I take it that the Glock 43, is a .380, and the Glock 17, is a 9mm. Both nice. Both do a fine job. Under advisement, it could be beneficial if caliber selection were expanded, if opportunity presents itself. Think about it. You’re in the ice cream shop. Try to fire .38 Special, .45 acp, 10mm, .44 Magnum, and other calibers if possible. Think of, revolvers from snubnose, to semi-auto such as the 1911. There will be differences in recoil and performance.
In comparison, look at it this way, kids like to read comic books. Teachers assign literature to read and kids will often yawn while reading. Adults know the importance of reading comprehension skills, but the kids do not. Then, throw in Shakespeare. Poetry. Most of the kids will forget everything as soon as school is out. The kids cannot read, and the teacher is blamed. Then along comes a kid such as myself, with a first year college reading level in the beginning of the fifth grade of elementary school. My grandfathers took an interest in me and their other grandchildren. This is why I suggest, under advisement, firing different calibers. I also recognize that Gun Culture, to be, a gun culture, should think about adding new flavors, such as shotguns, in their vast array from pump action to semi-auto, to side-by-side, to over-under, and, then get “radical” by inclusion of rifles. Bolt action, lever actions, pump actions, breech action single shots. So many firearms. So little time. When gun oil and solvent become aromatics instantly recognized and held in esteem as Mama’s cooking, then, the shooting world opens up into a vista. You know Good people now, and in time, as the expanse presents itself, you will gain associations at different ranges and gun classes. That, is sociology connected. Part of culture, to myself, and many if not most others, is hunting. The hunt, is special. The harvesting of game is special. The dinner table with gamefare, is rewarding and special. Family, friends, and those allowed to become as family, are all, very special. The very reasons why I thank the Lord God Almighty, for so many blessings, and my American heritage and traditions.
Professor, I believe that it is time to stretch. It is time to look, and understand, that your journey, is only in the incipient stages, of something epic and beautiful. Remember, some people do bad things with guns, and they would do bad things if they had only a book of matches. The vast overwhelming majority of us, do nice things with guns. We do reasonable and prudent things with guns. Most of us share common experiences. This sounds more like I have given you an assignment.