When it comes to Werewolves normal bullets will either bounce off a fully transformed Werewolf or penetrate on the surface layers of flesh. This depends on the metaphysical energies absorbed by any given full Moon along with a werewolf’s age. The older they are the more they can withstand a hail of standard metal bullets. The successive absorption of lunar power builds their strength over time. Bullets that have penetrated their furry mass will dissolve into their base metals, and be absorbed into the bodies paranormal chemistry. If they haven’t entered all the way in past their skin then they will simply pop out as the wound rapidly heals.
That being said there is a type of bullet that will seriously harm a werewolf. That being the infamous silver bullet that is the Lycanthropes Kryptonite. A bullet that will not hesitate to shoot deep into the supernatural flesh causing great damage! Once inside the bullet will instantly dissolve, and the silver will enter the bloodstream for rapid distribution throughout the hairy horrors body. Silver is a universal purification element that has been known to destroy bacteria and viruses since ancient times. In modern times applications of colloidal silver are used for this purpose. It was also discovered to ravage supernatural viruses that create demonic DNA in humans. This includes not only werewolves but vampires as well. There’s no way to extract the bullet and kill is often instant. Aforementioned factors like the intensity of the given full Moons energy and the werewolf’s age might allow them to hold on for some minutes. However, they will languish in sheer agony! Once the Werewolf dies it transforms back to a human despite the full Moon. Certainly, a convenient thing to prevent potential mass proof of Werewolves existence.
If a Werewolf is shot in its human form by a normal bullet then a similar healing happens with the bullet being absorbed or self-extracted from the body. Although the healing process is quite a bit slower. If they’re shot with a silver bullet there’s a window of about 5-15 minutes for them to extract the bullet before absorption of the silver poisons them to death. A bullet hitting the brain or heart will cause instant death. The only hope of reversing any silver in their system is to wash the wound with unholy water along with drinking large quantities as well. However, the side effect will be a feeling of being sick to one’s stomach along with intense sensations of evil thoughts. Luckily the effects of this will wear off within 66 hours or so. It’s best that the subject lock themselves away during that time. Especially if the full Moon is going to hit soon! Of course, any responsible Werewolf should already be doing that every month.
Needless to say, it’s best for Werewolves to avoid the silver bullet wielding Werewolf Hunters who relentlessly track them down with a vengeance! Although some simply want to protect the public and will try to capture a Lycanthrope first with death being the last resort. We here at Mystic Investigations realize that Werewolves are still humans at heart. We strive for incapacitation and capture rather than the easy silver bullet-ridden death. Often super soakers full of top-flight holy water can drive a wayward wolf into a silver cage.