The .22 LR can (almost) kill you.
The argument is background noise anyplace two or more gun guys are gathered. Could you, should you ever, use a .22LR as a defensive weapon? Everybody’s got one. Most of us have several. How would the humble little plinking gun perform against something warm, bipedal and angry?
Easy to tote and even easier to shoot, the .22LR is America’s cartridge. It’s inevitable a few of those zillions of rounds unleashed each year might find their way into something gooey. I’ve seen a few unfortunates ventilated with those zippy little 40-gr. bullets. Here’s what it looks like up close and personal.
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