no matter what the weapon,,, if u use it properly !!! couple years ago in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN magazine in the armed citezen colum,, an elderly couple had a home invasion of several young punks. they pistol whipped him and shot him 5 times with a 45ACP, and left him on the floor for dead. then they started on his wife (guess that pissed him off) the elderly gentleman crawled across the floor and got a single action 22 revolver out of his nitestand and shot the first punk between the eyes killing him instantly and put another round into his partner killing him. and the moral to this story is " USE YOUR TOOL PROPERLY"