Man killed by robber with 22 after two shots. Robber killed with 45 after 7 shots.
Police have video of fatal liquor store shootout *| ajc.com
Not starting a caliber war but just another example of someone getting killed by a 22. Unfortunately in this case it was the store employee.
The odd thing here is that 2 shots of the 22 were fired and that was all that was needed while the 45 was shot 7 times. Then the robber was able to crawl outside before collapsing.
This goes to show that shot placement is key and that even a 45 may not do the job with just 1 shot.
A few months ago in Georgia a older woman shot a house intruder with her 22 revolver. The intruder died.
Police: Woman Shot Intruder 9 Times In Self Defense - News Story - WSB Atlanta
No a 22 is not my preferred defensive caliber but for those how say that getting shot with a 22 would just piss the bad guy off imo is full of of crap.
Pick the largest caliber you can shoot accurately with but don't be afraid to use something as small as a 22 if you need to.