Hello! I am new to handguns, new to Steyr, and new to Steyr Club, and I've been reading and trying to get up to speed. After reading TFL and THR recommendations, I bought an M9 from CDNN as my first handgun for self/home defense and, well, just for fun (I needed a new hobby). I've put 50 rounds through it "by committee" and I'm quite pleased with it so far. I was a little surprised at how "snappy" it felt - not terrible, but more muzzle flip than I expected - with the PMC and WWB 115 gr loads I was shooting. To make a long story short, after reading jnp1226 and others, I'm interested in the subsonic Lancer 147 gr ammo to make the pistol a little more user friendly, hopefully enough so that my wife might try her hand. My question - would the 147 gr JHP make a good defense round? It seems like practicing with your defense round or something with similar charateristics would be a good idea, but I can't get a handle on whether the subsonic rounds would have adequate penetration or expansion. Mike at Lancer says they haven't done any gelatin testing, but he recommends the higher velocity 124 gr loads. I may get both to compare shooting characteristics, but maybe not if the 147 gr rounds don't have decent stopping power. Any thoughts? Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance, and happy to part of the Club!