Originally Posted by Ranger-6
Because in a CCW situation a .22lr is very deadly at point blank range.
Beyond that it becomes a murder charge.
The 22lr or 22 Mag is a very effective CCW caliber.
Deadly? Sure is...but how long would it take and what if it doesn't hit vitals? Then you're stuck dealing with one pissed off bad guy who is bleeding slowly. The object is to get it done quickly as possible. Not all self defense happens at belly distances. Even if it does...I want a big hole. I carry a .45 on duty every day and a 9mm off duty with premium hollow points. Why? Because I want power and rapid blood loss.
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