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Old 10-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #51
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My primary cc is my Colt Commander. But sometimes, based upon my SA and what I am wearing, I will cc my Walther PP in .32. It was large enough to start WWII and end WWII!

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #52
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Yeah, that is the one problem with rimfire. The rounds just aren't reliable.
If I was out plinking I shoot about anything,

But I would keep loaded with cci mini mags when stored. I have never experienced a failure with them
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #53
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Trust is not the word I would use.
Prefer a .45ACP or .357Mag not that is matters much in IL...

The only state in the Union that make every law abiding
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If I was out plinking I shoot about anything,

But I would keep loaded with cci mini mags when stored. I have never experienced a failure with them
Yeah, I just got a deal on 700 rounds of that. I've never shot it before but that's what I hear and I've been meaning to try it out.
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Trust is not the word I would use.
Prefer a .45ACP or .357Mag not that is matters much in IL...

The only state in the Union that make every law abiding
citizen a potential victim.
Oh, not the ONLY state...
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #56
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I always carry my 9mm much the same reason that was mentioned...its inexpensive, has power and the smaller frame guns are very concealable and easy to shoot. On the issue of .22lr....I have read an endless amount of posts on this site about the .22lr as a self defense round and have heard the debate on both sides. I can tell you this from my experience with the .22lr's after thousands upon thousands of rounds pushed through everuthing from semi-auto to revolver to rifles. The CCI's are as reliable as any centerfire. I have never (and we are talking many years here) had a CCI fail. Now...when we are talking a box of 320 rounds of Remington or Thunderbolts or other bulk ammo....YES....I have had many duds and failures. CCI's are by far the best .22 ammo and I would not hesitate to stake my life on them. One more point.....any gun pointed in someone's face is going to make them hesitate even for the moment. The chances that you will have to go beyond the drawing and pointing of the gun are very, very slim unless you live in a high threat area. 99.9% of the time your carry gun will be wardrobe accessory and nothing more. Personally....I would not want to stand in front of any round... .22lr or other. Carry what you feel comfortable with and carry thoughfully for the situations you will be in.

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The 22 Long Rifle is one of the most lethal rounds around. The smallest I would carry is a .380, I prefer a .45 acp myself.

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except for war time shootings , the 22 caliber is responsible for more deaths than any other caliber . it was the caliber of choice of the Mossad . i trust mine 100% and often carry one in a derringer format. it's my get off me gun. one shot stops while nice, are unrealistic but my main focus is to is to end the threat. i do not have to inflict large wounds in order to achive this. i trust all my guns but the topic is "what is the smallest caliber you "trust"

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.38 special +P Hornady Critical Defense is the smallest that I personally carry. In my personal unscientific testing, the Hornady .38 CD expanded as advertised out to about 1/2 inch. That's .50 caliber. Both of these were launched from 2" snubbys, one Taurus and one S&W. Both were about 12 inches of penetration in water, from about 10 feet.



I once heard that if you shot someone with a .32, and if they found out about it, they'd be really pissed.
Hahaha. Nice. I certainly trust the .38 special +P Hornady critical defense round. Problem is I cant shoot my Rossi for sh*t! With only 5 rounds, I don't trust myself to carry that one!
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:55 AM   #60
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Here you go: 0.157 caliber fully functional gun. Put a nice sized dent in a piece of sheet metal.

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