Originally Posted by Werminator;543566[B
]I personally didn't think I would like a Glock due to its grip angle, but I shoot very well with my buddy's G23 gen 4.[/B] I like the .40 caliber chamdering, but I own a 9mm for a variety of reasons.
^^^As Pete said in Brother where Art Thou
, "That don't make no sense!
To say you wouldn't like a Glock due to its grip angle then immediately say you shoot one very well is a contradiction in terms.
I like the Gen 4 Glocks better than any of the earlier generations, but have been satisfied with a Gen 3 G22 (for duty) and G23 (for off duty). I have also shot and like the XD & M&P. The FNP looks and feels like a good pistol, but I've not had the opportunity to shoot one yet.
The .40 is a proven round and was designed from the ground up to meet the minimum penetration and expansion standards established by the FBI after the infamous Miami shooting that saw 2 determined thugs dead taking 5 FBI agents with them. That single event also lead to the wide variety of quality bonded JHP pistol ammunition available today.
If one of those bonded JHP loads are used the 9mm is acceptable. Masaad Ayoob recommends 2, the Winchester 127gn Ranger SXT +P+ and the Speer 124gn GDHP +P for a medium to full size 9mm. He's studied a LOT of SD shootings.