The ugly truth is, no handgun is that great. And the hype and surrounding the .45 is amazing. I didn't think there was that many gun owners that gullible. Bottom line, if the bullet hits something vital, it'll work. If it doesn't, it won't. If the bullet takes out a vital organ, it won't matter if it was a .22, .25acp, 9mm, or .45, or an antigue elephant gun. People and gunshot wounds are too wildly unpredictable. In the Perry Stevens shooting, a .45 took 4 rounds to get the guy to stop beating the police officer to death, and the last one was behind the guys ear from a few feet. Yet a 9mm was enough to knock a 6 foot 185 pound Tryvon Martin off of George Zimmerman. Go figure. I have no problem with a 9mm. Heck, I'll use a .22 if it's what I have.