They will indeed. Shot 'em a few more times to insure your location is given, then reload.
If I shoot them with my .45, they'll know about it right away.
A pickup truck I see somewhat regularly sports a sticker that says ".45 ACP - 'cause shooting twice is just silly." Always get a chuckle out of that one.
Back when I was young and stupid, I carried a .25. It was all I could afford as a private in the Marines. A little later I upgraded to a 38 special. Now my daily carry is a 1911 made by High Standard. It's nickel plated and says "Executive" on the slide. Nice gun, goes bang every time.
I used to carry a 1911. It was too much work to keep it reliable. I still love them though.
A .25 can work if you empty the clip, but like you I prefer something with a lot more finalization.
I've always been a .45 guy.
A.25 round, properly placed, can do a lot of damage. Unfortunately, most .25s have extremely short barrels, so proper placement is not very realistic. A .40 Glock, or .357 magnum should get their attention. (Larger calibers available, and I have them, if you plan on getting mugged by a Kodiak bear.)
Yeah, shot placement is the most important thing. And it takes some practice to control a short barreled .45.
Over at Buckeye Firearms, someone did a study of a few thousand shooting incidents. He concluded that any bullet wound, even a 22lr, is painful enough to deter almost any attacker, and that if only deterrence is the goal all calibers from 22 to 44 mag were equally effective. Of course, the attacker shot with the 44 mag is dead, and the one shot with the 22 runs away.
Sure, I wouldn't want to get hit with a .22 either, but if you are dealing with someone jacked up on drugs or crazy as hell you want to drop them ASAP.
Heh. Great posting, lol.
Thanks for coming by Donald.
The "loud music" guy used a 9mm. There was 12-13 inches of center mass penetration...after the rounds went through the doors and glass. Sounds pretty effective to me.
I didn't mention the Europellet, I was talking about the .25.