There are many reasons for choosing certain items.
The Takarov, in my opinion, is terrible because of the
range of ammunition that can be used. Yes, it's inexpensive,
but its inability of using nothing but ball-type ammo and
"backwards" safety puts it off my list. At the bottom,
and from what I've gathered on the web, is the Bersa:
lifetime warrenty (what's that worth), about $350, used
by South American police. It's only at the "bottom"
because of cost, not because of reliabilty.
Using wool as a parka is just dumb. Use the wool blankets
but at least get a plastic parka for to prevent water
infiltration. Wool will absorb water and get rather heavy
until the rain stops. Want to be soaked for several days?
I wear socks that are at least 50% wool year round and find
their wicking action gives me far more comfort than cotton
socks. That said, using wool blankets as a poncho strikes
me as untenable. Wool absorbs and then disipates moisture
when humidity drops. Kinda like a filter that passes high
moisture from low to high. But if humidity on the outside
doesn't drop you'll stay soaked. Not good.
I don't want to get into a war over what's best. It's true
that a lanoline wool blanket will repel water, that is until
it is washed in a detegent which will remove the lanoline.
I've worn wool garments for many years. I know what I'm
talking about. Wool is great, but you need to understand
As for 9mm firearms: Do your own research. There are many
firearms forums. Not a forum but mostly a review site that
I like: www.gunblast.com...
All sorts of stuff by a
Keep in mind that the .380, 9mm, and .357 are different by
about .001 inch. Also, any muzzle velocity over about
1100 fps is supersonic, ie, hearing damage range. For an
example setoff a firecracker in your living room and then
multiply it a few times.
All of the above is just my opinion and is not...well, if you
don't get it, screw your sensative parts, woosies.