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Old 02-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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i agree with the 9mm being an under-rated round. i've had people tell me the 9 is "a p*ssy round" then praise the .357 mag in the same breath....they don't realize the bullet is the same size. and with the right loading, travelling at similar speeds.

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I remember studying some cartridges and being astounded at the power of the 7.62 x 25mm Tokarev cartridge. This .30 may have a relatively small and light bullet but damn if the fast rounds don't have an amazing amount of power. I think it was the higest power to weight ratio. An underrated round for sure especially if you need silver-bullets for Werewolf Zombies. And tho I'm not a fan of Ruskie Milsurp, and even think it's an ugly gun, the Soviet TT-33, "The Russian 1911," was a decent enough gun...

Then there was the .32 H&R Magnum -- not the worst tradeoff for an extra round, and if you look at the .327 Federal Magnum I am a little surprised it hasn't grown exponentially in the burgeoning CCW market.

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I was curious if anybody would trust their lives to a .22 mag revolver or any other "under the radar" rounds that aren't .357 mag or .45 acp.
I own handguns in most of the smaller calibers and i wouldnt feel too undergunned carrying any of them. But i prefer 9mm and .45 for my primary carry cartridges. My subcal pistols serve as BUG's, Church guns, HOT as hell day guns, and fun all around plinkers.
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Ed Cantrill famous lawman who shot 20 combatants during his career. Ed was an expert with any firearm and very deadly. Ed was a Highway Patrol officer and Town tamer in the West.
I knew Ed in the 1970s when he was a Livestock Detective in the "Hole In the Wall" country. Ed carried a .38 Mdl. 10 on his belt. It was the Mdl. 10 he used in the fast draw that killed Mike Rosa.
Not well known was his favorite weapons. Ed carried a pair of 4" Mdl. 48 S&W .22 Mags in a custom shoulder rig. He told me many times they were deadly weapons. Being on horse back much of the time 100 rounds of .22 Mag. was easy on his pony.
He was a man hunter. Ed never seemed to have much use for the big bore handguns. I just kept my ole 1911 covered up during our visits.

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I was reading Elmer Keith's bio, "Hell I was there." A lawman was carrying the new .38 Special and shot a robber 5 times while getting shot himself. The robber eventually died from his wounds.

Elmer told him to use a heavier round to put the man down w one shot. This lawman did not have the skill base of Ed Cantrill. (Not many do) and was killed in his next gunfight.

I'm happy about the resurgence of the 22mag - I own a pair of derringers in the caliber - but I do wonder about Elmer's advice when I carry light.

Yet, a LCP in pocket is still better than the 45 left at home.

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I have several different caliber handguns, if it came down to which one I'd choose if I could only have one, it would have to be a .357 mag. revolver. Both caliber & platform are time-proven performers. There are a lot of sexier rounds & guns out there but if SHTF, I'll defininately be packin' a .357 mag. revolver somehow, someway! The .38 spl. (ugly sister/gets no respect) packs plenty o' punch and can also be shot from a .357.

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I like the .38 Super Auto. Seems like not many others know about it.

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I recently have a sparked interest in .22 mag. Everything I've read leads me to believe its a very fun round. On top of that, I saw last week that Ruger came out with a .22 mag LCR that looks pretty sweet. I know they make defense loads now (gold dot, hornady, etc.) and I was curious if anybody would trust their lives to a .22 mag revolver or any other "under the radar" rounds that aren't .357 mag or .45 acp. I usually use my handguns for hunting sidearms as protection but also rely on them for HD.
If you consider that I carry my LCR 22mag in my pocket about everywhere I go...then, yes... I guess I trust my life to it. I really love the little pistol and loaded with "critical defense" rounds...it's no slouch!!
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7.62x25 Tokarev

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