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Geez, not another one of these "9mm v everything else" threads. Instead of continuing to beat the long dead horse, how about doing a search and read the dozens of threads on the subject that already exist?
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
Either yes or no. No wait, throw a"maybe" in there also.
Handgun ammo is just that handgun ammo & none of it like we see in the movies.
Center hits are all that really matter. Might take one might take a bunch. If a 9mm gives you confidence because you shoot it well then my all means carry it.
Only way I'd even think about using something other than 9mm is if I did traffic stops for a living. Even then, I'd just think about it.
Seriously, cheap, low recoil, easy on guns, high capacity, available everywhere, and the terminal performance with premium JHPs is similar across the main pistol calibers. Even if the expanded diameter of a 9mm jhp is slightly smaller, I highly doubt it's noticeable. I'm not a strong guy and I still have nor problem keeping all my shots on an 8" plate at 7yds while having splits in the low .2 second range.
I collect ammo, not guns.
Yes it does.
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Working the gun line at Cabela's I hear "pft a 9 mm has no stopping power." rather often. I usually respond with " Well I'll never play the game of standing in front of one." While it may not be the perfect round for everyone it in MOST situations will do the job that the average person will need it for. Any good 9mm hollow point should do the job just fine. Its been my experiance that most ppl don't need a hotter load, they just need to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. When looking at a SD load ask you self this question " Would I want to get shot by that bullet moving @ 1000 fps?"
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"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." - Thomas Jefferson
I began carrying a .40, and later moved to a .45..... I now carry a glock 26 9mm and have no problem worrying if it is enough....
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The cemeteries are full of people stopped by 9mm.
You want to read a list of the number of people who failed to be stopped by 5 or 6 rounds of .45 ACP? How about .357 Mag? .40 cal? The numbers are out there, all you need to do is look a little.
How about reading a list of people dropped by a single .22 LR round? Again, it happens all the time.
All handgun calibers can, will, and have killed or stopped people.
The fact is that no handgun caliber is considered to be reliable enough to stop a felon with one or two shots.
It's all a matter of continuing to shoot until the threat is stopped. The better your shot placements, the better chance you have of getting it done with the fewest possible rounds regardless of caliber.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."