posted on Mar, 27 2011 @ 06:44 PM
Any gun can do anything given the right circumstances, Yes .22s were used by the mafia as a "behind the ear" gun and if you gave me the option of a
.22 , a bat or some rocks to defend myself, I'd pick the .22. What most people don't understand about guns is this... "WHEN PEOPLE GET SHOT IT IS
NOT LIKE THE MOVIES!"
Death by firearm comes in 2 ways , either through traumatic injury to the CNS (Central Nervous System) which is either a round to the brain or one
which severs the spinal column rendering the bad guy unable to return fire instantly, or through catastrophic loss of blood pressure or bleeding out
which eventually will make the bad guy lose conciousness (could be quick , or could take awhile)
The problem with a CNS shot is that they are hard to make when bullets are coming in your direction , most people should be shooting "center mass"
because it gives you the greatest chance of hitting vitals or the spine.
Now, If I have to make holes in a body to facilitate the loss of blood, I want to make those holes as large as possible. THAT is the reason people go
with larger calibers. Very simple, big holes in people kill them faster than small ones , and this is assuming there are no barriers that you have to
shoot through. (car doors , auto glass , studs in drywall) If you want to see what real bullets do in real situations, check out this website (Its not
graphic at all, no worries) Box o Truth
I personally suggest a service caliber pistol (9mm or above) for those serious about self defense. I carry a Beretta PX4 Storm in .45 ACP. I don't
get into the whole 9mm vs .45 pissing match, as long as it's 9mm or above and YOU CAN SHOOT IT WELL, then you're good to go.