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ninjatoth 12-13-2009 01:14 AM

.380 Auto VS .22 Magnum Revolver
 
What one would you rather have?The ballistics as far as muzzle energy is close,and round capacity is almost identical for most guns too,8 shots are what alot of the smaller autos hold,and 8 shots is typical for a .22 mag revolver.I will give a slight edge to the .380 in power,but not enough to say that it is way better.What would you rather have,a mouse .380 or a .22 magnum snubbie?

gorknoids 12-13-2009 02:46 AM

.380. Until you can buy FMJ .22 Magnum. Then I'd still take the .380.
You need to be able to get through clothing, skin, bones and cartilage with enough left to tear up the good stuff like arteries and the central nervous system. and the .380 is the superior round.

diggsbakes 12-13-2009 04:26 PM

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.380. Until you can buy FMJ .22 Magnum. Then I'd still take the .380.
You need to be able to get through clothing, skin, bones and cartilage with enough left to tear up the good stuff like arteries and the central nervous system. and the .380 is the superior round.

You mean like this? I think at 1875 fps you will be able to make it through a few layers of clothing, skin, bones and probably into the house next door.;) Get a .22 mag.

Wings-ofthe-Luftwaffe 12-13-2009 04:54 PM

.22 mag.. then you can actually afford to shoot the bad guy! i can never find any .380 for a decent price :(. was gonna get the old lady a bersa thunder 380 conceal but 4get paying as much as or more than .45 acp for .380 @_@

shirt001 12-13-2009 08:42 PM

In most power and one shot stop charts, the .380 wins. The 22mag comes in at 42% and the .380 comes in at 69%. One shot stops that is. Although, it has a lot to do with shot placement. I would rather have the 22 if I could hit the BG in the eye than my .380 if all I could do is hit him in the shoulder.

Gojubrian 12-14-2009 06:11 AM

For self defense- .380

For all other purposes - .22mag

:)

robocop10mm 12-14-2009 01:31 PM

Any rimfire is a poor choice for SD. The nature of the priming compound renders the rimfire less reliable than the centerfire.

This is more of the same old "Heavy/Slow vs. Light/Fast" argument.

ninjatoth 12-14-2009 09:40 PM

I personally don't think all rimfires are a poor choice for SD,Especially when talking about revolvers.The chances of a misfire with a good gun and good ammo like CCI are very slim,and with a revolver a misfire isn't a problem,just pull the trigger again.A .22 LR auto would be a poor choice,but I think a good .22 magnum revolver isn't a bad choice.The chances of landing 2,3,4 shots with a .22 magnum is very good because of lack of recoil.

ninjatoth 12-14-2009 09:45 PM

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.22 mag.. then you can actually afford to shoot the bad guy! i can never find any .380 for a decent price . was gonna get the old lady a bersa thunder 380 conceal but 4get paying as much as or more than .45 acp for .380 @_@
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Ammo prices make no sense to me.I was at a store yesterday that sells nothing but winchester white box ammo.50 packs were as follows-9mm 10.99,.38spl 18.99,.25 auto 19.99.I don't remember all the prices,but it seems like my order I just listed should be reversed.

diggsbakes 12-15-2009 12:59 AM

Remember also that most .22 mag revolvers will either come with an accessory .22 LR cylinder or can be fired using LR ammo, which will enable you practice for almost nothing. I've shot a .22 mag/lr for almost 20 years and can count the number of FTFs on my fingers and toes. I've also conducted my own version of ballistics tests (just shooting at various objects of different materials and thickness) and can tell you that a .22 mag provides plenty of penetration, even with the use of hollow points.


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