Originally Posted by OC357
Even the lowly .22 will kill you.
So can a BB gun and a sling shot. That doesn't make them or the .22 CONSISTENT and RELIABLE man-stoppers.
The only thing that matters when it comes to stops is PER CAPITA stop rates, which the .22 advocates conveniently ignore.
Statements like "The .22 has killed more people than the .45, thus the .22 is the superior man-stopper" is ludicrous, since the .22 may have been involved in TWENTY times as many shootings.
.45's that stop 95 out of a hundred attackers dead in their tracks, have a much higher PER CAPITA stop rate than .22's that stop 200 out of 2000 attackers.
That's a 95% stop rate compared to a 10% stop rate. I don't think I have to explain why I would go with the former in a life-or-death situation.
If the .22 was such a "deadly man-stopper", every law enforcement organization and military unit on the planet would be packing it.
They could carry considerably more rounds in their pistols, on their persons and in their vehicles. No more budget problems when it came to ammo---probably nothing is cheaper and more plentiful than the .22.
Problem is, it SUCKS when it comes to reliably stopping attackers.
Can't you just imagine some butterbar lieutenant telling a group of Special Forces soldiers---"Hey guys, internet experts have shown us that the .22 is a deadly man-stopper, thus we're only going to issue you handguns and rifles that fire the .22."