Originally Posted by niteglock
My first gun was a 9mm. Didn't shoot it too well. Someone told me to get a nine for my first pistol and I did. then I bought a .45 and shot it great. Still shoot .45 better than 9mm. It's just personal preference and skill I guess. But I still get nines because it cost an arm n leg to shoot .45 all the time. And I have a .40. Got some pop to it. Love it. But if I needed a pistol to defend myself it would def be the G21. Backup= glock 27.
I took a guy who never shot before to the range. He only shot 22LR rifles,
but he was willing to go to larger calibers on pistols. He only did so well
with the 22LR and 9mm pistols, but shot an M1911 like he'd been using
one all his life. Way too accurate for a first timer. So go figure.
It's all a matter of personal choice. FWIW, I don't feel under-gunned
with a 9mm, but I also like a 45. YMMV.