.22 caliber for conceal carry weapon? I know that there is a big desire for 'knock 'em down with one shot' kind of power, but a .22 isn't just a kids toy. I think that brandishing any caliber of firearm would diffuse most situations, and if one bullet doesn't stop them, that's why you target practice with a whole clip (which is actually affordable to practice a lot with a .22). I've been looking at the browning 1911 style .22, which actually sounds like a reliable .22 pistol. Plus in a anarchy type scenario, it is actually feasible to have thousands of rounds; I read a blog comment a long time ago from a survivalist in argentina that thieves would come to his land daily and he would fire his .22 in the air to scare them off instead of wasting his more valuable ammo on them. I will never forget his little nugget of pure wisdom: "you shoot to survive, not to kill". That being said, I think that any chunk of lead traveling thousands of feet per second will do, and that too much stock is invested in large (expensive) caliber bullets. Just my two cents, Im not an expert so what do the experts think?
Question by tyson. Uploaded on June 01, 2012