posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Kingbreaker
i hear 9mm's aren't the best though ammo is relatively cheap and easy to come by. i'm looking to get a small .45 of some kind myself
It all depends on what you want it for. For home protection, never go with a .9mm, or a .40 for that matter. Both travel at too high a velocity to be
safe for use in a home. Truthfully, no handgun should be used for home protection.
If for a carry piece, 9's and 40's have quite a bit igher capacity than .45's, which is quite important. They also tend to be lighter weight than
.45's, another important factor.
The truth is, though, 9mm, & .40 sw are the victims of a lot of 'manly' propaganda. Both can stop a person dead in their tracks, and if you go
hollow points or hydroshock, they have an immense amount of stopping power. Throw in the fact that, at least for me, it is much easier to double-tap
with the recoil of a 9mm, and I am a firm believer in the double-tap.
The other thing to keep in mind is cost. You should practice with your gun, often. Ammo can get spendy when you are practicing a lot. Especially in
the higher calibers.