The Firearms Blog is one of my daily reads. TFB aggregates firearms news from around the world, and it's interesting to see what they highlight every day.
One post that got me chuckling is this one, and I'll link to the YouTube video where some dude makes the argument that the .45 ACP is not optimal for self-defense.
It's an interesting argument, and it's one that I've made over the past decade. The vast strides that the industry has made in bullet manufacture, metallurgy, and better powders has put the lowly 9mm and the newer .40SW into serious contention as premier self-defense rounds.
I myself carry a .40 SW Glock every day at work. For my personal, pocket carry, I prefer the .38 special revolver. I get the guy's argument, I really do. But, it doesn't convince me to dispose of my 1911s. Short and fat still gets the job done. It may not be optimal, but I'm not optimal either.
Still, I can't believe that he went there. He must be getting some real hate-mail.