I have both a .40 and a 9mm, but the .40 is my carry gun. You have better knock down power with the larger caliber. But the main reason I like my .40 is because it is easier to shoot compared to my 9mm Beretta as I am more familiar with it. In a tight situation, I won't have to fiddle with a safety since the .40 is a Gloc (the trigger is the safety). I have to think about it with the Beretta, which is no good in tactical situations.
If you want cheap ammo to go plinking, get a .22. If you want cheap ammo for home defense, then I'd have to ask how often do you shoot intruders? ;)
For home defense I would own the biggest gun that I could shoot well. that also holds enough rounds to give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Why only .9 or .40? Why not .45 or a Taurus Judge in .410? With that being said my house gun is a glock 23. It is what I shoot the most and have been to school with. It holds 14 rounds with one in the chamber.
Anyways a quick release safe and a light rail to add an optional light if so desired would be on my list of considerations.
Agreed! Maybe the sound of an ASP baton deploying? A cop friend used to say that they would deploy those out just to get a perp to stop running, He'd drop to the ground and beg for mercy. Usually, if he just kept running, he would have gotten away. So great is that fear, though.
Have I ever told you guys about my brother? My brother lives in a normal looking house, but no matter where my brother sits in that house, he is within arms reach of a firearm. He has secret panels, and hidden caches all over his house and in each is a gun, he has hundreds of guns! I started to wonder about him when he started doing this but I think it was the shower gun that convinced me he was over the top. Of course it's in stainless steel!