Thread: .22 for defense
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Old 02-03-2013, 8:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 1lostinspace View Post
Yes a 22 LR can easily kill a person but lacks the power to stop the threat unless a head shot occurs. What I am trying to say is the bad guy can return fire unless you hit a sweet part.
This is true of ALL handgun calibers. The round which ended the 1986 Miami shootout was a .38 special fired out of a snub nose into the bad guys spinal cord. That same guy took multiple 9mm and 12 gauge hits without result.

The Hollywood image of the bad guy dropping dead after three shots is a myth. In real life bad guys won't even notice they've been hit-unless you put the lead into their CNS. A .22LR in the spinal column will stop even a committed PCP addict.
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