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Old 11-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #121
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My issue with the smaller calibers is the guns,

not the round size, or power. I bet I'm not the only

one who's been cut in the crook of the hand by a

noisy cricket.

I much prefer to have my palm protected by a

nice, fat beaver-tail. Be it a 92FS, 1911, or DE44...

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #122
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My issue with the smaller calibers is the guns,

not the round size, or power. I bet I'm not the only

one who's been cut in the crook of the hand by a

noisy cricket.

I much prefer to have my palm protected by a

nice, fat beaver-tail. Be it a 92FS, 1911, or DE44...
Here you go:

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #123
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i just bought my very first gun and i went with the 22lr as a starter. not real sure of my logic there. bought for protection at home and trail jogging. we will see after some range time and time with other wespons gets me
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The point is... what is the smallest caliber you trust?

Rocketgeezer used an anecdote of a lady at the range having jamming problems with her Jennings as the reason why he would not trust the .25 round.

My point is... its not the size in ammunition that needs trusting, its the quality of the gun and the confidence in your skills to make the right shot placement.

Just my five cents.
I was at a gun shop one day when some guy bought a little .25, a Jennings, I think. After he bought it he took it in to the indoor range to "practice". On his 5th shot the gun disintegrated, with parts flying everywhere. It made a nasty cut on his right hand, but nobody got any other injuries. He wanted his money back, but the dip$#!t dealer refused to give him his money back. I think it was the princely sum of $52.
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It seems many people feel a larger calibur will make up for their lack of training.

Sure an M60 maching gun can do more damage but I don't feel like carring it around all the time.

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I guess I just don't get all this talk about a 25 for self defense????
I think the best comparison would be to say you were going to dig a big basement where it would take several days with a big track hoe and several dump trucks and you show up with a shovel and wheel barrow!!!

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I guess I just don't get all this talk about a 25 for self defense????
I think the best comparison would be to say you were going to dig a big basement where it would take several days with a big track hoe and several dump trucks and you show up with a shovel and wheel barrow!!!
Not everyone wants to carry a track hoe & dump truck around everyday just in case they want to dig a basement
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Not everyone wants to carry a track hoe & dump truck around everyday just in case they want to dig a basement
You would if you know YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT!!!!
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There is the saying "there is no replacement for displacement". Applies to motors as well as firearms, within reason...

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You would if you know YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT!!!!
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