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Old 03-17-2014, 01:59 PM
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Realistically, with the price of 22lr these days, a cheap shotgun will only cost you an equivalent of 3-4 bricks of 22lr ammo
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:22 PM
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Best defense ammo in .22....... is .223.


Sorry couldn't resist........ another vote for Velocitors......
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:26 PM
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I currently have federal high velocity and cci minis loaded into my magazines for my home defense. I know .22 is not the best for home defense, but its all i own as of now. So any ideas on what ammo I should keep in my mags to get the best stopping power?
Re:OP. The very best .22 LR ammunition for SD/HD is CCI Mini-Mags or Aguila HP. I have fired this stuff extensively in my 18-3 as well as a RIA 1911-A1 using a Marvel .22 LR conversion unit. Function, etc., has been 100% perfect... as good as a Glock!

Unless and until human beings are issued with armor plate, they will all be highly vulnerable to holes made by all sorts of things including ... bullets. Now, when it comes to such holes, a bigger hole is always preferable as it is usually more conducive to dropping the blood pressure of an assailant. That of course has a very calming effect on such people. However, when it comes to holes, size really doesn't matter a whole lot. A .22 LR bullet ... or maybe a couple of .22 LR bullets, punched into the vitals of an assailant will be extremely effective in helping them settle down and get peaceful. They may even go prone. You never know!

My 1911 w/ the Marvel conversion holds ten rounds. In just a flash it can be reloaded with another 10 round magazine. It is a typical 1911 frame, easy to use even under stress. A 15-22 can be loaded with either a OEM 25 rd. magazine or a ProMag 32 round magazine. If necessary it can be reloaded about as fast as the 1911... maybe faster.

I've been shot at one time in my life. I didn't stand there and try to do a mental calculation as to what caliber was being fired at me. For that matter, I didn't care what firearm was being fired. I put lots of real estate between me and the idiots with the guns until I could reach cover. If you need a SD/HD firearm, a .22 LR pistol or rifle will work... maybe even better than some would suppose. If it is ever necessary to use the firearm for SD/HD., it is very doubtful that the assailant(s) will stand around and have a discussion or share opinions as to what they think about you using a mere .22 LR pistol/rifle to settle them down.
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One thing to remember is that allot of people have neighbors and shooting a high powered rifle may penetrate the walls and find your neighbor, oops. In a urban enviorement a 22lr may be just what you need because penetration up close is good and the neighbors have a better chance of survival. Just a thought.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:41 PM
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One thing to remember is that allot of people have neighbors and shooting a high powered rifle may penetrate the walls and find your neighbor, oops. In a urban enviorement a 22lr may be just what you need because penetration up close is good and the neighbors have a better chance of survival. Just a thought.

Unless you research your ammo purchases for your weapons first before buying. There are perfect options for an "urban" environment that would not penetrate through your walls.

Cheapo apartment complexes... That's a different story.


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I shoot plastic toy wheels and burn barrels with mini mags from about 20 25 yards and it only leaves a dent in certain thickness/strength of plastic/burn barrels. Cheap brick blazers pierce through every time. I don't trust mini mags after 200 rounds of the same result, a little ding is all it puts in the material. I know people are gonna have something to say arguing but just my experience. I'll go with penetration, accuracy and reliability with my gun and that's blazer. Funny
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Just as a side note so you don't sell the .22 LR short for serious social work.

The Navy SEALs have special Ruger Mark II pistols in their inventories for clandestine work. These specially-darkened stainless steel pistols were provided to them by contract in 1987 and 1988. A non-standard strengthened and thinner front sight base was used, probably doubling as a bayonet-style stud to utilize a "slip on and twist" suppressor. Very few, less than 100, are in civilian hands from a contract overrun.

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a .22 can be a good round to defend yourself w/, just gotta shoot for the head, anything less than that, you prolly just pissed them off, I'm defending my home w/ a Saiga 12
You are lucky that you can own the Saiga. In my liberal infested state we cannot have any Ak types including the Saiga. I do have a Mossberg 500 Tactical Cruiser that I like and will get the job done if need be.

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Best .22 self defense ammo?
Anything with a .220 Swift headstamp.
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The best Gun is the one that you have on you at the time.
I can put 10 rounds of 22LR in a man faster than I can reach down and grab my 9mm Pistol. After seeing what 22LR can do to varmints I am pretty sure that after 10 rounds the threat level will be minimal.

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