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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Doc Holliday, Jul 22, 2020.
I already carry a G48, so there.
Plus, rimfire ammo. 'Nuff said.
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???
I guess 30...
Unless I was hunting squirrels or rabbits, the 9 by far.
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....
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.
Presuming both are loaded and are ready-to-fire using one hand ... whichever is closest to reach at the moment of dire need.
Well unless you are assassinating a stationary target, no such thing as easy headshot.
Hence the last part of my post you quoted that says "but when is anything in a defensive shooting scenario ever easy???"
Not just different calibers, but different capacities, too. Less rounds with the bigger caliber, or more rounds with the smaller caliber.
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.
The GT crowd voted 91-0 so far in favor of the 9mm
I carry a G48 9mm (15rds), so there!
9mm. 11 rounds of 124gr +P Gold Dot.
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 .
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
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.
And a lot more disadvantages.
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!
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.