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Old 06-17-2010, 04:14 AM   #21
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I witnesed a shooting accident in one of our local shooting ranges, an extremely dirty High Standar Victor stop cycling ammo and the owner put it into a the pastic case aside and went to the grill for a steak, and start complaining about his gun (all of us thinking in his lazyness) but some one ofered him his gun so the lazy one can shoot some extra rounds, he sid yes and went to his gun case for a box of ammo and in the moment he opens the case the Victor shoots, there was a round in the chamber. The bullet striked a fellow in an area near the lungs and liver, the lazy one is as a matter of fact a surgeon and drive the hurted to the hospital, but he died 4 weeks after the accident.
Yes a .22 can kill but if you need to defend yourself you need to incapacitate the attacker imediatly, not kill him 4 weeks latter not even 5 minutes, besides if you empty a .22 magazine to an atacker you may have law problems they are gona say you used excesive force to stop the aggression. So USE ENOUGH GUN
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A .22 LR handgun equipped with a suppressor, with well placed rounds at close range, 1-8 yards in a surprise/execution style shooting, yes, it would be very effective.

IMHO, a 22 LR pocket pistol carried for self defense and used as a main carry gun...not a good choice. I would definitely carry a damn good knife for backup, so you could finish the job.

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Just wondering, would a .22 LR round [if it was an expanding hollow point boat tail round], be useful if it was used in a pocket pistol, at very close range? Could a .22 LR pocket pistol reliably take assailants down at a range of a few yards [i.e- no more than 10 yards, sometimes closer]?
Sure, just aim for the daddy buttons.

Hell, any type of force to that area can incapacitate. A stiff flick would even do the job.
(The only exception is that specific martial art where you can suck your balls in to your body cavity and get kicked there.)

Now, could you hit a dude in the nads with a little .22lr pocket pistol on the first or even second shot? This I would pay large sums of money to see, and then probably **** myself laughing.

Seriously, don't take anything in my post as true intellectual thought. Just childish amusement when mentioning inflicting genital pain. Seriously.
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If you run toward your target, your speed can add at least 20 foot-pounds of energy of the round, then you are in range to use it as a hammer!
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Imagine someone getting shot with a deer rifle.Even though the hole is small,the massive energy of 2,500 ft lbs is going to cause hydrostatic shock to everything in the body in a basketball-sized area-so even a gut shot can shut down the heart.In a large caliber handgun like a .45ACP,the hydrostatic shock might be more like the size of a softball,so any chest hit may cause incapacitation.In a .22,you have virtually no hydrostatic shock,so you would have to make a direct heart hit or head hit or something like that to make an instant stop.
Actually, we don't start seeing white out of internal organs (from true hydrostatic shock) on autopsy X rays until we get up around 1,800+ FPS impact velocity. You will never see it from a mere (normal) pistol even with a .45 acp. This is the condition that successful hunters know as chunky tomato soup. T'would have just been a weird white patch in the chest on Bambi's X-ray if you had bothered to X-ray him before cleaning him.
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If you are gonna use a .22lr pistol for self defense...

Use a Calico...at least with 100-rounds per mag, you will kill every mofo in the room.
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If you are gonna use a .22lr pistol for self defense...
Use a Calico...at least with 100-rounds per mag, you will kill every mofo in the room.
That thing looks like an accident waiting to happen... and how the hell would you even conceal that?!

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Calico's been around since 1982...solid weapons.

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Just wondering, would a .22 LR round [if it was an expanding hollow point boat tail round], be useful if it was used in a pocket pistol, at very close range? Could a .22 LR pocket pistol reliably take assailants down at a range of a few yards [i.e- no more than 10 yards, sometimes closer]?
Yes, if.... [Insert your favorite qualifying clause here]
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