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    Sorry for the criticism, but

    why the heck would you guys carry a .22 pea shooter when you could carry something like a kel-tec p32. I could see a sub atomic caliber pistol getting you into trouble unless you were holding off a bare handed attacker. I can conceal the p32 in my bare boxers if i needed. Just seems fruitless.

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Jim101 View Post
    Walking the dog, NAA .22 Mini-Mag, throw it in your pocket and go..........

    Jim
    No disrespect, but what do you think you'll be able to do with it?

    How fast can you get it out of your pocket and fire a round on target?

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    My daughter and I were shooting my Marlin .22 rifle the other day. She was having a blast just pulling the trigger and blasting away rapid fire and I got to thinking that if there were a .22 handgun that could hold and reliably feed 20+ rounds it might make a potential self-defense weapon, particularly for the extremely recoil adverse. I was imagining myself on the receiving end of my daughter's onslaught, and I know 20 rounds of rapid fire .22 would certainly cause me to reorder my to-do list. And isn't that ultimately what defensive carry is all about, making the bad guy stop doing what he is doing?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by daddyo View Post
    My daughter and I were shooting my Marlin .22 rifle the other day. She was having a blast just pulling the trigger and blasting away rapid fire
    Was she hitting anything on purpose ? If she were able to put all 15 or so rounds on a paper plate set at 7 yds in, say, 3 seconds, that'd be more meaningful regarding self defense.

    I got to thinking that if there were a .22 handgun that could hold and reliably feed 20+ rounds it might make a potential self-defense weapon, particularly for the extremely recoil adverse.
    Anything that someone can hit with is a "potential self defense weapon" but the larger you go, the better chance you have. If you cannot go larger, then the more precise you need to be. Quick shots on target are key, no matter what the caliber.

    I was imagining myself on the receiving end of my daughter's onslaught, and I know 20 rounds of rapid fire .22 would certainly cause me to reorder my to-do list. And isn't that ultimately what defensive carry is all about, making the bad guy stop doing what he is doing?
    But you're not some big burly, drugged up attacker bent on causing harm. As I just said, the smaller you go, the more precise you need to be. If a .22 is chosen for whatever reason, then face/throat shots would work much better than spraying a volley all over the place.

    Killing is not the same as stopping. If one were able to put 20 rounds into a 350 lb guy named Bubba who's strung out on drugs, he well may die as a result...........but when? Before or after he rapes/kills the girl?

    My general rule concerning a self defense gun: Go with the largest caliber you can control.

    (I may start a thread about what "control" means.....)

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    .22 is the cause of more deaths than any other caliber in the world...
    Gun control: Forcing a 95lb woman to fist fight a 300lb rapist

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    I'm just saying I would want a heckuva lot more than 8 or 10 shots in a defensive .22 .

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Ryan H View Post
    .22 is the cause of more deaths than any other caliber in the world...
    Maybe..........but so what ?

    I don't care if I KILL the guy, but I DO care if I STOP the guy from doing the thing that I'm shooting him for in the first place.

    It's all about STOPPING the badguy. If I use a .22 and he dies 10 minutes after he's killed me, it might be added to the statistical chart, but I'm still dead !

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    I carry the Beretta Tomcat in the picture below sometimes. It is a .32. I bought it the day I was taking my concealed carry class, didn't know much other than I liked Beretta at the time. I do REALLY like this little gun. I grew up shooting a small .22 Beretta pretty much just like it. It was my fathers.

    I only carry it if there is some reason I cannot carry my Glock 26 or 23 in my IWB. Or I'll throw it in my pocket or ankle as a backup weapon. I don't carry it as backup as much since I've been in Florida and been pretty much shorts and flip flops!



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  10. I briefly carried my Walther P 22 when my Kahr PM 9 had to back for repair. It just happened to fit the El Cheapo Kahr holster I had for the Kahr.

    Now the Kahr runs like a well oiled sewing machine and I have a custom made UBG IWB for it, so no more .22 carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
    One of these small gun mfg. came out with a 380/32 which sounds like a hot round.
    I didn't see where anyone answered your question so I will. It's called the 32 NAA and is made for NNA pistols.

    http://www.handgunsmag.com/ammunition/32_0924/

    It's only loaded by Cor-bon and costs about a buck a round. I'm sure that a 380 ACP would be a better choice.
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