GUN How Small Is Too Small To Carry?

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  1. SmugZombie

    SmugZombie OT Supporter

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    I have been reading that most of your guns range from 9mm-.45 - But would a .22 be all that small to carry?

    I has a phoenix arms hp-22, and its nice and small.

    Could i use it as a carry? or would it be most suited as a backup?

    (this is not a parody thread)
     
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    SmugZombie OT Supporter

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    Honestly... when i get my CCW - i will be carrying a .45 compact or fullsize
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    It would be most suited as a paperweight. .38 special or higher for self defense, no junk guns like phoenix, jiminez, jennings
     
  4. Anything smaller than the .38 just doesn't have the terminal ballistics capability to reliably stop an attacker. That being said, people have filed to be stopped with much larger calibers too.
     
  5. Paul Revere

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    if all you feel comfortable carrying is a .22, then carry a .22


    while you can get some tiny ass guns, you do sacrifice terminal ballistics.
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    It might scare them away but don't expect to stop them with a .22
     
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    I carry a .32 :mamoru:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I had a friend that carried a Ruger Mark II before he got his 9mm carry piece. :rofl:
     
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    Anything is better than nothing, but with the availability of purpose designed carry guns in powerful calibers; why?
     
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    No .50AE no care
     
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    The number one characteristic for a defense weapon is reliability. I don't think many would say those names are reliable.
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    I'm pretty sure that's what he just said :hsugh:
     
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    well, if i could manage a 30 round mag im sure i could take some attacker down, or atleast give him enough pin pricks for himt o just give up :dunno:
     
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    I think the standard capacity for the FN five-seven is 20. They also make a 30 round magazine thats only about 1/3 bigger.
     
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    Just buy a subcompact or compact 9mm and be done with it. I dunno your body size/shape but I'm only 5'8'', 155lbs and can conceal a Glock 19 just fine. The right belt and holster can do wonders.

    Take a class designed for people who carry. You can check out other people's gear, and see what the instructors recommend. Sure a .22 is better than nothing but like phrozenlikwid said, why settle when there are some many other good options out there? $500 really isn't that much for a good gun that will probably outlast you.
     
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    .22 is useless for self-defense. You're not going to do anything but piss off who you're shooting at.
     
  17. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    A .22 could kill someone pretty easy it would just require alot better shot placement
     
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    get a .25 Raven
     
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    Since you have it already, carry it. But only until you can get something better.

    It's better than nothing.
     
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    Have any of you ever been shot with a .22? It might not kill you, but I'd bet it isn't going to feel very good. Especially considering that the projectile is small enough to bounce around under the skin, giving it the potential to do a bit of internal damage before it comes to a complete stop.

    ...Maybe that's just my sense of self-preservation kicking in, though.

    I love these "I'd never shoot anything smaller than a xxx caliber" statements....as if a real bad guy would see you draw your .22, look at it, and say "well, if it were a 9mm or larger, I might be scared, but since it looks like a pellet gun, I'm not scared, I'll still mug you."

    That being said, I switch around between a .380, 9mm, .38 Special, and .45ACP guns for carry.
     
  21. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Also some of the high velocity 22's have damn amazing penetration even at 300yds

    http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504301&fpart=1

    I mean your heart is what around 3-4" one shoot to your heart and your dead. Not to mention you could easily pop off 3-5shots of 22 with a decent gun rather quickly and still be on target
     
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    I don't want to be shot with a bb gun but it doesn't mean its a good defensive weapon. The simple fact of the matter is that handguns suck for producing wounds capable of forcing an attacker to stop and a .22 is pretty much king of the suck. What we're looking for is large wounds that force the attacker's body to shut down. If the ouchie effect was all I'd just practice pinching and ear flicking.
     
  23. Dumbstixlars

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    Even worse then .25 acp?
     
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    Flip a coin, neither is anywhere near appropriate.
     

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