Lethalality, stopping power and other bs
I am an old fart who has wagged a 22 a lot of miles. Every living thing I ever shot with a 22 , from hogs to grasshoppers has either dropped or ran off which is my goal in self defence. In combat people have had their foot blown off and kept running (check P.O.Ackley's book). When a person is drugged or pumped up, they may take a lot of stopping. The phrase " that little gun will only make them mad", loses the speaker a lot of creditalby with me but you are intitled to your opinion. My little friend is a 357.