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What is the best .22LR Self-Defense Ammunition?

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by Charlie Primero, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Active Member

    Mar 7, 2013
    Sachse, TX
    CC! Velocitors are a 40gr bullet at 1435 fps. Go for the fastest, heaviest round for self defense especially if you're going to use a .22 caliber.

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  2. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Well-Known

    May 5, 2016
    NE Texas
    True, but does it kill faster than any other caliber? It doesn't do someone a lot of good if their attacker dies 20 minutes after he kills them.
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  3. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Active Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Fort Worth

    Ask anyone whos been shot with a .22 and survived if they felt like continuing to attack. Unless they are on PCP (in which case the caliber doesn't matter) you will deter them and stop them especially if you get a shot into the cranium.

    Aside from the pissing match about calibers.. to the OP.. CCI Minimags is my recommendation... or CCI anything just because of the reliability of the cartridge.
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  4. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict

    May 25, 2009
    Whatever you buy, get a lot of it and encourage her to go the range and practice. Shot placement will play a big role when it comes to that caliber in my opinion.

    Not saying it won't work. Plenty of folks have been killed by a 22. You just don't want to graze them or miss the vitals in the heat of the moment. Not much different in that regard than any other caliber, but it becomes more important when dealing with a slightly off target hit.
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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Iff'n you're gonna do .22 this is what you need.

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  6. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict

    May 25, 2009
    I think I could have done more damage to the cheeseballs with my single action rough rider.

    Besides, if I were to go full auto, I'd opt for the BB gun. I've seen some videos of those that look like they are a whole lot more fun to shoot, and a lot cheaper too.
  7. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Well-Known

    May 5, 2016
    NE Texas
    Well, I could post article after article of where a shot or wounded attacker continued to fight, or articles of where people who were shot in the head survived, but I think we all know that can happen.

    We don't shoot to wound for a reason. We shoot to stop.

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  8. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

    Aug 24, 2013
    I think I would rather go hands on with someone that has 3 .45 cal holes in the chest than 3 22lr holes in the chest.

  9. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    If I was going to rely on .22lr for HD/SD, I would go with the 40gr CCI Velocitor. Pretty powerful 22lr round at 1435 fps mv. It is a plated hollow point very much like a mini Gold Dot. Seems like a better choice than a 32gr Stinger.

    Also, Aguila makes a very similar round to the CCI Velocitor called the Interceptor, but they are round nose. Has a muzzle velocity of 1470 fps.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    So, round nose for more penetration, or HP?

    Will a .22 HP expand?

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