posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 10:02 PM
reply to post by backyard guru
The thing about a .22 round that scares the living **** out of me is terminal ballistics.
I've seen guys shot with a .22 in the shoulder. Right now, you're thinking, "not too bad," but then it turned down, chewed up some serious lung
tissue, tore a hole in the liver, perforated intestines in a few places, and ended up coming out of the inside of his knee.
It absolutely ruined everything in between.
Let me say this. Those who make a living killing, use the .45 for a reason. All the Special Ops people carry .45's. Elite law enforcement
personnel have returned to the .45.
The bullet has been proven in combat for almost five decades. Not just guessed at, but proven for almost 100 years. Bullet diameter, mass, and a
relatively low velocity impart a lot of energy on the target.
You use what you feel comfortable with. I CC a Kimber 3" Ultra CDP II, that I added Crimson Trace Laser sights to, and in the dark, I don't have to
worry about my sight picture, nor whether or not they're going down.
It's light, it's reliable, concealable, flat, it's fast, and very comfortable in the hand.
And very deadly.