Can you change my mind ??
Ok, so i have read a lot of threads on here talking about how much people like 9mm. I personally hate them. Here is why.
In 2003 my brother was a millitary police officer in baghdad Iraq. He was a staff seargent in charge of a squad based at abuh graib(im sure i misspelled that) prison. After working for a while at the prison on the QRT (quick response team) his squad was switched to a prisoner location team. Some of you may not know but right before the U.S. got to iraq sadam let all the prisoners out of abuh graib. So, now we had to find them. One day while reading a map spread across the front of his hum-v he suddenly heard shots ring out from behind him. He dove for cover and drew his service weapon, a berreta 9mm, and returned fire. After the shooting stoped his team went to the alley where the shots came from. They found an AK- 47 on the ground and a trail of blood. they followed the trail down one alley around a corner and down another alley. All in all they followed for about a half a mile when they found the gunman mortaly wounded but not dead shot 8 times in the body and arms.
So, heres what i dont like. My bro was the only one who was able to return fire. the other guys and girl on the team are good soldiers but it all happened too fast. He hit the perp with 8 SHOTS and the guy was able to walk an half a mile before collapsing. What if he had wanted to stay and reload his gun. It seems to me that the velocity of the 9mm coupled with the small size of the round makes it too much of a through and through round. I know a hollow point can help here, but i just preffer a larger round like a 45. for its knock down power.
By the way my bro was unhurt. not training plus a full auto machine gun like the ak with a large round created a kick situation that disallowed any accuracy. Bro returned home became a cinncinati police officer where he currently holds the cities accademy record for quick draw and fire hit on a target at 5 yds. Ok im bragging on him now but we love him and were glad he is safe.