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Old May 29, 2019, 10:50 AM   #26
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Seven year old Zombie thread by a new guy. Bullets don't "bounce around" in a body like a ball in a pinball machine. They may deflect but thats about it. A bullet is spent in just a fraction of a second and have no time to bounce around.

Hodge370 welcome to the forum but if you want to talk about stuff please start a new thread instead of dragging up the long dead ones.
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Old May 29, 2019, 01:05 PM   #27
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The biggest negative of a 22 magnum in a pistol, it is very loud! As loud as a 357 magnum almost. I had one of the old AMT Automags with a 6 inch barrel I bought to finish off wounded coyotes, but it was too loud to shoot without ear protection. The 22 mag in a rifle on the other hand is very pleasant to shoot.
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Old June 1, 2019, 09:42 AM   #28
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.22 mag will ruin anybody’s day.
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Old June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM   #29
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Love it. We are comparing a 40gr 22 cal bullet to a 124gr 9mm bullet. And the winner is!
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Old June 1, 2019, 11:48 AM   #30
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Don Fischer I vote for the 9mm,, did I win? I have a 22 mag in my front pocket as I type this. I like it as a back up. Well the truth is I just like it and if that is all I had I would be happy.
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Old June 1, 2019, 02:45 PM   #31
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I've seen human head shots with .22lr out of a rifle and .22 magnum out of a revolver, both at close range. No exit wound with the .22lr and large chunks of bone and brain matter from the exit wound of a .22 magnum. .22 magnum will also often pass through lower levels of ballistic armor. 9mm and .38 special have no problem making it through a human skull and leaving a mess but neither will make it through the lower level ballistic armor like a .22 magnum.
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Old June 1, 2019, 02:58 PM   #32
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(Once upon a time I had a string of bad luck and had to investigate a lot of suicides).
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Old June 1, 2019, 03:03 PM   #33
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EVERYONE - please look at the date of the post you might be tempted to reply to. The thread started about 7 years ago, and Glock19Fan hasn't been around for about 5 years. If the post is recent, then have at it.
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Old June 1, 2019, 03:05 PM   #34
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Bill Jordan, of the Border Patrol, was reportedly a fan of the .22Magnum and thought it was a decent choice for self-defense.

It's probably not a direction I would look, but it might be a reasonable option for some folks.
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Old June 1, 2019, 08:16 PM   #35
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Believe it or not, the US Border Patrol has next to zero experience killing people.

Hope that doesn't shock anyone's political beliefs in the climate that everyone at the border is a mercenary
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Old June 1, 2019, 08:48 PM   #36
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Then, as now, there were ways to determine whether or not a cartridge might be useful for self-defense without using it to kill people.

Which is very fortunate for internet forums--imagine how quiet this place would be if the only people allowed to voice an opinion on caliber effectiveness were those who had "experience killing people" with the caliber being discussed.
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Old June 2, 2019, 07:32 AM   #37
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bullet for bullet I'd take the 9mm any day of the week. there would have to be some serious issue as to why I would have to carry/use the 22 magnum over the 9mm.
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Old June 2, 2019, 11:25 AM   #38
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Joaquin Jackson was a Texas Ranger who carried a 22 magnum as a backup gun. During the summer times when I wear light clothing I carry a Kel-Tec PMR. I load 25 rounds in the magazine with CCI 40 grain maxi mag bullets. I carry two extra mags for a total of 76 rounds of 22 mag. The loaded handgun weighs in under 19 ounces and I feel very confident with this setup as it is a lot of firepower I carry.
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Old June 5, 2019, 07:49 AM   #39
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Both of JohnKSa's comments above are right on the mark.

For those who haven't read Border Patrolman, Bill Jordan's eminently readable, "No Second Place Winner", you're missing out on a seasoned LEO's perspective on self defense & a sworn officer's technique/equipment.

Charles Askins also wrote about the turbulent times on our southern border in years past...the Border Patrol had a lot of experience in armed conflict....YMMv Rod
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Old June 6, 2019, 09:18 AM   #40
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Inuit hunters favor the .22 mag because they can carry a lot of ammo.
Inuit hunters hunt polar bears with the .22 magnum.

That's 7 kinds of nuts.....
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Old June 8, 2019, 12:43 PM   #41
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I patrolled a bad area, by myself, for awhile. I carried a S&W 650 as a BUG.

I could also, easily, carry 50 extra rounds in my pocket.

Greatest gun ever for gunfight? Maybe not. But, I could potentially stay in a fight a little longer until help got there with 50 extra rounds.

That was my thinking at the time.
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Old June 8, 2019, 05:35 PM   #42
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Nothing like resurrecting a 7 year old thread.
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Old July 7, 2019, 07:36 PM   #43
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Been trying to find some of the .22 magnum Short Barrel Gold Dot ammunition lately and ran across this thread. It doesn't exist around here. Would consider carrying my NAA mini revolver if I could find some.
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