Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by dogsoldier0513, May 26, 2012.
I've found nothing else that conceals as well for my body size/type and dress in summer.
My personal outlook is that it's better than nothing and I would like to point out two facts. Most of the time a crime is avoided just from a firearm being drawn or fired regardless if the bad guy is even hit. This brings me to my second fact, no one wants or likes getting shot no matter the caliber.
As to the question, would I purposely limit myself to .22LR for CCW? No, can't say I would. Some contemporary .380 ACP autos and .38 Special revolvers aren't that much bigger than .22s.
plan to have a disaster. If you find yourself in a life-threatening situation witn nothing but a .22, that's because you planned it that way.
Imagine you know you're going to be in a life-and-death confrontation today. What pistol would you choose in that case?
That's the gun and caliber you should carry all the time.
Eight .22 LR in your sinus cavitys, eye sockets, and throat would most likely slow you down enough I can out-hobble you and get away.
It never had a failure, ever, with CCI ammunition.
Ballistic gelatin tests with the P-22 shows 12" of penetration, which is enough to reach vital organs even with a poor shot angle.
I was a pretty decent shot with it as well.
So why not carry it? Because internet commandos tell me not to? NEGATIVE.
.22LR isnt the greatest but it sure beats being unarmed.
I have had to, as have some others, go to .22 long rifle for defensive needs.
No recoil, as per Doctors due to injury/surgery.
Also, in my case, and others I know too well of, in NPE, [non permissive to (weapon) environments] a small .22 such as the NAA fits a niche. Add, I have been known to have worn a NAA in a crotch holster in the event a "Onion Field incident" come down. It was not uncommon for me to have a NAA worn about the neck as mine had the lanyard ring.
Good book The Onion Field and I was in high risk work if you will. Me/Mine did everything we could, still in the line our work there was always that chance, and being fearful , the worst could happen.
I have been chided before and expect to always be, still I will state my opinion having "been there and done that" if you will.
Everyone should have a .22 long rifle handgun they can conceal carry, one they can get quick, effective hits with.
One never knows when they too will have No Recoil orders from a Doctor or Surgeon due to injury or surgery.
Oh, and have a cattle cane fitted to you, just a simple good piece of wood from the Farm Store, Ranch Store, or Feed-n-Seed store.
That's the gun and caliber you should carry all the time."
Heck, I'd stay home. A big part of successful self defense is avoiding conflict in the first place. ;-)
Very well put. Cuts to the chase.
Very ... they are pretty much stone simple. And with the between round safety notch you don't have to worry about carry with the hammer on a live round.
Very. Like a quality watch. I CC mine sometimes. I have the holstergrip version.
That's indeed good food for thought, but I'm most familiar with an 870. That would be my first choice for a 'confrontation', and is my home defense gun.
IMHO a CCW must be a trade-off between firepower and daily portability. You never really know when you might need it, a .22 in your pocket is better than a 1911 back home in the safe because you didn't want to lug it around that day.
I used to CC a NAA Mini in 22LR, but I came to my senses. These days I carry a P32 and only carry the NAA when I absolutely can't carry anything else (i.e. in a pair of running shorts). Due to a recent situation, I'm seriously considering up-sizing to a PF9 or P11 and carry a NAA in 22 Mag as a BUG.
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