I certainly don't feel undergunned with 9mm GDHP. Nothing wrong with .40 or .45.
.380 seems a little underpowered in penetration and expansion tests, but I'm plenty comfortable using it as a BUG.[/QUOTE]
Good point, but for summer use against light clothing, placement and ammo like Hornaday's Critical Defense will do the deed just fine. Just remember, right or wrong, you pull the trigger away from the range, you're in for long term change to your lifestyle.
Without witnesses, even a LEO goes through the grinder for an off-duty shooting. And a lot of times that includes suspension and loss of pay. Hard on the shooter; harder on their family.
Gun ownership carries a strange and huge responsibility with it. We practice for years, throwing thousands of rounds and money downrange hoping deep in our minds and hearts that we never have to pull that trigger, once, against a human being.
Great little gun. Take some time on the range with it. It's got a long trigger pull, but it stacks up nice like on old S&W revolver. Because of the short site radius, don't be discouraged by it's accuracy. It's a gun that will "work itself in" and as you get used to where to hold the front site on the target, you'll get a lot better accuracy.5.7 is what I generally carry.
But just picked up a LCP I'll probably take on runs and nighttime walks.
Try a lower grain .40 like a 155 or even a 135. difference between that and a 147 9mm HP is very little.I prefer 9mm because that's what I practice with and I am getting proficient in its use.... I used to have the philosophy to practice 9mm carry .40 but the .40 seems way different know so I just carry my G27 with a Lonewolf 40-9 barrel