22LR Can Be Lethal

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    22LR Can Be Lethal

    Verona man, 92, shoots robber at home | NKY.com | cincinnati.com

    First, good for the old guy to nail one of the dirt-bags, but my interest is more about the 22 rifle. While I would not carry one for self defense, it can obviously do the job. My wife was a trauma nurse in the 80's and saw a lot of 22 wounds, they are really messy because the bullet fragments so badly.
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    22LR as a defensive round has seen plenty of air time (or screen time) here. What's an argument and what's effective? Ask some and 9mm isn't good enough. Go figure.

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    My gun is my brain rah rah rah i just got blasted, though not directly towards me (go figure) for my choice of pocket rocket which is a .22lr pistol. I know the weapons capabilities very well. .22lr has and will continue to be the most often picked weapon and gets a bad rap from the same people who praise the FN 5-7, which is basically a 22. They are deadly, period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    My gun is my brain rah rah rah i just got blasted, though not directly towards me (go figure) for my choice of pocket rocket which is a .22lr pistol. I know the weapons capabilities very well. .22lr has and will continue to be the most often picked weapon and gets a bad rap from the same people who praise the FN 5-7, which is basically a 22. They are deadly, period.
    Nobody was dogging your choice of caliber...I didn't realize it was a 22 you were talking about. Throwing away good money on training ammo when you already know what kind of carry ammo your gun likes to eat to me seems like a waste of money. you can get more training rounds in with the same amount of money and still have confidnece in your more expensive carry ammo.
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    Any bullet can be deadly.
    That doesnt make it the best choice for defense though.
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    So can a rock,A 22 or 25 is better than nothing,It all comes down to shot placement and the mindset of your adversary
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    Shot placement is key. Caliber is irrelivant unless youre talking about shooting outside the maximum effective range of a smaller caliber..Id rather be shot in the arm with .460 rowland than hit in the intestines with .17hmr.

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    Oh lord, hear we go again.... Poor choice of caliber, there's better Yadda Yadda Yadda.... I'll just say, good for the home owner. I'm glad he came out on the winning side of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    Shot placement is key. Caliber is irrelivant unless youre talking about shooting outside the maximum effective range of a smaller caliber..Id rather be shot in the arm with .460 rowland than hit in the intestines with .17hmr.
    A shot in the intestines by many calibers may not stop the threat. What is your point? Carry a .22 if you want. Not going to get into what ifs here. Just it is the consensus that a .22 it is not the best SD round. Carry what you can afford and comftorable with. But when folks try to say or allude to that a 22 is as good as a larger round I just have to bow out of the conversation and disagree.
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    I could couldn't care less about the caliber the old guy used.
    He was ready to defend his castle and did so successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    A shot in the intestines by many calibers may not stop the threat. What is your point? Carry a .22 if you want. Not going to get into what ifs here. Just it is the consensus that a .22 it is not the best SD round. Carry what you can afford and comftorable with. But when folks try to say or allude to that a 22 is as good as a larger round I just have to bow out of the conversation and disagree.
    And I will agree with you.

    The old man in the story used a rifle not a pistol.No one ever said the .22 could not be lethal. As for the 5.7 and 5.56 yes technically they are a .22, but with a hell of a lot more powder behind them.
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    92 year old Air Force veteran shoots burgler

    Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder | Northern Kentucky - WLWT Home

    VERONA, Ky. - —

    One man is dead and two more are behind bars after an attempted home invasion Monday morning. Police said a man broke into the basement of a Boone County home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m.

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    Donnie Inabnit, 20, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, is charged with Burglary 2nd degree (complicity) and Tampering with physical evidence. More info here.
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    Ryan Dalton, 22, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, is charged with Burglary 2nd degree (complicity) and Tampering with physical evidence. More info here.
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    The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones’ farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar.
    When the intruder came through the door from the basement, Jones fired a single shot, police said.
    Jones immediately called his neighbor, who then called 911. When deputies arrived, they said they found the outside basement door ajar but no one other than Jones at the home.

    Police say the wounded intruder was carried off by two other accomplices. They say those accomplices, Ryan Dalton and Donnie Inabnit, put him in their car and took off. They got about a mile when they stopped on Courtney Road to call 911.
    When Kenton County Police responded to the call they found a deceased male, along with Dalton and Inabnit in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The deceased male has been identified as Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Kentucky.
    Dalton and Inabnit were taken to the Boone County Sheriff's Office for questioning. Police said they admitted they were involved in the burglary on Violet Road.

    Ryan Dalton, 22 and Donnie Inabnit, 20, both of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, are charged with Burglary 2nd degree (complicity) and Tampering with physical evidence.

    Jones is a 92-year-old Air Force veteran who worked on planes, including the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He will not be charged.
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    Good for him. Took care of business and will live to see tomorrow.
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