22 caliber. Worth a crap to carry??

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      22 caliber. Worth a crap to carry??

      My ccw will be here anyday and I found a small 22 caliber thats 5 shots, taqkes 22 longs, is a revolver and folds up and clips on the inside of my pants pocket and looks like a cell phone clip from the outside.

      This is nice and easy to carry, but is there ammo that you can get that is able to stop someone if needed? I know 22's arent the greatest, but I like the connvienience of it.

      Just curious. HG

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      Better then a stick, but you better have some speed loaders and good shoes. 5 shots of .22 wont stop an attacker on drugs and adrennilin but it might give you a good enough head start. IMO



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      CCI Stinger and the Remington Yellow Jacket. Make sure its high velocity and hp, 40 grain or higher. I don't use a .22 LR pistol for self-defense, for all kinds of reasons, but if I did it would be loaded with something similar to those guidelines. Get a .380 kel-tec p3at or NAA or something if you need something small. But I guess a gun is better than no gun.

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      I would not want to put my tail on the line with a .22 unless it was all I had at the time. Most big guys are not fazed by a .22 until after the fight is over. I would rather go with a 9mm up for protection. That's my OP.

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      I wouldn't recommend a .22 for self defense either but if that is a picture of you and you can lift heavy things, it would appear to me that you would be able to just beat the hell out your attacker(s) or shoot him with your .22 and then beat the hell out of him.

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      LOL.
      Yea I do alright, but I want a small, easily concealable gun and thought that might work. I think I might try the Kel-tec or a ultra light smith n wesson 38. Tnx 4 the info. CRW

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      Nobody wants to leak. A 22LR could be put in that category. If the perp held still for you, you could get a perfect shot and then it could be a stopper (dropper) round. It might make a so so BUG. Keep on considering a 380 or 9 as a minimum.

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      i understand your thoughts but
      ditto on the above comments
      without exact placement it could tick off the BG a lot
      if you want it because of size and weight - with the latest technology i would get a 380 from Ruger - LCP - when you see one. if want it now then get a keltec - they are more plentiful at the present time

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      Read this link; http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dw....bfc57dff.html
      from this thread :Welcome to Texas - don't mess with our elderly.
      and draw your own conclusions. Just remember the first rule of gunfighting. Have a gun

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      I would think twice about carrying a .22 for a CCW. I think you need to kick it up a couple notches to a .380 or 9mm minimum. Not that a .22 is useless, but if you need to stop a threat quickly not a good choice.

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      a .22 is good for small game a full size person mite take a few good hits before he notice he got hit unless you are a good shoot and you can hit the neck or the head maybe you can take some one out but that is a big maybe

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      It beats a knife every time with some stingers

      I read Elmer Keith in G&A back in the 80's say to a hiker load your s&w revolver with those new stingers and let the strange people worry about you.

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      I would want at least a .380 auto for self defense. 22LR is not a self defense load.

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      I have watched groundhogs live too long with a 22 slug in them, so there is no way I would count on it for protection. It is better than nothing, but move up.

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      The .22 you referred to not only folds up, but is also a single-action mini-revolver that is very difficult to shoot quickly, and is a total bitch to reload. It is a very ineffective self-protection weapon, and not only because it's a .22.
      I should talk. When I need a BUG, I pocket an old Hi-Standard Derringer, in .22 LR. I don't need to unfold it, I don't need to cock it, I just grab it and pull the trigger, twice. I would never get the chance to reload it anyway.
      Someone, elsewhere, calls this kind of pistol a "get the f**k off me gun." That's how I see it, too.

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      When I'm carrying my Buckmark as a CCW, I'm not worried. I can take out either eye at 10-15 yards, and pour in 5-6 rounds in 3 seconds...

      Of course, concealment is an issue... KIDDING PEOPLE!!!!



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      If I were you, I would get a small smith airlite revolver and load it with .38 +P ammo...

      I just put one on layaway and I talked to a couple different people about getting that or a small .380 or something...From what I am told, you get a pretty good increase in umph when you step from .380 to 38 +p..I got the shrouded hammer version..I will probably either carry it IWB on my ankle or in a pocket holster...I need to get a good conceal holster for my XD9 or XD45 and with the weather cooling off, hopefully carry one of those as my main and the smith on my ankle...But I am more likely to just carry the smith alone alot of times...So I opted for it over a 380...A revolver works if you pull it, aim it and pull the trigger...No slide, no jams...just bang!!!

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      in 2006, NAA sold 31,065 of those mini 22 revolvers and 20,944 in 2005!!!
      There are a lot of people out there with these little 22s

      for space in a pocket - might as well have a keltec 3AT or a Ruger LCP.
      almost the same size... well 8 cubic inches versus 14 cubic inches of volume

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      .22LR will kill a person just like any other caliber will. That debate is moot. If it works for your needs and you are proficient with it is all that should matter to you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
      .22LR will kill a person just like any other caliber will. That debate is moot. If it works for your needs and you are proficient with it is all that should matter to you.
      Killing the person isn't the issue, it's stopping an aggressive attack. Someone may be fully able to hurt or kill you with five .22's in their gut and then die from their wounds afterward.

      The likelihood of such a thing happening with five 40's or 45's is considerably less.

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