I'm a bit confused here. Everyone after beating on the 9mm for 20+ years NOW says its a great round. Why you ask? Well because modern ammo has gotten so good that now they are "all the same" according to many. Now let me state up front, I am not anti 9mm. I have owned and carried many 9mm pistols over the years. Mostly the Glock 19 and Beretta 92FS. My all time favorite pistol is the 1911 in .45acp. However I have never felt unprotected with a 9mm at all. They have both been doing the job well for over a century. That being said, back to my original point here. Many will assert that the .45 or .40 were superior to the 9mm in years past. Bigger is better mentality etc. Now, bullet design is so good they all work pretty much the same. If the 9mm were not as good in years past, then how can it be as good now? Wouldn't the very same bullet technology that made it better, have made the BIGGER rounds better as well. In a sort of linear progression? If bullet technology stood still for everything but the 9mm I would believe it. How can the bullet technology that made the 9mm "as good" have NOT made the .40 and .45 BETTER still, and hence the gap is still there. Does this make sense to anyone else? That being said there is a Glock 19 on my desk as I type this loaded with 124gr. +P Gold Dots. I feel safe. Now in the draw next to my left leg there is a Colt 1911 loaded with 230gr. Winchester Ranger ammo. Either way I am good to go here. Whats the general opinion on this subject?