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Old 03-18-2011, 02:09 AM   #21
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Hmmm... Snubnose... Must've been a .38 if it was a revolver... Just sayin'... Trying to keep our termination accurate as possible so browsing folks don't get TOO confused...
Hahaha, total brain fart. Yeah, I meant .38 and I read .38....I don't know how that zero got on there. Can you tell I'm a little tired?
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #22
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Who in the hell would want to be shot with any bullet? If you are a bad guy, and you get shot, you are probably at least going to a hospital, which would probably then cause arrest and incarceration. If all you have with you is small calibre, go ahead, ruin their day!

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Hope I never have to shoot anyone or get shot my self, If you do have to pull the trigger small or big caliber MAKE IT COUNT!

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:12 AM   #24
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In defense of small caliber handguns. I do shoot quite a bit, and have come to the time in my life when I can no longer pull the slide back on my 9mm Keltec or the .380. Arthritis has taken its toll so now I am forced to use my Phoenix Hp22a. Being on a fixed income it is what I have. Commonly known as a Saturday Night special..I have to argue that. It goes bang everytime, and I can operate it. There are times when it is even difficult to even button my jeans! I dont know about you folks, but I wouldnt want to be shot with a .22 cal hollow point. I have 11 rounds to work with and always carry a spare 10 round mag for a total of 21. Now if the shooting is not over by that time, I guess I should not be carrying any firearm. Maybe just a roll of toilet paper to clean up my mess!

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Study done on different calibers showed the 22 to be surprisingly deadly. I can't seem to find the link. I know I was surprised by the study conclusions.

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Study done on different calibers showed the 22 to be surprisingly deadly. I can't seem to find the link. I know I was surprised by the study conclusions.
http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/printable/node/7866
This is a good one to read
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Asking the opinions of people who have only actually used a small caliber in defense is pointless. 99% of the time, a shot isn't even fired and the presence of a gun does the trick. Another .95% of the time, the attacker flees or otherwise submits. So, even if they've used a .22 several times, chances are they will have experienced four successful defensive uses with that firearm.

Sample size is key. Someone who has been in one case with a .25ACP and was able to fend off or even kill their attacker will have sufficient personal evidence to say "a .25ACP is 100% effective at stopping threats." Obviously, that is not the case. Omitting the input of those who have researched thousands of cases is foolish.

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The thing bout shooting someone w any kind of gun big or small is to shoot for somewhere to hurt them. Center of mass has been taught by cops and soldiers for hundreds of years so id say that goes to show it works. I personally carry a colt 1911 loaded with federal 180 grain fusion hp and even with that if I have 2 shoot you im going to shoot you at least twice. Some one gets shot with three or four 22 hps n the chest is done.

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The thing bout shooting someone w any kind of gun big or small is to shoot for somewhere to hurt them. Center of mass has been taught by cops and soldiers for hundreds of years so id say that goes to show it works. I personally carry a colt 1911 loaded with federal 180 grain fusion hp and even with that if I have 2 shoot you im going to shoot you at least twice. Some one gets shot with three or four 22 hps n the chest is done.
I am with you here. A .22 or a .25, .380, 9x18 etc. might save your life. But where I come from mights (mites) are bugs that thrive on birds butts. With all of the choices of proven defensive calibers why carry a .380? Because it is light-weight? Because it is easy to conceal? I just don't get it.

There is a reason that police and the military use the larger calibers. There are a lot of cops here, ask why they don't carry a .380 for a service gun.

I like the .45, because they don't make a .46.
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Stopping power is a perennial question when
it comes to small calibres. However, I remember
when growing up in New York City where many
funerals I attended were friends shot to death
with .22's and .38's. There were no questions then.
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