520.002.006,640.0028.512.859,463.9131.493.1510,456.09
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Walther PPQ17.831.195,920.6730.172.0110,015.3334.502.3011,454.00
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CZ P1017.121.145,683.0630.182.0110,018.5934.762.3211,541.88
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FN FNS9C19.301.296,406.7031.302.0910,390.7035.512.3711,790.49
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OuncesEnergy Cap
Thoght exercise: Assume a willingness to carry 40.3 ounces
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Broader Opportunity Cost
PF9 w/ 28 rnds32.39296
Is a Ruger American Compact 9 with 24 rounds, good trigger, allegedly ambidextrous controls, and presumably 99.99 reliability better than:
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Carry a Ruger American Compact
Applegate Knife4.2
a PF9 with almost 40 rounds, no ambi controls, heavy trigger, and presumably 99.9 reliability*
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9mm with 24 rounds or this pkg
QuikClot Trauma
4.4
a LCP with 61 rounds, no ambi controls, heavy trigger, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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featuring PF9 with 28 rounds,EDC Med Gear
a Colt 1911 with only 4 rounds, partial ambi controls, excellent trigger, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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a knife, and trauma kit
a Glock 43 with 33 rounds, no ambi controls, good trigger, and presumably 99.999 reliability
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equal weight*Total EDC40.9
a Sig P365 with 36 rounds, no ambi controls, good trigger, excellent sights, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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*the extra 14 rounds, knife, and trauma kit are the "Opportunity Cost"
a PPQ with 30 rounds, excellent ambi controls, great trigger, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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of going with the Ruger American Compact over the Kel-Tec PF9
a CZ P10 with 30 rounds, excellent ambi controls, excellent trigger, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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a FN FNS9C with 31 rounds, ambi controls, excellent trigger, and presumably 99.99 reliability
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Great articles, but lack full context. Size. Weight. Dollars. Opportunity cost.
* PF9 and Sig are pretty close, except you could buy two PF9's, a knife, and trauma kit for the price of one 365...the other opportunity cost.
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Why Glock?
* At these round counts (24 to 61 rounds and using Hornady Critical Defense) presumably all will be near 100% reliable
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Glock Mods
* These are not extended 10,000 round gun battles
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"I won't trust my life to x"
You have limited time, money, and carrying capacity
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Preservation of life does not depend exclusively upon firearms
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Self Defense tools
0.47%
murder, but take yourself out of the gun free zones and your chances plummet.
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First Aid Kits and training
Falls and home accidents
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Exercise time and tools
Obesity and heart disease
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AED16.66%heart disease
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Diet quality and study
Obesity and heart disease
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Safe automobile with good tires
0.33%Car Crash
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Home security systems
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Body armor
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Political risks0.50%
Totalitarian governments killed 10's of millions of people in the last century
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Motorcycle Helmet
0.10%
Motorcycle Accident
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Bicycle Helmet0.02%
Bicycle Accident
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Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
0.00%Extremely rare
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