Originally Posted by spittinfire
Are you saying my 45 won't knock a man down?!?!?! Kidding bro, I'm on your side.
The whole caliber war thing is crazy.
9x19 aint gonna knock a man down either-but I wonder if 7.62x54r heavy ball from my M44 Mosin-Nagant would?
I just wanted to go in depth to help un-confuse (total non-word there,eh?) the original poster asking about handgun 'stopping power'.
Theres nothing to it really-handguns will work if you hit someone where it counts.They also seem to work better when you hit someone multiple times in a fast succession of shots.
I read somewhere that after the first one or two shots,if the person shot isnt down,they can then take more punishment like it isnt even happening.
So what Dillinger is saying about his preferred method is pretty much correct-hit them hard and fast till they drop.
And no,I'm not advocating trying for the head shot every time,unless they're zombies for real......but I'd say that if you dumped 4 .32,.380,9x18,.38spcl,9x19,.40,.45,10mm or even 4 magnums or whatever into someones upper chest as fast as you could they're not gonna be much of a problem for you any longer.
You shouldn't worry so much about caliber and 'stopping power' as much as you should worry about learning how to use what you've got to its best advantage....if you have faith in your weapon and can use it well,and know for a fact the projectiles will penetrate and do their job as much as you can do your job and put them where they belong,then your good to go.