9mm. That is what I carry and practice with the most. In a life and death situation, I would want something that my body is trained for the most.
id go with the 45 but i like both. i keep a glock 40 in my night stand loaded with 13 round mag and next to it got a 22 round mag. also have a RIGID INDUSTRIES flashlight its 800 lumens and has 5 modes. high med low strobe sos. look it up its a good self defense light to have, runs about $110 included with s&h. comes with a lith ion rechargeble battery. sorry to get off topic!
Throw a coin in the air and holler tails before it lands.
It really doesn't matter a whole lot.
Personal decision based on if , deep down in the recesses of your mind you think 10 rounds of .45 are enough.
That is the decision we all make when carrying out in public as well.
You stand an equal chance, IMHO of encountering multiple attackers in the home, as well as out and about.
I will choose capacity over stopping power. If 5 guys are coming up the stairs it may not matter that you stopped the first 4.
Plenty of people have been killed by 22's.
One 45 in one hand and the 9 in the other???:wink:
Either will work, as will a good HD shotgun setup. Go with whatever gives you better hits.
I've opted for the .45ACP myself, but I carry a 9mm too, so instead of this or that, I'll simply go with this AND that. Good reliable pistol with night sights, and a good reliable combat light with fresh batteries and/or the weapon mounted light and you're good to go.
Yeah, This AND That for me. :)
Wife may not want to shoot on a regular, but getting familiar if the situation should arise is key.
I'd go with the extra rounds of 9mm. Both have proven stopping power and trust my life with both rounds.
When I was having what I thought was a SHTF scenario (turns out it wasn't, but that's not important right now) and I opened my gun safe to reveal my 9-round .45 and my 16-round 9mm, I picked up the 9mm. It was then I realized that capacity was the main thing for me.
I already chose a Glock 9mm.
Either one of them can get the job done so long as you're proficient with the one you're using. How does the saying go? Its not the arrow, its the Indian? Regardless of your choice of poison, make sure you have a good light and an extra magazine. Personally, given your choices, I'd probably use a full size .45 for nightstand duty. My EDC is pulling a double shift by also being the nightstand gun for now but in the future, I'm contemplating a Glock 20 (full-size 10mm). We all have our own "ideal" nightstand gun. Let us know what you choose.
Best of hope for you and yours.