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Unknown 10-14-2009 12:54 PM

Good .22 for concealed carry?
Hi, Im looking for a good .22 handgun for concealed carry. something reliable that wont fail when i need it most. I have read things about the Walther p22 and the sig mosquito it doesn't seem like there are to many fans of those guns around here. any other suggestions? Thanks

Jess 10-14-2009 12:56 PM

Why do you want a .22 in particular?

NGIB 10-14-2009 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by Jess (Post 173885)
Why do you want a .22 in particular?

+1 for Jess's response. Not sure I'd consider any .22 a reliable defense gun. Rimfire ammo in and of itself is less reliable than centerfire ammo as well...

Unknown 10-14-2009 01:08 PM

Right now just because there pretty inexpensive compared to a larger caliber gun.

Besides .22 What would be your recommendation?

Im 21 so im very new to guns, and i have a pretty low budget.

NGIB 10-14-2009 01:13 PM

Depending on what your budget actually is and since you're new to guns - I'd suggest a small frame revolver in .38 special. I picked up a used S&W Airweight recently for $265:

Unknown 10-14-2009 01:15 PM

Dont they make .357 that can also fire .38?

NGIB 10-14-2009 01:20 PM

All .357s can fire .38s, but you indicated a low budget and a dedicated .38 is generally less expensive than a .357 snubbie. I have a 686+ 7 shot, 3 inch barrel .357 - but these are $600+ even used.

I will never personally recommend a Taurus or Rossi revolver so I was looking at something to recommend that wouldn't break the bank...

Unknown 10-14-2009 01:23 PM

thanks for the help, whats wrong with taurus or rossi?

Jess 10-14-2009 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Unknown (Post 173898)
thanks for the help, whats wrong with taurus or rossi?

I have no first hand knowledge of either of those brands, but the mixed reviews on them are enough to make me steer clear. When my budget is tight I look for names I trust on used guns. Not that its a surefire way either but seems to have worked so far.

Where do you want to carry? Do you want to shoot a ton at the range? What is your specific budget?

ETA-if a .22 is the only thing you have/can get/feel comfortable with I am all for defending one's self and loved ones by doing the best you can with what you have.

Unknown 10-14-2009 01:32 PM

I would carry everywhere allowed by law. Im not sure, What do range fees usually run? And it is around 4-500.00

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