22LR Pistol as self defence

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by PRR1957, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    I know how you feel, someone mentioned a 15, 9mm clip
     
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  2. maddog3355

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    Did you all ever hear about the lady that saved her life with a 22 from a grizzly bear attack? She pulled the 22 pistol out and shot her husband in the leg and then took off running!!!! Just a joke!!

    I would try to find some Stingers or Velocitors. Good luck because I haven’t seen them on the shelf’s in years.
     
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  3. Hovannes

    Hovannes Well-Known Member

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    Why shoot the wimpy stuff? Do CCI MniMags keyhole?
     
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  4. Virginia Patriot

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    All I can say is that my best friend was killed 40 years ago with a single .22LR round from a revolver from approx. 10 feet. He never made it alive to the hospital 10 minutes away. While a .22LR may not be my first choice, it could be a viable choice, practice shot placement would be my advice. JM2C
     
  5. rzw0wr

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    I have 2 Smith and Wesson Compact .22.
    I use solid copper plated bullets with the highest velocity I can find.
    Never a hollow point.
    A .22 will go thru (2) 1/2 sheets of plywood at about 30 to 40 feet.

    A .22 is effective defense weapon in spring and summer when clothing is light.
    A .22 will not be effective with a heavy jacket.

    A nice head shot is almost always effective.

    I also have (2) .38 special I leave in the house. Hollow points in them.

    Come winter I will start carrying my .38 Ruger.

    A .22 is better than nothing and is OK but you need to practice with it to be very accurate.
     
  6. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    A .22 will go right through a heavy jacket.
     
  7. CCHolderinMaine

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    You probably bleed more from a keyholed hit that a "good" one :)
     
  8. Empty_Holster

    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I betcha more people have been killed by .22 than any other.
     
  9. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    Das what Jimmy Hoffa sed
     
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  10. SilasW

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    It would be interesting to see which round has been used most effectively. Wars are (IMO) the most reliable source of information. Governments spend many billions of dollars trying to find the most efficient cartridge. Is it .38 caliber? Or 9mm, .45, .40 .....list goes on and on. There are always compromises of course. Ability to conceal vs round capacity... etc. Personal choice is a huge factor too. From my small view of what people are buying at the gun counter, the trend is more compact framed handguns. The cheaper the better. Probably 50 SCCY go out the door for every Kimber Micro 9 sold. The tiny frame .22 rimfire's are gaining sales though. Partly because .22 ammo is still pretty easy to find in our area, 9mm or .45ACP not so much. Biggest reason is, once again, price.
    Will a .22 handgun kill a person? Of course it will. Not my first choice. There are better options out there. In the end you get to live (or not) by your decision.
     
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  11. Arteest

    Arteest Well-Known Member

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    If you have a high capacity mag and pull the trigger a lot and real fast it might be kinda like getting a load of OO buckshot. Wouldn’t be fun.