I know that sounds ridiculous. First I'll ask the question. The longer story follows for those who want it. I've got a 4" .22LR pistol that could be pressed into defensive service. Do they make a .22 round intended for defensive use? Anyone know if cci mini-mag HPs will penetrate and/or expand if fired out of a pistol? Will Stingers damage my 22A? Any source of good data? Thanks for any input.
Here's the long story:
I am newly the proud owner of a use S&W 22A. I bought it for cheap, fun shooting, and to get the kids and the wife started with handguns. The only handgun currently in the house is my carry piece (until now). No real defensive longguns either, just a bolt action.22 and a .22/.410 over/under. I figure, since I figure Santa is gonna finally get me a gunlocker (not a real beefy safe, but it'll keep the kids out), the over/under that the kids are familiar with and the .22 pistol can stay ready to go. If I'm not home the wife can herd the kids (10 and 13) into my bedroom, open the safe and hand the over/under to one of them. Anyone that comes in the room that isn't me or a cop gets a face full of shot and a chest full of .22. It's the best I can do right now, and probably all the gun they can handle at the moment (wife included).