I like the .40 S&W. I think this is what Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan were after when they brought about the .41 magnum, which was too much of a good thing -- police officers didn't really need another heavy N frame. Personally, I like that 180 grain bullet moving at the same speed as most 9mm rounds. Which is not to say that I don't like the 9mm -- with primo ammunition, it is a fine caliber. Oh yeah, while I'm doing disclaimers, I like my .41 magnum also. Great hunting gun and lots of fun with silhouettes.