Well I'm not in to rifles so I barely score having only a 1911.. I also think he is an over macho B.S.er.
The Springer XD has it all over the Glocks, and yes, I had a Glock. Dumped it for the XD.
Also his comments on 9 mm sound like the typical Olde Pharte who hasn't learned anything new since he first developed prejudices, and his example of the Military proves nothing. I agree the 9 is a poor military caliber, but that is because they are limited to FMJ.
Given hot loads and good JHP ammo makes a lot of difference.
9 mm Parabellum Caliber: (9 mm Lugar, 9 mm NATO, 9 x 19 mm, 9 mm)
One Shot Stopping Success: 63-91% (Actual)
The 9 mm cartridge exhibits penetration of 10 to 12 inches.
.45 ACP Caliber:
One Shot Stopping Success: 63-94% (Actual)
Penetration of .45 ACP is 10 to 12 inches.
Oh wow! identical actual stops at the low end, identical penetration in gel and a whopping 3.3% better actual stopping performance at the top end.
I Guess that huge 3.3% improvement is the difference between being wimpy and manly.
A guy I know, instructor says "9mm is 45 set on stun".
There was a thread titled 'Tales from the Morgue' on one of the sites that gave the full low down on what different calibers do in the body. This thread was led by a guy who did 6-10 autopsies a day, many of them gunshot victims.
He answered all questions and looked at things with an unbiased medical interest. His conclusions were 357 and 45 were the 2 leading calibers to use for self defense. 38 and 9mm work, but at a lesser capacity. Especially to the kind of folks who may commit violent crime.
WHAT? No SIG's?
This guy is obviously some kind of a kook!
I agree the .45 is better. It's the only one recommended in the referenced link when using hard ball. My point is that I don't think the difference between the two is one of Manly vs wimp.
Also my interest is SD. The .44 Mag kind of sucks for SD because it is hard to get into action quickly, and very slow on follow up shots due to recoil. That same link put the .44 mag below the 9 mm for that very reason.