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    The best caliber, hands down is the one YOU shoot best, period.
    Can you rent both models and see which one you're most comfortable with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    The best caliber, hands down is the one YOU shoot best, period.
    Can you rent both models and see which one you're most comfortable with?
    AGREED! Both more than meet the standard for which most experts feel is the minimum for self defense power and caliber. The only thing you might want to consider is the possible availability and cheap price of all the surplus ammo after our boys come home and military ops cease in the middle east. And that would favor the 9mm

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    I have a 9mm Baby Desert Eagle and also a 45 acp Colt defender. I like them both, but I would rather carry the defender....it make a bigger hole if it is needed.

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    Great answer, find a range try all the handguns that you would like to carry. Even jot down your thought between each gun, then decide and make your purchase. My 2 cents is that I carry a .45 glock 30SF. I shoot it well, ammo is easy to find and I dont have problems with it, but thats me. Take your time and choose wisely.
    I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6

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    Bigger holes do not equate to anything other than what it is. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security by a larger caliber, and be prepared to shoot more than once.

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    To say you've seen such & such do whatever, really means nothing. For every emergency room shooting, there will be another one thats just the opposite. It's the over all average for a particular round that is going to give you any info thats worth listening to. Sure, .22's have killed people..do they do it regularly on a one shot basis? No. Do any rounds do that? No. But there are averages, and thats all you have to go on. Most stats list the .40 as SLIGHTLY better than a 9mm. As stated, I think if you shoot the 9mm more accurately, thats more important. It doesn't have to kill with one shot, just stop the fight..which is really more preferrable. Any decent 9mm SD round will do just that.

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