GUN Looking for a pocket .22

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Looking for something possibly in the size of and LCP, .22 and at least somewhat accurate. It would be used to keep in a pocket or handy for snakes, cats, whatever.

    Any ideas?
     
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    I've read some good reviews of the Pheonix HP-22, or you could go with something from Beretta. Smith and Wesson used to make one called the Sportsman, or something like that, but I don't think its in production any more. If you're not set on a semi-auto, maybe look at NAA Minis in .22LR and .22 Magnum. Several buddies have spoken highly of them.

    I have and would recommend an S&W 317-3, but its not quite as small as an LCP-3AT.
     
  4. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I'm just saying...dogs, cats, racoons, possums, squirrels, or similar sized targets that may need to be shot.
     
  5. WooleyBooger

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    Are the NAA minis accurate enough to kill a snake at say 5-10 feet?
     
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    My dad has a Beretta Bobcat. It's cool I guess
     
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    Yes, I do believe so, within that short distance, with the main parts of accuracy in a handgun being your grip (which, in this case, is relatively tiny) and trigger squeeze (again, not exactly optimal), but would avoid using snake shot in a .22 if possible. Haven't had much success with that, so just went back to regular solids and HPs for varmints around the hen house.

    To tell you the truth, I've heard of NAAs being used more as backup / "get off me" guns than for 4-legged critters, but wouldn't turn one down in a pinch, either way.
     
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    attomica Active Member

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    Why the fuck are you going to be shooting dogs and cats? And with a little .22? Pretty fucking weak.
     
  9. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Because I don't live in an apartment, I live in the country where shit like that is sometimes considered a nuisance. And also...it doesn't matter, it described a function this gun would be used for.
     
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    UnaBomber Closed-minded pig-headed racist xenophobe OT Supporter

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    i have an old beretta jaguar 22. looks just like this. no clue about new ones though

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  11. TriangleMan

    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    I have a Phoenix HP-22. Trust me, it's not great :o heavy as shit too

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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Walther P22?
     
  13. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I've had one, and I'm looking for something a little smaller.
     
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    Reverend OT Supporter

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    Does it have to be a .22?

    I'd go for something like a Colt 1908 .25. I don't know if a modern equivalent is even produced. Its not something I've ever looked into.

    in for answers.
     
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    What about one of the micro buckmarks?
     
  16. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Many are the times I've needed a gun to protect myself from an angry cat. :noes:
     
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    As a fellow ruralite, I would just like to point out that most people who live in the country prefer to share it with animals and don't go around killing every squirrel we see. If you're so scared of a snake or squirrel that you have to kill it, maybe you should head back to the city.

    But there are a few evil ones out there. Destroy them before they destroy you.

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    Back to the original question, have you looked at Derringers? I think they would suit your "needs" perfectly.
     
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    You think you can hit a snake or a cat with a pocket sized .22 pistol?
     
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    bpa00 New Member

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    If you are worried about dangerous CATS... then you are going to need something a lot bigger than a 22lr... unless you are a big sissy and worried about regular kitty cats.
     
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    Shit people...can you not just answer the question without some lame assed killer kitty jokes?

    The main use will be for snakes and plinking as the urge arises. Other than that, if i need to kill a possum that is fucking with my dogs at 3 am, or a cat that needs to take a hike.

    I like the idea of a small revolver for shooting shorts/rat shot. It would make hitting a snake easier.
     
  21. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    [y]_4i9_kkg30o[/y]

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  22. WooleyBooger

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    Ok, nevermind...since you guys obviously have no idea how to recommend a .22lr pistol that fits the listed requirements.

    I'm not hunting with the pistol, and I'm not using it for self defense. I have had dogs bitten by snakes, and attacked by possums and have had them die because of it...not always, but it happens. If I'm walking around the yard and happen across a copperhead, I'm not going to redirect it with a stick, I'm going to kill it. Same with with wild animals such as possums and raccoons I see during the day...since that often is a sign of a rabid animal (night creature out during the day).

    I know a .22 will do what I want, I'm looking for a smaller more convenient weapon to keep handy than a rifle or large pistol.

    On a side note, go ahead and spray those dogs with your O.C. but don't be surprised if you soon find a dog that not only isn't affected by it, but is extremely pissed off by it. I won't spray dogs at work for that simple reason.

    Thanks to those who did try to help.
     
  23. WooleyBooger

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    I'm not into poisonous snakes enough to play with it and a stick. A hoe maybe, but that's not very practical to keep on hand either. I prefer to hit it with one round of .22 rat shot and put it out, it works, I've done it many times.

    Nope not shitty...the standard 10% stuff they issue us. Usually stops the normal combative jackass, but pisses off the mean ass ghetto pit.

    And your last part is actually pertaining to the original question.
     
  24. fuckyou/payme

    fuckyou/payme Harley|OTSS|Gun|Philly|KC |Yuengling|SCUBA| crew OT Supporter

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    The Phoenix .22 is a great pocket gun.
     
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    phoenixTX New Member

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    I have an FIE Titan II .22. Supposedly made by Beretta in Italy and imported by FIE in Miami in the 80's

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    It's not 100% reliable (like any .22 is), but I will carry it in my pocket when going for a walk with my dog, mainly for the same reasons you describe.... as a pest gun. I wouldn't trust my life on it for a self defense weapon, but it's a gun that I have on hand and suits the purpose rather than having to go buy a pocket gun for the occasional snake or rodent.
     

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