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4 years 35 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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.22 For Self Defense

I KNOW...I KNOW! The .22 is not a great best choice, but I was wondering if someone made a decent round for defense purposes?

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 7:45 PM

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Hell I would carry a HRR as a close range .22/.22 Magnum for self defense.

4 years 35 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

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.22 for self defense

While I would hate to rely on it.... They ( CCI) make a fragmented hollow-point for it. Still gonna come down to shot placement.

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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CCI Fragmented hollow points.....Have you shot them, are they primed good?

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 7:59 PM

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If a .22 is what you have, that's what you use. My daughter uses a Beretta Model 70 .22 LR, loaded with Federal High Power hollow points. Groups really well, & she has a brick of them. She's a good shot, so she trusts it. Personally, I use a .45 ACP, or a .44 Special, or a .38 Special, or a .380 ACP. It depends on the weather & how I'm dressed. Those are what I carry. At home I have both a .45 ACP & a 12 gauge real handy.

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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22.lr ....eh

.22 magnum....hell yes!!!!!

...check... G-AZ
4 years 35 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

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a .22 is good if the Zombies come. Put behind your ear angle up slightly and pull the trigger. Only Defense I know for it.

4 years 35 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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sure a .22 is underpowered but if a crazy man charges me with an axe and i shot him with a .22 in the face he will go down, shot placement my friend.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 35 weeks ago, 10:40 PM

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If you shoot somebody

with a .22 and they find out about it,they are gonna be pissed off!

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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.22's and other stuff

I bought a freedom arms mini 22 when they first came out. The grips fell off back in 88, and ive found electric tape works pretty well, i change the rounds out every decade or after its passed thru the washer casue i've forgoten it in a pocket. I filled the rear sight down back in 93 after it got so full of pocket gunk i couldnt clean it. now resulting in a weight less than my shriveled up huevoes(in the usta have a set stage of life). I can reload it in about 5 min. provided not in stress fire mode then takes about 7 min. Found that if you brace yourself real well and squint like heck you can get it to group under 2ft. from 6ft out. Not sure how many handguns we own, wife and i hid them round the home years ago, forgot most and now when they show up its a cool surprise. So guessing sadly it would be the little guy that would cause my obituary. All the above is actually 100% true, except i did overstate the accuracy a bit.

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 1:23 AM

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If i am gonna shoot

someone with a .22 I GUARANTEE its gonna be a head shot. simple as that!

4 years 35 weeks ago, 2:22 AM

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I agree that a head shot is best with a .22 (or any other caliber). Trouble is, shit happens in a heartbeat. You don't have time to think, you have to act. Practice, practice, practice. Make sure that your muscle memory is fully trained. Keep your head. The more realistic your practice, the better you'll perform when the shit hits the fan. A good shooting school is best, but if you can't do that, for whatever reason, go somewhere outdoors with a friend or two, & devise a system of training for yourselves.

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 2:39 PM

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devising a system of training sounds fun. I am gonna suggest this idea to some of my friends and see what they say. Maybe practice close range sniping with .22 rifles and practice some hand to hand combat as well. Thanks man.

4 years 35 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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Much more interesting that way as you say it can't kill you.
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.

4 years 35 weeks ago, 4:02 AM

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Years ago I carry Beretta .22LR for self defence, but, no for good stopping power, but because it was impossible to have a buy normal gun, 9 mm or .357 for us in Croatia (former Yugoslavia) if you dont be a politicaly desirable.
But, I was load my Beretta with CCI STINGER, the best ammo that I found at the time (1982-1990).

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4 years 30 weeks ago, 10:18 AM

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And there are very few rounds out there that will do anything but lump up and stop. Sure, there are rounds designed to fragment (remember the old Triton stuff), but just like centerfire rounds, they have to impact at a certain velocity to do that reliably and since it's normally made for hunting out of a rifle, a CC pistol isn't going to generate that kind of velocity. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people have fallen to the .22 rimfire, but I'd bet my paycheck the vast majority were killed with one behind the ear, as a .22 was a favored mafia hit weapon for so long.

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4 years 30 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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Shakleford

You might want to consider what round is going to cycle the best in your specific firearm if you are using a semi-auto pistol instead of looking at ballistics of rounds. .22s are known for misfires and jams in pistols. I own 4 .22 rifles and 7 .22 pistols and some fire cheap federal bulk better than premium CCI. You are better to have several well place shots than one shot when your life is on the line.

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