I spent this past week in west Texas at our deer lease hunting. I didn't get any deer unfortunately, but my younger bro got his first buck, an 8 point. Pretty nice. Anyway, one evening we were varmint hunting. Specifically fox. After an hour of calling and nothing showing up, we heard some of the wild pigs feasting on the gut pile we dumped from a previously killed deer. We waited some more to see if they would come out of the trees to where we could see them. No such luck, but we could still hear them. As we were walking back to camp, I told my dad I was gonna go down the trail to see if I could find them. I took the spotlight and slung my .30-06 across my shoulder and drew my M9 which I always carry around out there (several mountain lions have been seen in the area). Amazingly, I don't scare the pigs off with the light and catch one eating by suprise. I shot twice from about 15 yards. The boar then charged me, but veered to my left about two yards in front of me. I fired 8 more times and still the boar charged off into the woods. We found it about 20 yards away. It had actually circled around back to the trail. It had about 6 holes in it, and amazingly the first shot I took hit it right between the eyes, and BOUNCED off it's skull. I've always told myself that I would carry a .45 into combat, but this experience really set that in stone. I'm confident that had I been armed with a .45, the boar would have dropped after the first two shots. The lack of stopping power in 9mm is disgusting. The only argument I've heard FOR the M9 was it's 15 rnd capacity. But why spend 3 shots on one target when one .45 will do the trick? Zap, I expect you'll have an opinion on this...and any other old salts who were around before the switch to the M9 took place.