There are people that heard of the tokarev round on the internet and there are others that actually fired and own one.
I reload for the tokarev round with 100gr XTP that goes about 1550fps. That's about 533 ft/lbs of energy. If that is not a viable self defense round then what is? Forget the FMJ
Way less recoil than my glock 32 357 sig and about comparable recoil to my glock 19.
I much prefer the tokarev round compared to a 9mm if a modern handgun was to be developed for it.