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Who'da Thunk? .22's are deadly

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Guilty, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Be wary of old dudes with 1 gun he can probley use it.
     
  4. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    It goes to show, those who debate 9mm vs. .40 vs. 45 and circle jerk for pages and pages on the forums. At the end of the day practice practice practice and shot placement are more important.
     
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  5. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I've always been a huge proponant that any projectile fired fast enough is deadly. Distance and shot placement can be deadly with any caliber bullet.
     
  6. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Jmho~

    The above quote is 100% true.

    People get so emotional about what caliber is best, when they should be practicing more.

    There are only 2 ways to instantly stop a threat/badguy(s). Hit's to the brain or upper spine.

    Any other shot placement is just putting holes in the badguy and waiting for blood loss to stop them.

    A centerfire rifle or shotgun(00/000 or slugs) is a much better at stopping a threat, than a handgun.
     
  7. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    Ask Robert Kennedy, Thomas Delahanty, and Jim Brady about the effectiveness of a .22LR.

    For myself, I prefer tactical nuclear weapons. They can be hard to conceal, but they have pretty decent knock-down power. When they hit the brain or upper spine, I mean. For concealed carry, I like the .50 BMG pocket pistol. But I always carry an M2-2 flamethrower in an ankle holster as my BUG in case the bad guy is too high or too motivated to be stopped by the .50 BMG.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  10. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Git sum, Earl.
     
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  11. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    How does the opposite play ? A nicely placed pellet from an air rifle should stop the threat just as good as the .45 ?

    See, now you're getting somewhere....
     
  12. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    Good On You Earl. These Young Punks today need to realize that not everyone is a willing Victim.....
     
  13. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    and that is what a 22 is for - eliminating invasive species from one's residence. I'm guessing that less people will be inclined to break in to old Earl's place from now on.
    On second thought they swiped the body from the scene just like the Vietcong - wonder if they meant to hit Earl's neighbor who served in Vietnam.... Either way that's one less waste of tax dollars to house more of the proven felony stupid!
     
  14. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Uh, guys.. it's wasn't a .22lr.... it was a 22mm.
     
  15. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Clint Eastwood got nothing on him.
     
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    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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  17. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    My favorite part of the story:

    Jones didn't like how deputies treated him.

    "They stood down there with their guns on me, yelling, 'Get your hands up! Get your hands up!' " he said. "I told them, 'I'm not putting my damn hands up.' "
     
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    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I seem to recall seeing a news article some months ago about a gal working at a hotel that killed a robber with three shots from her .22 pistol.

    I don't care how small that bullet is, I would not ever want to get shot with a .22.
     
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    shooter58 Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    So if I knew a bad guy / intruder was packing a .22 lr would I be less afraid or act differently in my defensive practice? I personally would be as fearful and carful in how I handled the situation as if he were carrying a .44mag. Maybe more so as the .22 would be much easier for the intruder to control. Different perspective if you reverse the situation and imagine being assaulted with a .22lr.
     
  20. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Well done Earl!