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Old 02-15-2020, 01:20 PM
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A person I used to know shot a dog with a 38 special. Three rounds he said hit the forehead and did not penetrate but kept on going. A fourth to the body stopped the animal. If a dog needs to be shot remember angles and what happens when shooting at dense bone. I was not made aware of the loads and it was in the early 80's. I just don't want something to suffer if it does need to be put down.
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A friend of mine is a LEO, he told me that wild dogs were a problem and officers would shoot them when encountered. He said that there 9mm pistols wouldn't stop them, the officers with a 45ACP could drop them with 1 shot.
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A friend of mine is a LEO, he told me that wild dogs were a problem and officers would shoot them when encountered. He said that there 9mm pistols wouldn't stop them, the officers with a 45ACP could drop them with 1 shot.

Unpossible. 9x19mm >= .45ACP, so says all the smart people and the FBI. I mean, what with all the new technology yaddayaddayadda….
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:43 PM
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I much prefer dogs to people and would hate to have to shoot one. On the other hand, no way on earth am I getting bitten for being some place I have a right to be. Likewise my wife and our dogs.

It is not implausible that a motivated dog (like a human assailant, only more so) could take several rounds of service ammo to be stopped. Example, the Jared Reston incident in Jacksonville. If you have ever seen or experienced a motivated dog going after a person or dog, it's an impressive sight.

When walking my dogs, I almost exclusively carry a revolver (usually a 296 w/ 44 Special Gold Dots) in my fanny pack. I want to be able to make a contact shot to a vital area in case of a melee and not put my dogs or another person at unnecessary risk. Revolvers are less likely to present a reliability problem when jammed into the flesh of an attacking person or animal.
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