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Old 09-25-2011, 02:15 AM   #31
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I forgot I recommend Glock particularly G19, G23, G26, and G 27

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #32
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Im just offering the facts I put on my post. I would strongly advise everyone who would be carrying do their own research. I see lots of people get their ccw, go out and buy a hand cannon, show it to everybody they know, carry it a week, and decide its too darn heavy to carry. Now they are not armed...ever...the gun sits in their night stand for a while, then it goes in the safe or wherever and next it goes up for sale. Not everyone is comfortable with a large caliber handgun. A .22 is lots better than pointing your finger. Would you want to be shot with a .22? I think not. Me either. No, it is not a good choice for protecting yourself when accosted by a group, but there again, I dont think anyone in that group would want to be shot with a .22 for your wallet and a few bucks. Just my opinion. I know this subject has been beat to death. Did you read the article I had the link to? It is a good read. Just my opinion. thanks.

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A 380 is hardly a hand cannon. You have valid point in the fact a 22 is better than a fist, but if your going to carry a 22, why not a 25, 32, or 380. All will conceal the same. By carrying you prepare for the worst, unlikely situations. Why go half way? Don't carry the worst possible caliber. that could cost you or your loved ones your love. Setting yourself up for failure. But we all opinions. We can happily agree to disagree.

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A 380 is hardly a hand cannon. You have valid point in the fact a 22 is better than a fist, but if your going to carry a 22, why not a 25, 32, or 380. All will conceal the same. By carrying you prepare for the worst, unlikely situations. Why go half way? Don't carry the worst possible caliber. that could cost you or your loved ones your love. Setting yourself up for failure. But we all opinions. We can happily agree to disagree.
I agree and disagree, i agree that their are better calibers out there to choose from...BUT...i "guarantee" you that i could triple tap an armed BG with a .22 and stop him in his tracks just like i could my 1911.would i carry a .22 pistol? No, because i have my 1911.. But would i be confident in carrying a .22 if thats all i had?? You damn straight
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:32 AM   #36
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Im not really sure why you think that study wants people to carry 22s. In my opinion the most important section is whether or not your threat is incapacitated. I mean we dont carry to kill but to stop a threat. The small rounds 22,25 and 32 had significantly higher percentages of NOT incapacitating the person shot. So basiclly accordin to the study 1 out of 3 shot with 22 will continue to attack you but if you carry rounds like 357, 40, or 45 only about 1 of 10 will continue to attack. Not trying to be argumentative i just read the same study you mentioned and this was my take on it

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Your right. If all i had was a 22 thats what i would have to use. But i would not be content with a caliber not suited for sd. You should try to purchase a competent weapon as soon as possible to defend yourself properly. And certainly don't recommend a 22 to anyone as a sd caliber. Thats just not good common sense.

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If a .22 was the only pistol i had to carry to protect myself then i would use it without question. Its better than throwing my keys at the BG. But if i was out looking for a ccw pistol a .380 is the smallest i would go. A 9mm would make me feel better and then a .45 would put me at ease even more. But to go out and get a .22 pistol for the sole purpose of home defense or ccw would be foolish. And if you are a beginner then i would not even mention the word semi-auto, they need a revolver in a .38 at the minimum. Then again this is just another opinion. Good luck and God Bless whatever you do. Ed

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A hollow point 22 anywhere in the body would jack anybody up. A grain of sand to the head at 1200 ft. per second would jack up anybody. Much less something much larger that's going to mushroom out and spatter once lodged. I carry a 22 from time to time with hollow points and I wouldn't be a bit worried about the stopping power.

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And a hollow point 9mm or 45acp anywhere to the body would jack them up even more.

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