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Old September 11, 2012, 11:13 PM   #30
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by stantheman1976
This man killed an intruder with a single .22 round....
Mr Jones did a great job with a .22.

But sometimes a .22 will do the job and sometimes it will not. Sometimes a .357 Magnum will do the job, and sometimes it will not (see the link to the story of Stacy Lim). But overall, you can expect a .357 Magnum to "deliver the goods" more reliably than the .22.

If you choose a .22, you are trading reliable terminal effectiveness for convenience. If you choose a larger caliber, you are trading convenience for more reliable terminal effectiveness. You get to decide what is most important to you.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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