Originally Posted by Kingarthurhk
Exactly. That is why hunting a deer with a 9mm is absurd.
Have you seen what modern pistol bullets will withstand? XTP bullets are tough. The modern bonded bullets hold together well too. Deer are thin skinned game. I think it's Winchester that is making .223 ammo for deer now. A 9mm pistol bullet is plenty tough enough to penetrate to vital organs in the accepted performance window of the cartridge.
If a 9mm can punch through a windshield or car door and still make 12 inches in gel, I think it'll work on a deer with no armor.