Don't be influenced by cost of ammo when considering protecting your life and the lives of your family. 40 caliber out performs 9mm and is an excellent self defense round. If you want cheap ammo for practice, get it, but for carry ammo, don't go cheap.
Okay, then you agree with what I said. I said some, not all.The ONLY way that a 9mm will "outjuice" a .40 is if you compare the crappiest 40 to the hottest,best 9mm loading. You forget that a bigger frontal area and more bullet weight matters more than other factors
I could be in a gunfight tomorrow, for all anybody knows. One thing is for sure, it'll be MY gunfight, and any experiences of yours won't matter to me much. I'll either be carrying a 9mm, .45, or .40., but I think the caliber itself will be one of the more insignificant factors.Hademall-since you'll likely never be in a REAL firefight,why not ask our people from ww2,korea,or nam? The .45 is PROVEN in REAL world-not your paper world. I'm talking about ACTUAL experience-not what you believe. This only proves you have NEVER been in a gunfight.