reply to post by Doc Holiday
I can understand your points here, but since you mentioned a few of my ideas in your post, Ill run down your points as to why I am against the .22.
1. Long term. Are you good enough with a hand gun, have enough ammo, and have enough game to actually kill at least one animal per day for everyone
in your party? .22 ammo gets heavy eventually as well.
2. Smarter than the average bear. Most who post here are. We have bug out locals, certainly more than one handgun in most cases, but the OP asked
if you could only have One handgun.
3. No place to buy ammo. Thats why we stockpile it. I have no idea how many rounds I have for my .44s, my .40s, and good lord shotgun shells. It
comes down to how many shots will you need. This is where taking large game comes into it. I'll get to that later in the post. If you need to
kill. Say 2 people, six months. One small animal per day. Thats 360 kills, give or take. Do you have that much game in your area? How long before
you deplete it?
Okay, so I dont have the ability to grab my reloading equiptment, and I seem to have forgotten where my bug out local is where I have a 2nd set of
equiptment. I would rather have my 44 under my arm with 3 boxes of ammo in my bob than 500 rounds of .22 in my bag.
Re-evaluate where to set up? Assume you are in transit, you open your door and there is chaos everywhere and you find yourself under attack. Hard to
set up in those conditions.
About the 800 lbs of meat. Learn how to smoke, cure and dry foods. One kill can feed you for months. No freezing required.
Yes. .22's kill a great number of deer. However, these kills are almost always done with a rifle. Think 10-22. Pistols dont have the range or
killing power of a good rifle. You might get lucky to get close enough, but why take the chance?
Again, I'm not trying to convince you otherwise, we all have preferances and different needs depending on our area. Someone who has alot of deer and
birds is going to need something different than someone with polar bears.