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Old 03-16-2010, 03:25 AM   #21
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I remember reading a post quite some time ago from someone that had been in a gun fight. They said that rounds were fired from both sides. No one was hit. The guy said that he was going to get a more effective caliber. Someone left the response, "By more effective, do you mean a gun that you can actually hit somebody with?" That guy really hit the nail on the head. In my opinion, the smallest gun that you should carry is whatever caliber you are capable of keeping a good group at 15 yards. If you can't keep a 45 on target then don't carry one. If you are an awesome shot with a 22 then you are better off with that. I don't recommend a 22. But if that is what you need keep on target then carry it. I would rather put 10 rounds of 22 into a tight group. Then to miss eight times with my 1911. I do carry my 1911. But only because I am good with it.

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Old 03-16-2010, 03:44 AM   #22
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Amen, Rick. That said, it is incumbent upon anyone who carries to practice religiously. Practice with a purpose. Purchase with foresight. Practice on front sight.
If you "skin that smoke-wagon", you'd damned well better be able to put the full capacity on target as fast as humanly possible. Anything less is like holding up a banner that says "Shoot Me!"

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