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    A friend had a .22 LR Pistol ND go off and hit him in the belly. He didn't even go to a doctor, he just wore it for 40 years.

    Hemmi, don't get one of the reccomended Airlite type .38"s. If you get a snubby, get it made of steel so you can shoot it. Most of us are big enough that an extra 10 ounces are not going to load our poor bodies down and the extra weight makes them significantly easier to shoot accurately and often.

    I have a Taurus 605 in Blue that is low cost, works well, will handle .357 if desired and suprisingly will allow sub 1" groups of 5 at 15 yards when the shooter is up to it.

    Stay safe

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    If you need to use your gun to protect yourself, you need to stop the attacked RIGHT NOW. If you don't, the attacker is going to want to kill you RIGHT NOW! Granted, doctors have commented on the amazing amount of damage the lowly .22 does while bouncing around in the human body; BUT, note that these comments were from doctors trying to save the lives of those shot with them, that were still alive. If a .45 were used, we'd be talking with a corroner, not a doctor.
    I would never bet my, or my loved ones life on a .22. My bottom limit is a .357 mag. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJWright View Post
    If you need to use your gun to protect yourself, you need to stop the attacked RIGHT NOW. If you don't, the attacker is going to want to kill you RIGHT NOW! Granted, doctors have commented on the amazing amount of damage the lowly .22 does while bouncing around in the human body; BUT, note that these comments were from doctors trying to save the lives of those shot with them, that were still alive. If a .45 were used, we'd be talking with a corroner, not a doctor.
    I would never bet my, or my loved ones life on a .22. My bottom limit is a .357 mag. Cheers!
    .357 is your bottom limit? What do you normally carry around? A rocket launcher?

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    22 caliber. Worth a crap to carry??

    only if it's followed by a 3...

    as in .223

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    It sure wouldn't me my choice but if that's what you shoot well then go for it. At least make sure to have really good ammo for it.

    If it was me I don't think I'd be comfortable carrying anything less than a 9mm auto or if it's a wheel gun a 38. and still with those two I'd want some pretty good ammo. But I'm one of those 45 ACP cavemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    .357 is your bottom limit? What do you normally carry around? A rocket launcher?

    -Jeff-
    In warm weather I carry a .357. In cold weather where I can wear a heavy jacket; a 5" Kimber 45.
    Having been a handgun instructor and police officer I understand what happens when an attack occurs. I do not want a smaller caliber to bet my life on. think about it; if you are attacking someone, and they shoot you with something that does not put you down quickly; you are going to try to take that person out as quickly as you can. The small caliber defense weapon can create a dangerous situation if it does not disable your attacker quickly enough. It's not a game of: let's see how small a caliber I can use and still stop someone. People have died because of this. I choose not to be a victim because I decided to carry something just because it was smaller and lighter to carry. Cheers!

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