I love the 9 but I think a good 40 cal HST 165 or 180 gr or maybe Gold Dot will take the wind out of the 285 pound gang banger ,no neck guy faster . But I know placement is what counts .
My memory isn't too good on this but were the 2 authors in the study years ago that lauded the 9BPLE (among others such as .357 125-gr JHP) for street performance later discredited based on their controversial methodologies?
They certainly have their critics, but I was going on general reputation and not the Marshall-Sanow studies. Quantifying "stopping power" (there really needs to be another term for that) is tricky, at best, so I prefer to go by general reputation instead, i.e., "XYZ Police Department is satisfied with the performance of ABC JHP ammo in officer-involved shootings." That's the main reason I prefer 147gr HST, even though I think 9BPLE would be adequate for personal defense use and would have no problem carrying if my preferred load was unavailable.
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180 GR .40's are pretty good on bowling pins
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I believe it has to do with a few things, but mainly the fact that there are an abundance of polymer firearms that are light.
Concealed carry has brought a huge amount of small firearms into play.
Reality at end of day, a light small gun is no fun to shoot with a .40...
.40, also costs more than 9mm, and is more difficult to find during a rush.
Have there been advances, I imagine, but really, I think comfort and cost is most likely reason.
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At least once Agency came forth and said that they did not officially release information to Marshall and Sanow.
Thanks for reminding me about them, I've been meaning grab a copy of the book and see what they had to say. Most of what I read of them came out of the gun rags.
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