.17HMR for CCW?

.17HMR for CCW?

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    .17HMR for CCW?

    I ran across a few concealable reveolvers from Taurus chambered in .17HMR. Each one looks to hold 8 rounds.

    What do you think about this round for self defense?


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    I'd think it would be a great round if you can get a shot through the eye, into the mouth, at the neck/throat, temple, ear, or a gut shot.

    More velocity than a .22 and the ammo is more reliable to go bang on a trigger pull as well.
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    Considering that exact same size revolver can be had loaded with .38 +P's, I'd shy away from the 17HMR. It's a cartridge that does its best work at 100yd from a rifle. The extra 3 rounds of capacity are moot compared to the increase in power and availability of appropriate self defense ammunition.

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    Jang and Chooie nailed it. Its a novelty gun at best, or maybe useful if the shooter cant handle a 38... but then again, who cant handle a 38?
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    I think its a horrible idea. There is a chance that it could work, but like Janq said it would take a shot in the eye, up the nose, or in the roof of the mouth - and even then its a bad idea. There are at least hundreds of better options. JMHO

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    I think from a pure energy standpoint it's probably on par with a .32, problem is all the ammo for it is frangible varmint type rounds which just aren't going to penetrate well. It sure beats a sharp stick, and it probably beats a .22lr or .25auto, but definately not ideal for SD.

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    Well it might not be so bad if the gun could fire all 8 rounds simultaneously
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    I think this has to be a joke or troll post myself . LOL .

    Sorry folks , i just cannot get past the use a rimfire for a defensive gun, and frankly i dont care if the rimfire is .17 or .50 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Sorry folks , i just cannot get past the use a rimfire for a defensive gun, and frankly i dont care if the rimfire is .17 or .50 .
    Well, the .44 Henry Rimfire was passable in its day.

    As for the .17 HMR, thanks but no thanks.


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    I kinda thought it was unerpowered, but I thought I'd check the collective too.... and no, I'm not a troll. Check my other posts if you don't believe me.
    Last edited by takurpic; December 26th, 2007 at 07:57 PM.

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    a friend of mine is a deputy in florida. He went on a shooting call where the guy was shot by a 17hmr out of a little deringer. It was a tiny little entrance wound and a huge exit. The poor guy got hit in the upper shoulder and it blew out a grapefruit sized hole. But, after getting shot he beat the guy to death with a rock. So all in all I agree with everyone else, but its always fun to share the real world experiences.
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