I have seen people do quite well with 9mms loaded with 147 grain rounds.
I used to shoot at a major pin match and preferred a .45 with 230 grain bullets, or a .41 Magnum with 215 grainers. The .45s would run about 900 fps, and the .41s moved out at around 1,000 fps.
I cleared the table pretty well with the .45, but the .41 Magnum made them fly off the table and made a lot of splinters in the process.
My best times were around six seconds with five or six shots.
If I had to shoot a 9mm at pins I'd get the heaviest bullets my gun would shoot, and drive them as fast as I could.
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