I have been looking for the most powerful handgun to possibly use for carry/personal defense. I saw somewhere that the Wildey pistol in .475 is the most powerful commercial semi-auto on the market. It has 4-5 times more energy than the great .45. 1900 ft/lbs of engery dumping into the upper thorax of the human body from a well aimed shot is sure to "STOP" the threat. The only thing I can think of more powerful is maybe the single shot Alaskan 50 SSK, which is a 50 BMG rifle round. So, how do you feel of possible carrying the Wildey .475 with a 5 inch barrel?? Ive always been told carry what you shoot well, im not sure how I could shoot it other than purchase one. Also, what is the legal aspect of this pistol?? If its good enough for Charles Bronson, it should be good enough for me, right.