AS has left me feeling like an easy target for criminals. It has also affected my traditional male role as protector of the family. I would be at a major disadvantage in a physical attack. Anyone else ever feel this way?
Fortunately I live in a State with a liberal concealed carry law.
I totally agree with what you have written. Predators always attack the weak. What would be just a punch in the face to someone else would probably break my neck!
I too, live in a "shall issue" state. And I do have a permit. I have read a lot of the replies in this post and my own choices are a S&W Airweight .38 in the summertime and a Glock 19 in the cooler months. As far as dealing with recoil is concerned, I do realize that recoil is a very subjective thing, but to me the recoil of the .45 Auto is kind of a gentle push and the 9mm is more snappy. Luckily, we live in a Constitutional Republic and every man has his choice of what type of handgun to carry and use for defense of self and family.