Originally Posted by 44fred
I don't think anybody is arguing the fact that 22's can kill.
When it comes to a "defensive" round you want to end the threat NOW, not on the 25th shot, but the first.
We are talking about using a 22 as a defense round, not trying to ask if it can kill. If you are defending using a 22lr for defense over larger calibers, I guess we just cant get through to you. Go ahead and use it. Just be sure and tell that bad guy who is trying to kill you with his 45ACP to stand still so you can pump several rounds into him and wait for the results.
Agreed. This whole thread has become absurd. When you or your loved ones are in a life threatening situation your goal is not to eventually kill the bad guy. You goal is to immediately stop the bad guy from attacking.
The odds of stopping a bad guy with a .22 BEFORE he can start returning fire and essentially zero. I don't care how many little squirrel targets you can hit at 50 yards. You're not going to make a single shot kill in an SD/HD situation.