Below is linked The American Rifleman magazine. It is their September 2012 digital edition and within it is a great treasure that every shooter, novice or advanced, should read and know by heart. Discussed is the stopping power certain handguns and their loads have. The author, Richard Mann, shot 100 different handgun loads into ballistic gelatin reviewing their velocity, penetration and expansion for each. Ladies, if you want to know the right gun and the right load to put down your attacker and to keep him down, then this is an article you have to read.