This is a discussion on How Effective Is 9mm 124gr HP, on Bad Dog within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Crosstimbers Okie I had to shoot a German Shephard once. I used a J-Frame S&W and one Winchester 158 gr. SWCLHP. I ...
lucky for us they were not very aggressive other wise I would never have been able to stop them without shooting them.
You mean,"Lucky for THEM" don't you?
Yeah, placement is everything, but Pits have REALLY thick skulls and sloped in front to boot.Personally, I would attempt a chest, high back or side shot if it were possible.
You can divert their attention momentarily by waving your weakside arm or throw something off to the side.
This may give you enough time to get a side shot.
Or just carry a few sirloins around and throw that at them.
They'll leave you alone!