A recent gun show had the usual scads of foreign minor-caliber semi-autos on display. That suggested another round of browsing for Jeff Cooper stuff:
"...Europeans retain their preoccupation with the 9mm Parabellum cartridge. This is due primarily to the fact that the Europeans as a group are not interested in stopping power. As one Frenchman once told me, if in Europe you shoot a criminal, he sits down on the curb and bursts into tears. In America he will shoot back and kill you if he can."