I am getting ready to put 3/8" plywood up in my shop for the walls. I was going to borrow my dad's pneumatic stapler but I forgot it. What I do have is a 16 gauge nailer that takes nails from 1" to 2". (While this might fit better in DIY, I'm here and its for my woodshop!)
What I want to know is will 16 gauge nails do an adequate job holding the plywood on my walls? If so what length would be best and what kind of coverage would be needed? I was thinking 1.5" about every 8" on the studs. As a bonus, there is a cement block around the base and the plywood will actually be able to rest on the blocks.