worth a hoot for stopping men with handguns. The .45 is just the benefactor of a LOT of lies about same. The 223 softpoint has the same momentum as does the .45 ACP round, but testing on animals shows that .45 ball wont reliably stop a groundhog with a chest hit, while the 223 sp will quite reliably bowl over 60+lb feral dogs, and they are nearly always unable to regain their feet after taking such a hit. Such a load blows chucks wide open. There is no chance whatsoever that they do anything after taking a solid hit with the 223 sp.