I was fishing yesterday at the river sloughs connecting from Lake Houston to San jacinto River in the Dwight Eisenhower park. I carried my SIG P228 9MM with me. I was fishing and noticed that gators were in the area and talked to another fisherman and told me that he has fished here in the area for twenty years and recalls a gator coming towards him and snatching his fish catch ten years ago. I was wondering if I had an alligator encounter would a 9mm do the job? If not then what would you guys recommend? I would like to hear from the members in the southern states with alligator infested waters.