I guess I should have done a better job of explaining my point in the pig story, so here it is:
A hit between the eyes or through the lungs with a serious SD caliber would have done the trick on that little sow. I’ve shot much bigger pigs through the head with .357, .44 and .45 handguns and never had the slightest trouble with bullets bouncing off.
The .22LR is a joke compared to a modern SD load in 9mm, .357, .40 or .45. Will it kill? Yeah. The question is, what will the BG be doing to you while you’re waiting for him to die?