Polymer-frame, semi-automatic pistols are very limited in big-game-suitable calibers. While the . 357 SIG and . 40 S&W will kill feral hogs and deer-size game, for most hunters, 10mm Auto should be viewed as the minimum for big-game hunting.
What is the smallest caliber pistol you can use for deer hunting?
RE: Smallest Caliber For Deer Hunting
. 223 is the smallest I would go. I personally have never shot a deer with one, but my buddy shot one for years.
Can you kill a deer with a 380 pistol?
380 you can shoot a deer of equal size.
What’s the best all around pistol caliber?
The . 357 Magnum, 10mm and . 357 Sig rounds are better fits, as all three are capable (and proven) in both roles.
Will a 9mm kill a whitetail deer?
Yes. A 9mm pistol will kill a deer at the right range (25 yards or closer) and with proper shot placement, so a carbine will be just as, if not more, effective.
What is the best pistol for whitetail deer hunting?
Ruger Redhawk & Super Redhawk
This, combined with reliability and accuracy displayed in these handguns, made the Redhawk extremely popular among hunters and those looking for a good bear-defense gun. Current production Ruger Redhawk revolvers are chambered in . 44 Magnum, . 45 Colt and .
Can you shoot 380 ACP in a 380 auto?
ACP is an acronym for Automatic Colt Pistol. . 380 is just a shorten name for . 380 ACP, which is also know as 9mm short, 9mm Kurtz, 9mm Browning and 9×17. They all are the same.
Can you hunt with 380?
380 is considered a pistol round, and it’s pretty difficult for anyone but a very experienced marksman to hunt any kind of wild animals with a pistol. There are rifles that fire it, and having a longer barrel, shoulder stock, and better optics will increase your odds of surviving.