Texas has its share of dangerous critters: copperheads, fire ants, burglars, etc. Alligators…not so much. Florida…a lot. And they’re not averse to attacking humans and dogs. 11-Foot Gator Eats Burglar, Fatal Florida Alligator Attack Confirmed, Woman Loses Arm in Gator Attack, Dog Rescued From Gator’s Jaws, for example. So here’s my question: what’s the best self-defense gun against gators? Yes, I know: Swamp People are happy enough shooting gators with rifles. But what handgun would you carry to dispatch one of our reptilian friends, should it come to that? And yes, assume you might have to swim with it. The gun that is. Swimming with alligators is a silly idea.