Originally Posted by threegun
...not a single one of us has argued that the 22lr isn't capable of killing instantly with a single shot. All we are arguing is that the 22lr is not the best choice for self defense....
And that's the point.
The question is not whether the .22 lr is capable, under some circumstances, of instantly killing with one shot. It is.
The question is not whether people shot with a .22 lr have eventually died. They have.
The question is what handgun cartridges are, overall and under the widest range of circumstances
, most likely to reliably and quickly stop an assailant. The .22 lr isn't in contention.