Between the 9mm and 38spl I would also lean towards the 9 with BB flat nosed bullets.
I was carrying a 22lr revolver when I tangled with three feral dogs. It was the only handgun I had at the time and I had it stuffed with CCI Stingers. It worked well in the moment. After that though, I got to thinking what if I were to run into something bigger. I moved up to a 45acp then later a 44mag.
My advice ... carry what you have but make it as mean as you can with the proper ammo. Plan for the future if you think something bigger may be needed.
Last edited by indigo22; 01-08-2017 at 08:32 PM.