Does 9mm have enough stopping power?

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    Yes.
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    When properly placed between the eyes, almost any caliber is sufficient. Most times you don't even have to pull the trigger.
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    as long as your shots are well placed the 9mm will be effective, a .45 will do the job better but a 9mm is fine, I own both and a .40 as well and my current EDC is a 9mm

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    once read a post from a Navy Seal on this very subject and his reply...."Talk to me about stopping power after i put 2 in your chest and 1 in your head".......good enough for me.....

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    NICELY SAID GENTLEMEN......a .380 is enough and a 9mm is Just right i have yet seen a person or gelatin block attack me but when they do we will find out
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    I have seen 9mm FMJ's effectively used in country. .45 may have better stopping power, but you can carry more 9mm. That's the real dilemma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    As it turns out, getting shot with any bullet hurts like' the dickens. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to carry 9mm 147gr and feel completely confident.
    What Saber said. A generous application of 9mm in 147gr should handle most any situation I am likely to be involved in.
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    I like the notion of the heavier 147 grain bullets in the 9mm. Makes the cartridge resemble a semi-auto shooting good .38 Special +P 158 grain loads.
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    Cool

    I certainly believe it will and bet my life on my ability to properly apply it on a regular basis.

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    As I have never shot anyone with my 9mm ( or my 40, or my 357 SIG, or my 45......), I don't know with absolute certainty that ANY of them "have enough stopping power". But I trust them all, no one more than another. As a PH in Africa is quoted as saying, "No caliber ever killed anything. It always seems to be the bullet and where it went that does the job."

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    I would wager that loooooong ago, when Al Gore first invented the internet, The first thing typed on the screen began with "Is 9mm..........?" Will this issue ever be resolved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiko View Post
    Any volunteers to let us know?
    I'm a fan of .40 and over but I sure don't want hit by any of them nasty little nines...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcon67 View Post
    I would wager that loooooong ago, when Al Gore first invented the internet, The first thing typed on the screen began with "Is 9mm..........?" Will this issue ever be resolved?
    In a word; NO.
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    Of course it's enough, but preferably in it's heaviest loading. There are more effective calibers, but... it's easy to have on your person at any given time.
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