Ok bartenders, if this is in the wrong place, please feel free to move this post.
Fellow loungers, I have a dilemma. I have been eying the Ruger P95, which is a 9mm for quite some time. It is currently on sale at a local store here for a good price. I currently have a five shot Taurus 357 snub nose, and a S&W six shot 38.
Now, Ruger also has a P345 which is a 45cal. However, it is about $200 more.
I like the idea of a 45cal for the knock down power. But the P95, 9mm, would be a little bit easier to handle (I could get more used to the 45 with a little practice).
Now, what would I be using the weapon for? I could probably use the P95 for conceal carry, but the P345 is only a little wider and longer. In general, the other uses would be home defense, and to take along on back woods hiking and camping trips. Oh, also, tooling around at the range.
The ammo for the 45cal would be a little more expensive too.