I don’t know the variation of wild boar’s you have there, but I would certainly opt for a high power rifle over a pistol - unless you are an extremely good shot. And even then, I wouldn’t face off with a wild boar with only a 9mm by choice - lol.We 've got a serious wildboar problem in most of Greece, caused by irresponsible and illiterate "hunters' associations", illegally "introducing" shit tons of them in the wild.
Now, they 've come to city centers (thankfully, the pigs; the "hunters" are much worse and they were here anyway), causing serious danger in the countryside for B-roads traffic too, while properties in villages are being ravaged (thank God I kept my automatic watering system within my village home this winter).
Firearms are not normally allowed here, but again the "Law" here is a joke.
Would you opt for 9mm or 10mm revolvers for anti-pig use?
I 'm saying revolvers, for minimum maintenance and training.
Boars are mean and tough bastards. A pistol might just piss it off and then your in for a really bad day