One shot stop with a .22LR

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  1. TheDreadnought

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    That was a good find and shows why the general public thinks all gun-owners are complete buffoons. But reading it reminded me of the following:

    I'm sure that will give James Brady's wife and family comfort knowing the (single) .22 Long Rifle bullet that scrambled his brain and left him paralyzed will feel better knowing the bullet was so ineffective. Oh wait, the Secret Service agent who can be seen visibly reacting to the (single) hit by the .22LR and went down, plus the DC police officer hit in the neck (single shot) who also went down, oh, and President Reagan who caught ONE under the armpit and would have died had he not been moments from a trauma level hospital....I'll make sure I remember that those puny .22LR bullets didn't REALLY hurt or cause life-long injury.

    While it's fun to disparage small calibers, the point is, the Ellifritz study shows the lowly .22LR to be MORE effective at producing "one-shot stops" than the 9mm! Of course Ellifriz goes on to explain that the .22LR also has a higher probability of ineffectiveness, but the bottom line is, if YOU put that .22LR bullet where it counts, you're "odds" of dropping someone with ONE are actually better!

    Considering Hinckley dropped four, full-growed men in their tracks with ONE BULLET EACH I'd say the .22LR is a mighty DANGEROUS round! Who knows, if Hinckley had had a NINE-shot revolver he might have capped everybody including the SS detail down and gotten away!
     
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    A single round from a .22lr not only ended one Australian student's life but dramatically altered those of four bored Oklahoma teenagers as well. Every firearm is potentially lethal.
     
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    A .22LR and a ND nearly killed my buddy. Getting shot ain't good.
     
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    rock_castle Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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    Ask RFK if the 22LR is deadly. Oh wait
    ...you can't because he was killed by one.
     
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    A well placed .22lr can do a lot damage. I don't play or look down on the .22lr.
     
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    The perpetrator received several shots......

    .... of southern comfort.
     
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    I don’t want to be shot with anything.
     
  9. AdamRodgers

    AdamRodgers 9mm, putting in work since 1902 !

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    Yup, getting shot, even with a air rifle SUCKS! ;)
     
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    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:9

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    I'm sure there are plenty of folks in cemeteries who can validate how lethal a 22 caliber round can be.
     
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    Sdasaro Not from my cold dead clutching hands

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    Isn't the 22lr the chosen round of the pro hitman? One behind the ear...\
     
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    I don't think in hitman training school nor does the National Federation of Hitmen Union have a set standard for firearms.
     
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    Couple decades ago I had to anesthetize a kid who tried to off himself with a .22. Made a neat, clean .22" entrance hole in his forehead. Made for a long night in the OR for us.

    Of interest, I had no difficulty conducting a pre-op interview. He was quite lucid, if chagrined. Don't think he was expecting to be talking to me. Anyway, he was able to answer all questions. Didn't yet grasp the significance of what he'd done. His life would never be the same. Cuz an open brain injury is not a simple "flesh wound".

    Then, had he used almost anything else we wouldn't have had anything to do with him that night.
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Almost. Reagan wasn't 'dropped', he was shuffled into car, unaware he was hit- presumed the pain his side was from SS shoving him into car. He was only struck by a fragment.
     
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    Didn't it hit the corner of the limousines open door and frag, catching him under his arm?

    I am gonna have to go Googling, got my curiosity up.
     
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    AdamRodgers 9mm, putting in work since 1902 !

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    I am not "Tech Savvy" and I am doing all this from a smartphone so links I haven't figured out yet on this new phone so I grabbed a screen shot. I thought it was interesting how much blood was lost due to a shot that hit the limousine then the President in just the right spot.
     
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    I think this is more about Southern Comfort (alcohol) than anything.
     
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    AdamRodgers 9mm, putting in work since 1902 !

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    Humm, blood thinner. :D
     
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    Well first of all Hinckley did not have his revolver loaded with regular .22LR, they were made with a primer cap in the end of the bullet making them a exploding round which did penetrate James Brady skull. The police officer was paralyzed from a spinal hit and the Secret Service officer almost died from loss of blood from a liver hit. At the time you could buy those bullets at any gun show, they were called annihilator X. I bought a box of .380 Annihilator X at a gun show in Va. and tested them on stacked magazines. Shot them out of a Grendel P12 at 10 feet. They penetrated about 2 inches then exploded leaving a 2 inch cavity.
    They were later outlawed in the early 90s.
     
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    I just learned a whole bunch of suff I had no clue about! That is cool to know. :cheers:
     
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