Does 9mm have enough stopping power?

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    Does 9mm have enough stopping power?

    What are your thoughts?
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    Absolutely.

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    Depends on who u talk to.

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    Yes without a doubt.

    Never felt undergunned while carrying one
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    Depends,am I trying to stop a Ford Pinto,or an F250
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    Heard a story on another forum where a BG got shot at point blank range with a 9mm. The bullet hit him right in the center of his left eyeball and just bounced off.
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    Sure it does...

    keep shooting until the threat ceases and your "stopping power" will be 100%.
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    I'm that matter a .380 shall be just as good seeing the ballistics test comparing the two
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    Seriously, 9mm was enough for Tupac and Biggie.
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    not worried here about "one shot stops"....just worried about shooting "til the threat stops". Carry heavy bullets for best penetration, and you should be good to go.
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    keep shooting until the threat ceases and your "stopping power" will be 100%

    This. Ballistic charts are a reference tool. I have seen men drop dead from a .22 and walk to the ambulance after being hit with a load of buckshot. It all depends on shot placement and their own will to live.

    I can tell you 9mm FMJ ball ammo will kill a man deader than a door nail when delivered in the right place or in enough volume, are there better options? Hell yes. Does it work the way it is supposed to yep. Like I said I have never felt undergunned when carrying one. My Glock 19 is sitting beside me now as I type and I feel just fine.
    "A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013

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    I don't know if it true or not, but a .22 can be just a powerful in the right gun...

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    I would rather use reason and logic......killing is just so final....
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    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.
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    here we go.......



    of course it does, however, there are better options and there are worse options. search for other threads. There is one called "The Official 9mm vs. .40 Debate" from like 3 months back. I think every member replied about 20 times a piece in that one.Lots of good stuff in it.
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