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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

At a range of about 20-30 yards from a tree stand would a 9mm be to small? I think it would be fun to hunt if I could get good enough with it. I would think it would be alright but would like to know if anyone else has tried it or is it completely absurd?

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

While it is possible to kill a deer with even a 22LR, it would not be ethical to use a 9mm pistol. Too much chance of on Shame on You! ly wounding the animal. Even a 357 Mag is considered marginal for deer by handgun experts.

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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

Alright thank you, thats all I wanted to know.

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Location: Deer Woods
Joined: 06/13/2005
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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

Why even consider hunting Whitetail with a handgun less than .44mag. 9mm now thats just plain ignorant. Shame on You!

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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

a 9mm LOL are you from the states no offence to the people that wouldnt even ponder a question like that!!

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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 03/09/2007
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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

go buy a bow or a shotgun but if you realy want to use a pistol please use something bigger.

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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

Sorry for my last post in this forum about the american jk!! Im just gonna say using a 9mm for deer would be outta your mind like the other posters say use a bigger handgun if any. I say don't use a handgun atall. Do you know that most bows are probably more lethal to a deer than a 9mm at further range Im sure you can kill one with a 9mm but its most likely gonna take you more than one shot why would you wanna torcher the animal.We are out there to take food and use whatever from the animal we can. . I would say the same as muir use a bow.

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Location: Alpharetta
Joined: 07/28/2007
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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

Well I have killed a deer with a 9mm, but here were the circumstances:
I was driving down a road and saw a small doe staggering around and bumping into things, so I thought it was probably hit by a car. So I took out a 9mm and put it out of its misery, it did take 5 shots though

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Is a 9mm pistol too small for deer?

Hah and that was at point blank probably and it still took 5 shots.

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