If you are a liberal that thinks the second amendment applies to individual citizens, you're ok with me!
As I'm sure you know law enforcement cannot protect you, all they can do is show up later and interview the survivors. I don't want to just survive, I want to prevail.
I like that 40 cal. but the ammo is too damn expensive. I think I'll pick up a 9mm just to be able to shoot practice with cheaper rounds.[/quote]
All ammo is expensive anymore . You can still get .40 surplus ammo fairly reasonable 'cause its a favored military and police round . 9mm dosen't have the stopping power.If you are considering it for personal protection get the .40. Dave[/quote]
My Berreta is a 40 cal. which I selected because of the superior stopping power. Where do you buy surplus ammo? I haven't bought any in awhile. I usually buy a large quantity when there is a good deal at a gun show.
I keep 180 gr. jacketed hollow points in the clip. You never know.
When I started with the DEA in 1975 (graduated Basic Agent Class #4 ... it was a new agency started by my hero, Richard M Nixon!) we were issued 38cal Police Specials which most of us immediately swapped for 9mm's when we got to the field.
The trade off was always weight & ease of concealabilty vs stopping power. The 9mm is a good trade-off although I knew alot of guys that carried 45's & 357magnums.....Too heavy for my taste. The deal was you could carry anything you wanted (38cal +) as long as you qualified with it, once a month firing the combat course.