Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster
Well the one thing about the .45 ACP is its knockdown power via one or two shots.
Handguns bullets, even fired from a .44 Magnum do not have "knockdown power." That the .45 ACP could knock down more than bowling pins, just isn't so.
Years ago, Pistolero magazine (IIRC), ventured to Mexico, where they could shoot some big hogs without PETA on their fanny.
The results were quite eye-opening. Multiple shots with 9mm, .357, and .45 ACP didn't instantly drop the hogs with with chest shots, and no caliber knocked anything down.
What put the pork chops on the spit later that night? A .25 auto, with 50gr. FMJ to the head! Went down at the sound of the pop!
What else was learned was that .45 FMJ made no way need a .45 caliber wound. Not even close. The 9mm with BAT ammunition @ 1,400fps, didn't knock down the swine either, but the damage to internal organs was massive.