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Old 08-15-2013, 10:05 PM   #41
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Go to a gun store. Buy a handgun . . . semi auto or revolver. Buy ammo. Buy a lot of ammo. Load gun and shoot. Repeat often. See goblin. Remember practice, aim and fire. Gun goes "bang". Goblin goes "auggh!" Repeat as necessary (until Goblin stops saying "auggh!").

That's all there is to it. Everything else -- type of gun, make and model of gun, ammunition, holster, etc. -- is purely secondary. .22 will kill you as dead as a .44 magnum. There is no magic.
Reminds me to keep all calibers I would rather not be stuck with using to defend my life locked and away and unloaded! And to keep all preferred calibers loaded and readily available to defend my life!! Can't use what you can't get to!! Great thread and lesson in prioritizing preferred calibers!!
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I agree Trip but I remember reading an article in one of the mags years ago about the 22lr being one of the most deadly rounds ever created.
According to some report from medical examiners, the plurality of firearm deaths (during a certain several year time span, etc...) was due to the lowly .22 Long Rifle caliber. (No, I no longer have the report or the citation; I believe it was pre-internet.) (Sorry if I scared any kiddies.)

However, the actual cause of death was gangrene or some other hideous internal (infernal?) infection caused by the bullet hole and LACK OF TREATMENT.

It seems the .22 Long Rifle delivers a wound that can be borne for a while. No need to go see a doctor; besides, Emergency Rooms have to notify the police and so forth.

Yes, .22 lr is a great killer. However, if one shoots an attacker in self-defense, then the attacker carves off one's face with a broken bottle and then crawls off and dies, the defender has not really won.
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Nice weather we're having.
I think it needs to be a little warmer, but less humid.
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I've caught flak for saying this here before, but I don't feel underarmed with a .22 revolver. Sure, I 'd rather have my 1911, but with very few exceptions I just figure that I'll be okay with whatever I'm carrying.
WWII pilots claimed they got the most flak, when

they were dead on target. I recently came into a

nice little 9-shot 22 revolver. I also sometimes carry

it around in my pocket.
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txpossum can sell off any other ammo and guns he has as a 22 is all he needs. I will carry my large caliber handguns and be glad I have them. I will never carry a .22 so long as any larger cartridge is avalible. Well any other but a 25acp. Not what happens to most tx possums ?? They still waisted on the road by a car or chewed up by a dog. hehehe

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txpossum can sell off any other ammo and guns he has as a 22 is all he needs. I will carry my large caliber handguns and be glad I have them. I will never carry a .22 so long as any larger cartridge is avalible. Well any other but a 25acp. No what happens to most tx possums ?? They still waisted on the road by a car or chewed up by a dog. hehehe
Naw--- Theres plenty of possums around here---
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According to some report from medical examiners, the plurality of firearm deaths (during a certain several year time span, etc...) was due to the lowly .22 Long Rifle caliber. (No, I no longer have the report or the citation; I believe it was pre-internet.) (Sorry if I scared any kiddies.)

However, the actual cause of death was gangrene or some other hideous internal (infernal?) infection caused by the bullet hole and LACK OF TREATMENT.

It seems the .22 Long Rifle delivers a wound that can be borne for a while. No need to go see a doctor; besides, Emergency Rooms have to notify the police and so forth.

Yes, .22 lr is a great killer. However, if one shoots an attacker in self-defense, then the attacker carves off one's face with a broken bottle and then crawls off and dies, the defender has not really won.
Oh come on now. 22LR is the finest killing machine ever devised by man!!! Infact it is so good they need to stop producing all of those other inferior rounds and pour all there efforts and material into making just 22LR ammo and maybe then I could find a box of shells!!!!!!!

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Donn, It just doesn't get any better around here in Aug. Highs in the upper 70's,low's in the mid to low 50's.
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txpossum can sell off any other ammo and guns he has as a 22 is all he needs. I will carry my large caliber handguns and be glad I have them. I will never carry a .22 so long as any larger cartridge is avalible. Well any other but a 25acp. No what happens to most tx possums ?? They still waisted on the road by a car or chewed up by a dog. hehehe
Some guys just dont get it. Txpossum got a very good point. Better to have somethin than nuthin. Perfect practise makes perfect.
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Some guys just dont get it. Txpossum got a very good point. Better to have somethin than nuthin. Perfect practise makes perfect.
I get this message, loud and clear!!
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