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What's the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    Wow. Apologies to you all: I recognize that you are all big boys and girls and have made your decisions based on the best information you have about ballistics, your skill level, the types of clothes bad guys wear, concealability, and all sorts of other factors. No criticism! Thanks for sharing what you've written.

    But... but... situational awareness, folks! Did nobody read the original post? Maybe it is just as well: after consideration I realize that the original post was in poor taste, and I *would* like to apologize.
    heh, i read the picture, but i too just go to the "new posts" function and i did not notice this was in the humor forum. touche.
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    I was being cornered by a mountain lion once on top of a bare desert mountain top in Southern New Mexico , near the Mexican border. All I had on me at the time was a hunting knife. I may have lost the fight.... but the dang mtn lion would have not come out of it clean and uninjured. I would have put up a good fight.

    But, I would have preferred having a good caliber handgun on me.
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    A .22LR beats a sharp stick, but I'd go down to maybe .32ACP at the least preferring to stay .380 and above. The smallest I carry now is .38/9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e4dan View Post
    ... an old friend tells me how he survived pursuit by an angry California black bear, with a single round of .22LR. ... He returned later, with others, better armed, and discovered the depth of his good fortune. Blackie had taken that bullet through the orbit of his right eye. Very lucky shot.
    I can see the story over port and cigars now: "There I was, in the wilds of Northern California, armed only with a 22..."

    Certainly gives credence to the 'shot placement' argument! Thanks for posting this.
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    38 spcl followed by 9 x 19. EDC is 45 acp.
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    No smaller than a 38 special ,,,,, but I do have 22, 22mag, 25, & 32 which I would
    used if push came to shove,,,,, and I feel if they were well placed,,,, would do the
    job,,,, just slower to take effect.

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    there's really no need to go with anything smaller then.380,especially when you have pistols as small as the lcp to slip in your front pocket..

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    Although the .40 is the smallest caliber of gun that I own, I'd prefer a 9mm as the minimum.

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    From the tests I have seen (for example, at GoldenLoki) the minimum handgun caliber that will reach the FBI penetration minimum of 12 inches with FMJ ammo is the .32 ACP. That said, given that the .380 is available in guns that are the same size as the .32 versions, my personal minimum is .380 with FMJ ammo.

    Of course, I will echo the general sentiment that I can make a .22 work, and would much prefer a .22 to a knife, bare hands, or a rock.
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    Personally I'd trust any. As it is better than none. I trust pepper spray, a knife or 2, or whatever I can get my hands on. I generally carry 9 mm and or .38+p. But as others have said will take anything over nothing. I was pretty deadly with a .177 crossman bb gun as a kid on my parents farm.
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