Moving into my first house with my soon-to-be wife and Im looking for something for home defense. Its not a bad part of town necessarily but its not the pearly gates either. Shes not afraid of guns and shes actually very behind us getting one. I dont really care too much about price since this is something that could very well be saving our lives and well being. Im not going to spend a couple thousand, but Im not going to balk at prices north of $750 either. That being the case, I think Ive narrowed it down to an H&K USP .40SW or a Five-seveN. Heres how I see it. Pros of the H&K is really rock steady and proven reliability. It was extensively, and quite harshly tested and is currently is use by a wide number of militaries and government agencies. I also know for sure that a couple shots from a .40SW and your target is almost positively going down. The only real downside of the .40SW is the recoil. Ive personally never fired a .40 but have fired a .45 so I have a general idea of what it would be like. Pros of the FN is that it is incredibly light, has negligible recoil, and uses a 20 round magazine. Downside is that Im unsure of its stopping power compared to a .40SW, and the ammo is a little harder to come across. Im not too worried about the price as a box of 50 5.7 is only marginally more at CTD than a box of .40SW HP. So here I turn to you. If you were looking for a pistol for home defense and were to choose between a H&K USP or a FN Five-seveN, which route would you go?