i've taken 2 deer with my beretta 92fs. both with speer god dot ammo. the first one went down with a single spinal cord shot (some luck in that). the second one i took last season. this one took 3 shots to finish it. the first shot went through a lung and into the heart, the buck jumped and then just stood there for me to get off another shot to the same area. the second shot dropped him to the ground, but he tried to get up again as i got close so i gave him one in the noggin. hunting with a 9 is a challenge! both deer were taken within 25 yards.