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If you had to choose between these 3

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by firestar, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. firestar

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    For self defense. Lets say home invasion and you had to pick between a Ruger MKII (or other .22 pistol) with ten shot clip, a large caliber 2 shot Derrenger (sp) and a black powder cap and ball revolver in .44, which would you choose for home defense?

    I would take the .22 pistol because it would be easy to shoot rapidly, accurate, low noise and muzzel flash and holds 10 shots. The derrenger would be last on my list.
     
  2. RCL

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    What you have is a choice between a 10 shot gun, a 2 shot gun, and a 1 shot gun. You won't be able to see to get an aimed second shot off after shooting that charcoal burner.
    Take the .22 with a mag full of high velocity solids.:rolleyes:
     
  3. dinosaur

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    The .22 but shoot the flamethrower first to scare the beejesus out of them.:evil: :D
     
  4. enfwago

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    I would choose the 10 shot .22 over the others...
    I like the idea of 10 shots over 1 or 2.
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    Quantity wins out in this case. I'd go w/ the 10+1 semi auto 22lr.
     
  6. Mike Irwin

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    RCL, a .44 cap and ball revolver is a 5 or 6 shooter (depending on how many chambers you have loaded/capped).

    I'd be very tempted by that.
     
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    Around the house, given the choices, I think I'd be more comfortable with the .22. But, on Main Street at high noon, give me that .44!
     
  8. blades67

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    I'd use the .44 first, then take the .22 out of my belt if it was still needed.
     
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    I'll take the .22 pistol.
     
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    A .22 semi-auto, of course. :cool:
     
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    .22 would be my choice!
     
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    The of the three to end a fight is

    the 44.

    The one shot will knock the stuffings out of them, and the flash will set them on fire!

    Seriously, the 44 is the best chance to stop further unpleasantness.
     
  14. RCL

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    Reply to Mikw Erwin....

    Mike, I realize the cap and ball gun is a 5 or 6 shooter. What I was refering to was the target being obscured by smoke from the blackpowder in the enclosed space (he said home invasion).:)
     
  15. Neal Bloom

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    Make sure the .22 is a MarkII or other quality .22 that you know will work and not some cheap .22 that is going to jam. If it is a jam-o-matic that the 'charcoal burner' would be my choice.
     
  16. CWL

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    .44 for me. A solid hit with this and one should be enough on someone. Big flash and boom would be useful to disorient BGs.

    I'd use the smoke cloud to my advantage and be moving anyways..
     
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    I'll use the .22 to get to my shotgun
     
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    If it's a 5-shooter, I'd take the .44 ;)

    The 22lr IWB

    And the derringer in my front pocket. :D
     
  19. Standing Wolf

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    I'd recommend a twelve-bore shotgun.
     
  20. Kframe

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    If it came down to it, I'd rather defend my home with an unloaded 12ga. pump than any .22 Long Rifle firearm.

    No sound in the world says "GO AWAY" like the chack-chack of a pump gun being cycled.
    Odds are you'd never need the ammo.
    (Of course, I do have ammo, for the particularily obstinate critters.
    :)
    -Kframe
     
  21. ms1200

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    i'd take the cap'n ball .44.

    they worked great in their day and would be just as effective today.
     
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    If the black powder revolver was a quality gun like a Ruger Old Army I would use it. If not I would grab the Ruger MK2.
     
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    Without a doubt that .22
     
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    Cap and ball revolver all the way. Only the very determine home invade would stick around after a volley of that sort, even if your didn't hit them. and If they were to stick around I have a smoke screen to escape through.

    Seriously though in 12 years I've never seen a smoke thrower used in a crime so the accompanying flash and noise will probably scare the complete blue hell out of anyone not familiar with said firearms.
     
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    I would take a tuned up .44 percussion revolver.
     
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