Aw Man, do we have to do this again?!?
Okay, let all the facts and opinions rip. I'll be back tomorrow to clear a few posts and close the thread if it gets out of hand....
My girl carries a 9mm. 135 or 147gr +P Winchester Rangers in an all steel 1911. I have no problems with her carrying it.
I carried a Sig P-229 in .40 Smith for probably 5 or 7 years and never had to use it, but never felt I was under carrying a round that would not do what I needed it to do.
The question you have to ask yourself is whether YOU
can put enough rounds on target to STOP THE THREAT that you are confronted with.
If you can you are carrying the right round. If you can't, then you need to evaluate the situation and see what, SPECIFICALLY, the problem is with your performance.
You put a pistol in the hands of a pistol shooter like NGIB, Cane, Jack or one of our LEO's like Robo, Glass or Scubie and confront them with a man sized target at 10 yards, it won't matter WHAT caliber you give them, that target is going to get some holes in it where they count, but in a hurry.