A while back I decided that I needed a good semi auto handgun. I wanted it in .45 Auto. For well over 100 years the 45 has been a fight stopper. I had one years ago and always wanted another one. So, I started looking.
However, a Ruger P95 in 9MM suddenly came available. It kinda fell into my lap. So, I took it. I immediately started accumulating ammo for it as I have a certain number that is the minimum I want for every caliber I have. I bought some specially designed defense loads such as Hornady’s “Critical Defense.” I bought a lot of lower price ball ammo for practice and general use. I feel that it will give a good account of itself if necessary.
There was a post on Survival Blog that a person who is on some drugs won’t even feel a bullet fired from a 9MM handgun! Well, I take issue with that!
That killer that caused the mass murder in Tucson (in which Congress lady Giffords was horribly injured) used a 9MM. And, he was shooting ball ammo! Now, I, like most Americans, was utterly appalled by the senseless tragedy. I hope that she makes a full and miraculous recovery. I grieve for the fatalities. But, it did prove that the 9MM is probably sufficient to use as a survival weapon. It is an awful way to learn what a certain caliber can do. But, I think anybody who has a 9MM will be well armed. Also, these new tactical loads (such as “Critical Defense” and some others) will increase the viability of this round (thank God that the creep who caused this senseless tragedy didn’t use those or some of the wounded also might have been fatalities!). I’m going to keep my 9MM!