Thanks for the reminder on that link. Hands on practical/experience explained in a way most will understand it.
Yeah, the clash of the Caliber Titans knows no end, it seems. And then the people who are really trying to get some valuable information feel mocked and ridiculed. Of course, these are the more extreme responses but when that happens, no one walks away with honest information. But then, since this topic has raft with a huge assortment of variables colored by personal opinions, wherein does the really valuable information exist?Thanks for the reminder on that link. Hands on practical/experience explained in a way most will understand it.
Essentially, whatever round YOU feel most comfortable defending your life with.I know this is a bit of a loaded question, but which is the better self-defense round? 9 mm or .40 S&W??
Without a doubt, a gun on your hip is far better than one in the safe..22 is always a viable option as well.
No round is necessarily better than another, out in the real world--a SD scenario doesn't unfold in a vacuum under specific rules. SD is dynamic, with a plethora of variables.
If you are poking holes in watermelons, then a .40 will give you a bigger bang for your buck...probably. Depends on the round though. 9mm HP Hydro would definitely cause more damage when shot in the chest than a .40 without all the bells and whistles...if all variables are the same.
Important things to consider...IMO:
Comfort: If the handgun you carry isn't comfortable to carry, you run the risk of either carrying it in a less effective position, or not carrying at all.
Confidence: One ought to carry a handgun chambered in a caliber that allows for confidence in follow-up shots.
A .22 or 9mm is a way better round if you carry it 100% of the time than a .40 you only carry 50% of the time.