.22lr for carry?

.22lr for carry?

This is a discussion on .22lr for carry? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am not advocating the .22lr as a defensive round. But, I did find the video interesting. I do agree with his premise that if ...

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    .22lr for carry?

    I am not advocating the .22lr as a defensive round. But, I did find the video interesting. I do agree with his premise that if you can't hit the target nothing you carry is effective.

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    There are so many better choices available, I just don't see why it would be preferable. If you have some type of physical limitation, maybe. The Bersa Thunder 380 is one of the mildest shooting guns on the planet. I've yet to meet anyone that has trouble with it.
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    It would beat nothing but I will stick with 380acp as my minimum caliber for defense.

    But don't get me wrong, I love plinking with my 22s.
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    I've also seen inconsistency in rimfire ammo from a failure to fire, failure to feed standpoint. That's fine when you're plinking, but not for SD. Center fire ammo is much more consistent.
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    Col. Jeff Cooper said "Shoot the most effective handgun caliber that you can control" & "Only HITS count". So, IMHO, he's pretty clear about his understanding regarding both extremes of the discussion. Handgun calibers are NOT lightening bolts. There are too many instances when even "man stopping" calibers...didn't. I will compromise my EDC choice based on weight, capacity and size, but I will NOT elevate that compromise to include the .22 LR as my ammunition.
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    FOR THE RECORD: This guy's a dipstick, entertaining, but still a dipstick.

    He's basing his tirade on this one article from a LEO who establishes - "Since it was my study, I got to determine the variables and their definitions."


    Does his study include accidental shootings, hunting accidents, negligent discharges, domestic shootings, shooting of unarmed antagonists? What about gunfights with bullets flying both ways? Does he include LE shootings? Does he include attackers hopped up on drugs?


    Self defense is all about personal individual choice and if a .22 is what one wants to carry more power & luck to them. Most people survive due to luck rather than skill. My .02
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    A .22LR is great for plinking however, in a life threatening situation I want my .45ACP 1911. All I have to do is hit `em Once. Then take care of business. my problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Anglo View Post
    A .22LR is great for plinking however, in a life threatening situation I want my .45ACP 1911. All I have to do is hit `em Once. Then take care of business. my problem solved.
    I agree, and frequently carry a .45, but - "all I have to do is hit 'em once" - ? I hope you're not serious.
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    There are citizens who for various reasons...some valid and some not so valid do carry a handgun chambered in .22LR

    Far far from ideal but, I would strongly suggest that those folks carry w/ their firearm stoked with a MATCH GRADE ammunition. Say...MATCH GRADE SILHOUETTE.

    Which has much higher quality control during the manufacture than cheapo bulk .22 Long Rifle ammunition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    FOR THE RECORD: This guy's a dipstick, entertaining, but still a dipstick.

    He's basing his tirade on this one article from a LEO who establishes - "Since it was my study, I got to determine the variables and their definitions."


    Does his study include accidental shootings, hunting accidents, negligent discharges, domestic shootings, shooting of unarmed antagonists? What about gunfights with bullets flying both ways? Does he include LE shootings? Does he include attackers hopped up on drugs?


    Self defense is all about personal individual choice and if a .22 is what one wants to carry more power & luck to them. Most people survive due to luck rather than skill. My .02
    Really, most people survive due to luck than skill? I am going to buy lottery tickets from now on instead of training to defend myself. just my $.02
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