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Minimum Caliber

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Logansdad, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    What is the smallest caliber handgun you carry ? Why ? :eek: :rolleyes: :fuss: :nod: :target:
     
  2. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    .22 mag. Because the pistol is ultra concealable.
     

  3. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Yep, I'm with Klaus. A .five-shot .22. NAA. VERY concealable. Better that than nothing I figure.
     
  4. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I've been wanting one of those with the belt buckle holster...
     
  5. dave375hh

    dave375hh G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    Beretta .22lr mod. 21a. Shirt pocket small.
     
  6. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    .38 snub, don,t trust anything smaller for stopping power.
     
  7. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    used to have a .38 Taurus 85CH. I don't actually "carry" it but my MKII has gone on many a fishing & camping trip. I don't worry about bears or anything. If I get a BG human type issue, I figure if he takes 10 .22 LR in the head/chest area I can used the 2 lbs of metal to beat him with. Hope to not have to do either.
     
  8. Glock 23 40 S&W, it's light and conceals easy and besides it's one heck of a armadillo and snake gun.
     
  9. Cyclops

    Cyclops G&G Newbie

    I've got a 25 cal Beretta that I carry when I have to be in shirt, tie & slacks. Ultra concealable & it gives me that false sense of security I need :lucky:
     
  10. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Cyclops, you are right about the false sense of security. .25s have a well earned reputation for failing to penetrate clothing or bone. A .22 L is slightly better, even from a short barrel. A .22 WMR is MUCH better, 1100 FPS from a 2" barrel. .25s should be treated like pepper spray; shoot the bad guy in the face and run like hell.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2002
  11. Cyclops

    Cyclops G&G Newbie

    Ideally, I'd carry my mod 60 or one of my USPs. THe 25 is my 3rd choice.
     
  12. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I forgot all about this thread
     
  13. If you carry a .22 for self defence they can be effective. The most effective thing to do is to shoot for the head, and keep on shooting untill that person drops.
     
  14. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I could carry a .22lr revolver...but not an auto because two or three percent of .22lr rounds turn out to be duds.
    .32ACP in my NAA Guardian because I load it with Glasers :target: