Ok guys, the floor is open to you, what do you think? I own 2 9mm pistols (Sig Sauer P226 and Glock 19) and I ccw at all times, locked and loaded with 15 x 127 JHP, and I don't feel under protected at all. I get a lot of gruff from some of the other shooters at the range I go to, talking about how it's not worth spit if it's not a 45 (why a 45? cause they don't make a 46!), I will agree in LE and military aspects where NATO Ball ammo is required to be loaded, that a larger caliber is not just needed but vital to your survival. However, that being said I am not in LE or military and have chosen to live quite a distance from the nearest cracked out kid with an AK (which believe it or not has been the most common reason I've heard for carrying a 45, like they're on every street corner in NE....anyway different discussion), personally, while I am not against larger calibers at all and may still get one in the future, I have to say I really like the 9, I believe you only excel at something you can afford to practice and I can afford to practice a lot with my 9's and have gotten quite good at both ranged, relaxed precision firing and up close, defensive, and fast firing. I feel quite confident that I could stop an aggressor from harming myself or my family if the need should ever arise (touch wood n all that). So that's me and a little of my opinion on calibers, LOL for what it's worth....so lets have it....where do you stand?