You can buy one of those Hammer driven nailers for like 30 bucks. I call it a Hilti Gun, but its not as fancy as the name brad. At least mine does not have a trigger and all that. You just buy the different powder loads, the length of nail and you are good to go. Hit it with a hammer and the shell goes off and drives a special HARDENED nail through the board and into the concrete.
I would think using anything other then a Hilti-Gun type fastener is asking for trouble.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"