waterfowlhunter wrote:Depends on what you want it for. I shot a large dog at 10 yds with a 9mm and Winchester silvertips and it ran off. The dog was in my yard growling at my pregnant wife who was backed into the corner of the porch. Later that day one of the neighbors came over asking if I shot his dog and I told him that I may have. He wanted me to pay the $750 vet bill and showed me the Xrays. the bullet hit a rib and deflected down the rib cage and lodged between the skin and ribs. Total path of about 8". I explained to him that our farm ducks and chickens had been comming up missing and I had already talked to the Sheriff. I was informed that if I shoot the dog and can find the owner, They will receive fine for a trespassing animal and for the leash law and be responsible for restitution to me for livestock damage. He did not want to talk to me anymore and just left.
Bottom line is that the dog was fine. I tried it one more time on another "Wild" dog (rotty mix) and had the same results, The dog ran off.
I still have the 9mm but use it for target practice and now carry my 45acp.
I also am aquainted with several Police officers that will not trust their lives to a 9mm. They state that the penetration thru clothing SUCKS. And that it has little "shock effect".
Some people love them I and I like to shoot it but after first hand experience in its inability to do anything but cause a wound I will not carry one. If I had to carry one for self defence it would be loaded with FMJ ammo just to get the penetration.
Most PD's have switched to the 40 S&W. I do not own one but would take one over a 9mm anytime.
HotDog wrote:It's not on the list, but, Kimber makes some nice guns.
I own one of their .40s and love it.
Pumpgunner wrote:The only one I have direct experience with is the Springfield XD, my buddy has one in .40 that he carries. It's a really smooth handling, easy shooting gun, and comes in several sizes from sub-compact to full size. I agree with the others about the .40 being better for defense, but for a smaller shooter like your wife putting 2 rounds quickly on target could be hard without a lot of practice. It kicks noticeably more than the 9mm.
Sagebrush wrote:maybe a .38 - .357 mag revolver ?
only 6 shots but lots of bullets and energy to choose from
and cost the same as the 9mm to shoot or less for practice.
Locked&Loaded wrote: I got out shot by a 13 yeard old girl.
jrockncash wrote:Is that mask only for ghosts or can fat guys with little weiners use it too?
muleskinner wrote:you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and a benalli in the other.
ajmorell wrote:I guess I don't understand how this thread got misconstrued but 2 things I'd like to point out:
1-I'm not married
2-This will be my gun, although I expect my g/f will want to shoot this at some point if she really gets into shooting this will not be her gun
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