Hey guys, this is my second post to the site. I don't know how to search for previous threads or whatnot, so I'm sorry if this is has been posted 5,674 times already (it probably has).
I get my Concealed Carry License in a little under 4 weeks. I am completely caught between the Glock 19 (9mm) and Glock 23 (.40).
They are just about the same size, weight, and price, so that is not a factor. I do know with the 19 you get 1 or 2 more rounds in the mag.
My pros for the 9mm:
-it is cheaper ammo which equals more range time
-with the right load it could have relative stopping power to the .40
-Better chance of not hitting someone innocent if I miss the shot on someone
-IF I ever had to use (i pray I don't) I dont want the court or jury to use my larger calibur against me and say I was using "Excessive force" or something stupid. If anybody got the latest Combat Handguns magazine you should check the article out about how prosecuters and judges know NOTHING about firearms.
Pros for the .40:
-One shot is alot more beneficial than one shot of a .9mm
And, if my life is on the line, this only pro to the .40 could make the selection the right one.
I know that shot placement is paramount to the answer to 9mm vs. 40. I'm looking for feedback on the calibur and performance of each. e.g. 1 round of .22 is better than one missed shot of .45ACP. PLEASE leave your opinions and feedback, guys. I have noone around me to teach me about these issues, I just spend hours a day reading and researching about these topics.