Originally Posted by RedNeckRaider
A 9mm has good stop power. There is a whole bunch of macho talk with guns. I can assure you a 9mm hollow point is more than suffice. The part that bothers me about your post is the "I've never shot a gun before" IMO you have no business handling one in a situation where life and death is involved. You need to get some training and plenty of practice. You should be completely comfortable with the gun and very familiar with shooting it. If you have never shot one and ended up in that situation it would most likely end poorly for you~
Oh, I don't own one, and I would never even consider purchasing one until I learned to shoot and knew about safety and maintenance. Since I don't think people should be able to purchase a gun without a recent gun safety course certificate, I would not purchase one without having one.