Why does one gravitate to a larger caliber of bullet when faced with a restricted magazine capacity? Many areas have recently seen 10 round restrictions placed on magazine capacity. When the restrictions are applied people often choose to carry a bigger bullet when they cannot carry higher quantity of ammunition. In reality with the modern defensive bullet- Terminal performance against a human attacker remains about the same in both the larger and smaller pistol calibers. (Within a given "duty caliber" spectrum.) This seems to hold true in gelatin ballistic testing as well as NIJ reports on fatalities involving handguns... In the smaller caliber, it usually equates to a more controlled recoil impulse which results in tighter groups and faster follow up shots. With this being said... Why do I find myself looking back at the larger caliber cartridges when said restrictions are coming back into place despite my current knowledge and experience with the smaller caliber?