Range365 conducts a very unscientific (but fun!) way to compare six common handgun calibers.
What a better way to discover the raw power of a given handgun and caliber that to shoot a bunch of similarly sized wood blocks with a whole bunch of different guns. That’s what we thought, so we took a Ruger .22 LR Single Six revolver, an S&W J-frame revolver in .38 Special, an S&W M&P in 9mm and one in .40 S&W, an S&W 589 L-Comp in .357 Magnum, a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP in .45 ACP, and the legendary S&W 629 in .44 Magnum.
Can any of them do more than make a hole, or do the larger calibers have the oomf to break the wood block? It’s not super scientific, but it sure is interesting.