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Old 01-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #11
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Do you think your wife would be protected enough using a .22 to stop the attack of a wild boar or coyote?
Wild boar?? Thats a toss up, a coyote vs 22 duhh hell yes it will stop it an do it right now. Coyotes are not ( thick skinned ) or as tuff as a buff. An I have shot several hogs in the head before the butchering started with a 22 instant drop. But they were not running at me, thats why I say toss up on that.


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Some good thoughts here already.
The 22wmr was designed as a rifle cartridge. Thus it is a slow powder burn to take advantage of the long rifle barrel. Out of a short barrel (pistol) it spews unburned powder - it looks spectacular - big flash - but doesn't help the bullet with extra energy very much.
So a 22 lr is nearly as good out of a pistol - but without the huge powder burn flash. (Yes, I have these guns and yes, they do behave this way.)
A Walther ppk 22 has had many reports of cycling troubles - ftf, fte, stovepipe, ... I've shot them and can back up those reports.
A revolver will be a little thicker than the Walther - but they may not bother your wife - depends on how she carries.
A 22 for self defense is a heck of a lot better than nothing. I would not have a problem with that, myself.
The going to a 380 thing... (I've had two 380's and use a 380 for most of my carry) ... The small ones - most are small - they are after all for conceal carry - have a pretty substantial recoil to them - because they are so light.


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Wild boar?? Thats a toss up, a coyote vs 22 duhh hell yes it will stop it an do it right now. Coyotes are not ( thick skinned ) or as tuff as a buff. An I have shot several hogs in the head before the butchering started with a 22 instant drop. But they were not running at me, thats why I say toss up on that.
LOL dun that as a kid too- Course they were just standin there with that "Oh goodie, feedin time" look on their face
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I use the wild boar as a guideline.
If I believe the handgun would stop a 160# pig, then it should stop a 200# person.
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I use the wild boar as a guideline.
If I believe the handgun would stop a 160# pig, then it should stop a 200# person.
Yeah- the person you gotta shoot will most likely be a pig anyway
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Yeah- the person you gotta shoot will most likely be a pig anyway
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