Which do you choose?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Doc Holliday, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. 9mm pistol with 10 rounds

  2. .22LR pistol with 15 rounds

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  1. slym2none

    slym2none

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    I already carry a G48, so there.

    Plus, rimfire ammo. 'Nuff said.
     
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  2. slym2none

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    This is where I always think of Paul Harrell, in one of his videos concerning .22 LR v/s .25 ACP, where he says, while drawing an 'air circle' around his face, "Shot placement is key when using such small caliber ammunition."

    So, if I had easy head-shots, I guess I wouldn't feel too bad carrying 15 rounds of .22 instead of something in 9mm, but when is anything in a defensive shooting scenario ever easy???
     

  3. HanKill

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    I guess 30...
     
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  4. papershoot

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    Unless I was hunting squirrels or rabbits, the 9 by far.
     
  5. mj9mm

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    I vote 9mm... I take the survey as a simple question. There were 2 handguns on the table, which would you purposely grab for self defense... seems simple enough to me....
     
  6. jmontgomery

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    A more difficult choice for me is 8 or 9 rounds of .45 ACP vs 13 rounds of 9mm.

    I'll second another poster that if forced to use a .22, I would want a 10 round double action revolver.
     
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  7. fastbolt

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    Presuming both are loaded and are ready-to-fire using one hand ... whichever is closest to reach at the moment of dire need.
     
  8. fredj338

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    Well unless you are assassinating a stationary target, no such thing as easy headshot.
     
  9. slym2none

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    Hence the last part of my post you quoted that says "but when is anything in a defensive shooting scenario ever easy???"
     
  10. Doc Holliday

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    Not just different calibers, but different capacities, too. Less rounds with the bigger caliber, or more rounds with the smaller caliber.
     
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    As long as the gun I pick up holds 5-6 rounds, the overall capacity isn't of immediate concern to me.

    Now, would I rather put those first few arguably critical hits on the threat using a 9mm rather than a .22LR? Well, of course. No matter how many more rounds the .22LR might hold.
     
  12. Glock Commander

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    The GT crowd voted 91-0 so far in favor of the 9mm :fred:
     
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  13. Glock48Guy

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    I carry a G48 9mm (15rds), so there!
     
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    9mm. 11 rounds of 124gr +P Gold Dot.
     
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    Doc Holliday So your friend does not know what to pick for carry , a 22lr or 9mm !! If this is a real question your friend has little experience with handguns at least as far as the ability to be dependable and to kill , I mean to stop a threat with it . This person should by a 22lr and since 15 rounds in ok to "carry" buy a TX22 and get very good with it first . Then when your friend is ready to really carry maybe no more questions about carrying a 22lr will come up .
     
  16. Mister X

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    No contest, 9mm. You’re more likely to run out of time-distance in civilian encounters than ammo. I’d only pick .22 due to some sort of physical ailment where the 9mm was truly too much.

    I’d also choose 5 rounds of 9mm over 15 rounds of .22 without any hesitation.

    Where it would start to get debatable for me is 3 rounds or less of 9mm vs a higher capacity .22
     
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    I'm a mouse gun kind of guy, but even I said 9mm. Nowadays, no reason to carry less than a 32. Prob really not less than a 380. A 22 for self defense just doesn't give any advantages.
     
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    And a lot more disadvantages.
     
  19. JumpmasterCg23

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    I wasn’t given the “both” option, but that would be my choice!

    I recently picked up a Kel-Tec CP33, great, fun range gun that holds 33 rounds per mag...but I would never consider a .22 as a primary weapon, no matter the capacity!
     
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    9mm makes more noise from my LC9 than a .22 and burps out more fire. Good warning for others to get the hell out of the way.