A nine millimeter handgun is the gun equivalent of eight-inch chef’s knife.
The Brother/NetThrall – yesterday after going to the range.
My brother is not into guns. He went to the range yesterday with our mom and me mostly because of family time. Still, he’s been around gunnies enough to know how to handle them properly.
He made the above comment after I was pestering him for opinions on my M&P 9 he fired. After pondering on it, he’s more right than I initially thought. When a person comes up to me and asks what I think they should look at for their first gun, I inevitably point them to some kind of nine millimeter semi-automatic. Why? Because nine millimeter will do the job just as effectively as .40 or .45, in most instances. Because nine millimeter doesn’t kick as much. Because nine millimeter is cheaper. Finally, because everyone makes a nine millimeter, so it’s easy to find one that suits your preferences.
So, IMHO, the nine millimeter handgun should be considered as part of the basic weapons that most people should have in their inventories. Maybe more than one.