Can you kill a deer with a 9mm?

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.

Is a 9mm good for hunting?

r., 22 Magnum, 32-20, 32 H&R Magnum, 38 Spl. and more are considered acceptable handgun hunting rounds for small game. The 9mm can take what game they take. Also consider that 9mm out of a rifle length barrel is going down range with a lot more energy then it leaves a pistol barrel with.

Will 9mm kill an elk?

9mm at 5′ would kill an elk, has killed dozens of deer that way. Seldom do they go “lights out” though.

What size pistol will kill a deer?

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.

Is 7.5 shot good for home defense?

Birdshot is not effective for home defense because the small and light pellets won’t penetrate enough to stop a determined home invader. … This is not any test of specific brands or loads of shot shells, just what I had on hand that represented a cross section of sizes of birdshot pellets.

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Will a 9mm kill a mountain lion?

Hell yes! Mountain lions are thin skinned, light boned animals so heavy bullets aren’t needed. That is why in Idaho, rimfire calibers are legal for hunting lions. With a 9mm, a headshot is not necessary…a double-lung will give you plenty of penetration for a quick kill.

What can you kill with a 9mm?

However, within those perameters, and with well placed shots and the proper load, a 9mm will kill anything with 1 or 2 shots. Any animal that walks the planet, as long as it’s a head shot (frontal: between the eyes when head is raised; broad side: behind the ear; the latter being preferred)…

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.

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