|.40 S&w and 9mm Luger|
With so many calibers on the market, what is the right choice these days? Whether you are looking for self-protection, target shooting, or a duty weapon, the most common answer would be the Smith and Wesson .40 caliber. Most law enforcement agencies around the world use this as their standard caliber today. However, a more cost effecient caliber in the modern days of high ammunition cost is the 9mm round. Contrary to what you think, this round is not wimpy at all. It carries more velocity than the S&W .40 caliber, just with a slightly lower mass of projectile, and fewer grains. Long story short, it will still take down an intruder, and will cost you less money to train on at the range. My advice if your looking for a new caliber handgun? Go with a 9mm Glock.