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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by vladimir » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:14 pm

My brother nearly killed himself when he tried to force another round into a Winchester 3030.

I nearly dislocated my shoulder the first time I fired a .458 (in my defence, I was 12 and the buffalo died instantly)

Then I nearly blew my hand off with a .357 magnum because I didn't check the cylinder and one round was still in the chamber.

Guns...be obsessively careful and patient, only shoot for the pot, and don't point at anything you don't intend to kill.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:23 pm

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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Sailorman » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:59 pm

With the .22mag it depends on the barrel length. Its still a 22cal, but in a longer case/more powder. Its also I believe slower burning rifle powder so it does better in a longer barrel, but still packs more in a short barrel then a regular .22 long rifle.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:53 pm

Haha, great OP SC!

In regards to self defence against humans in close range, calibre isn't all that important. Most people automatically assume or have been taught to aim for the chest....wrong! You should always aim for their pelvic area first, it is the largest body mass, it is a blood bearing bone, and the victim will lose the use of his legs immediately, also it is a much more defendable course of action legally.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:02 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:Haha, great OP SC!

In regards to self defence against humans in close range, calibre isn't all that important. Most people automatically assume or have been taught to aim for the chest....wrong! You should always aim for their pelvic area first, it is the largest body mass, it is a blood bearing bone, and the victim will lose the use of his legs immediately, also it is a much more defendable course of action legally.
Thanks Kiwi - yeah, nothing like a shot to the genitals to get someone's attention! It's pretty hard to ignore that one.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by vladimir » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:40 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Thanks Kiwi - yeah, nothing like a shot to the genitals to get someone's attention!
I prefer ladies trying the BJ technique, but that's just my personal preference...
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:43 pm

Go big or go home....

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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:48 pm

Home defense Rhodesian style

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You could construct one of these - may be a few old RPDs lying around still
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by vladimir » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:52 pm

The first two used to jam terribly.

The FN was a piece of crap, often jamming.

AK47 was king, Yanks never took notice when they went into Korea/Vietnam.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:21 pm

vladimir wrote:AK47 was king, Yanks never took notice when they went into Korea/Vietnam.
soldiers did... they often picked them up off of the enemy to use. ;-)
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