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Posted: 5/21/2003 5:35:06 PM EDT
I was eyeing those Heritage Rough Rider revolvers that sell for just above $100, and they come with replaceable cylinders just like the Single Six. In a 3" barrel, they make for a handy little gun. So, would .22 winchester magnums be good for self defense?
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:39:17 PM EDT
A .22 in the tearduct beats a 9mm in the breastbone- Col Jeff Cooper
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:41:11 PM EDT
they are nice when shot into the chest they like to play pinball in there, but i think a .22lr would be better for that scenario
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:42:11 PM EDT
i think .22mag would be a decent stopper, just aim for the noggin. out of a rifle i think its around 2200fps, out of a 6" handgun its about 1600fps...that is from memory.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:43:43 PM EDT
A good knife is best for close quarters. It has been shown that a gun is almost useless in CQB compared to the knife. The perp, although he may die from a gunshot, will still keep coming. Stab him in the eye, gut, etc. You can't pull a trigger fast enough within 10-15 feet.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:57:11 PM EDT
most people do not have the skill or fortitude to attack and kill at close range with a knife. emptying a revolver into a chest from 6ft away is the better choice for 99% of people. i suppose 22wmr is better than nothing. but for a $100 you can get an old police trade .38 or something.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:57:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:04:54 PM EDT
Kinda true....I'll bet a psycho killer could pounce within the 6ft and redirect the gun away from himself, or step out of the way - before a round ever leaves the barrel....
Originally Posted By DvlDog: most people do not have the skill or fortitude to attack and kill at close range with a knife. emptying a revolver into a chest from 6ft away is the better choice for 99% of people. i suppose 22wmr is better than nothing. but for a $100 you can get an old police trade .38 or something.
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Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:09:52 PM EDT
Another problem with this idea is that while Bubba's bearing down on you like a supertanker, you're going to try to cock and fire a SINGLE ACTION revolver a couple of times. I vote for a cheapo .38 for roughly the same price; a Charles Daly .45 would be even better. Those .22 single actions are pretty good as a trail/camp gun for snakes and rabbits, and an AWESOME way to start a first-time shooter on pistols, but I wouldn't want to bet my life on one. Still, as others have said, it's better than talking harshly to him.
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:32:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 6:34:11 AM EDT by Zaphod]
I'll resurrect this thread for the simple reason that, living in South Florida, it's difficult to pack a decent weapon without either a) roasting to death, or b) walking around with a fag-bag. I have an acquaintance who normally carries a .38 revolver in his waistband, but when even that's too big, he carries a small .22 pistol that actually folds into its own grip. Fits into the smallest pocket. I recognize that a .38 is better than a .22 WMR, which in turn is better than a .22LR. However, what (good) options exist to carry concealed in a decent caliber in a region where trousers and a polo shirt are not only the norm, but so routine that NOT wearing them (especially at work) is a dead-ringer that something is amiss? Also, do rounds like Glasers or Mag-Safes really make that big of a difference? Is a Mag-Safe .22 really the equivalent of a .38 hollowpoint? HELP! Edeted bekaws eye kant spel....
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:46:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:32:15 AM EDT
Kel-Tec's P3AT .380ACP in a slightly larger package than the P32 will be perfect for an always gun. I have yet to find clothing or a situation where I can't conceal my P32. I will buy the first P3AT I see.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:32:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: Totally agree, but I'd rather take my Kel-Tec P32 over any .22, especially a single-action derringer.
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I have both the Kel Tec & the NAA .22mag. I carry the .22mag most days because I can dump it in my jeans pocket in a way that I can't the Kel Tec. Of course, I have a knife too. The NAA isn't fast to draw or fire, but it makes me feel good, haha.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:34:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By triburst1: Kel-Tec's P3AT .380ACP in a slightly larger package than the P32 will be perfect for an always gun. I have yet to find clothing or a situation where I can't conceal my P32. I will buy the first P3AT I see.
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I have read several places that the .32 is a better stopper than the .380, especially in such a small package.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:38:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 9:44:25 AM EDT by NickFury]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:39:27 AM EDT
"A handgun is 10 times better then the next best defensive weapon" ~Unintended Consequences A .22 WMR would kill, but probably wouldnt stop someone. You could get a couple of rounds into the perp before he drops.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:17:43 PM EDT
And people bitch at me for saying .380 is the floor for defense. sheesh
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:54:37 PM EDT
Years ago, Modern Gun did a comparison of .22wm to .22lr shot from handguns and discovered that there is little to no difference in the ballistics of the rounds if shooting out barrels <8". The only thing .22wm adds in short barrel handguns is more muzzle blast and recoil.
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