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Old 10-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #21
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I have a mossberg 500, and i was just wondering that if i got a 1911 in .22 if the round would be enough to stop someone if say i was taking my garbage out.
For the price of a 1911 chambered in 22 LR you can pick up a variety of centerfire pistols. I paid $340 for my Ruger P95. You can get a Charter 38 that will be much easier to carry than the 1911 or a P95 for under $300. If you are that concerned you can get a nice single point sling for the Mossberg for $20. When I responded I thought a 22 LR was all you had.
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Has anyone said that it couldn't be lethal? No.
Better than begging for mercy? Yes.
Is it the best possible choice? No.
A .22 is much better than nothing, something bigger is better yet. I am a
long gun guy. I own one hand gun my wife owns one. Mine is .45ACP and
hers is a .357 Magnum.

Go bigger if you can, if not something is better than nothing.

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I've yet to meet someone who shook off 5 rounds of .22 and kept coming.

May not be lethal, but I'm sure it would stop the fight...
During the Spanish-American War, in the Phillipines, Mori (sp?) tribesman
would get high on some local halucinogenic drug. They could take 6 .38
caliber bullets and keep coming at you and kill you, yes they died afterward,
but they still could kill you first. This experience led the US Military to the
development of the M1911.

No matter what drugs they are on, 1-2 slugs from a .45 knock them down.
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You have likely shot thousands more bargain box, bulk rimfire rounds than sub par centerfire rounds. If you only count the high quality rimfire rounds you have shot the rate of malfunctions would be much lower.

Your statement is true centerfire rounds are more reliable. It's only the rate of malfunctions I question. Shooting mini-mags or stingers I can't recall the last time one of my 22LR failed to fire.
Would that apply to cycling as well? With .22 I have seen rounds fail to go off in the chamber and many rounds fail to cycle properly. However you are correct that I buy Federal 550 boxes for $20 so it's not high end ammo, since I don't use my .22 for self defense cheap is the top priority.
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My Mouse Gun is a 25 ACP.
50gr FMJ about 800fps.

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My Mouse Gun is a 25 ACP.
50gr JHP about 800fps.
Nice.

Not all .22s are fussy about which ammo to use and add that to the fact the rimfire guns are slightly less reliable as compared to center fire and its not my first choice. But I agree that it's better than a pointy stick. Heck a pointy stick is better than a pointy stick!
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22 rimfire for SD? yes and no. yes if it's all i had at the time and needed a gun to defend myself. no, as the first choice or a primary SD firearm.

i will say this, a 22 is still much better than a sharp stick!

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I keep this strapped to my leg.

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For the price of a 1911 chambered in 22 LR you can pick up a variety of centerfire pistols. I paid $340 for my Ruger P95. You can get a Charter 38 that will be much easier to carry than the 1911 or a P95 for under $300. If you are that concerned you can get a nice single point sling for the Mossberg for $20. When I responded I thought a 22 LR was all you had.
I have a P-95 but im having a ton of stove pipes and falures to feed!
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For the price of a 1911 chambered in 22 LR you can pick up a variety of centerfire pistols. I paid $340 for my Ruger P95. You can get a Charter 38 that will be much easier to carry than the 1911 or a P95 for under $300. If you are that concerned you can get a nice single point sling for the Mossberg for $20. When I responded I thought a 22 LR was all you had.
I have a P-95 but im having a ton of stove pipes and falures to feed!
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