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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #16
 
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I assume this was a FTFeed? If so, can you describe the malfunction as I may have had one of these a few months ago, again with CCI MiniMag's
hangfire, my bad.

edit: also my whole place smells like Hoppes now :P




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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #17
 
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Ruger SR-22 for carry

I do have a problem with my right arm and tendinitis. It is painful to extend my arm out and also to hold up much weight when my arm is extended. Therefore, the little Sr-22 is very light and easy for me to handle. Some CCI Mini-mags would also be a good thing to get. I do appreciate all the thoughts and ideas. If I wasn't fooling around, a 45 auto would be the way to go. Grade6man
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hangfire, my bad.

edit: also my whole place smells like Hoppes now :P
That's interesting. Not sure why a loose bullet would cause a hangfire. I assume the primer did not go off either?

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Am I crazy? If you would ask my wife she would say yes but I am not asking her. I want to start carrying my SR-22 as my carry gun. I know it is only a 22 caliber but I am proficient with it and shoot it well. I could put put several shots in a target in a matter of seconds if needed. I know the 22 has no stopping or knock down power but it is my favorite hand gun. I have a pair of 380 autos but love the Ruger. So what do you think? Grade 6man
P.S. Anyone else carry a 22?
If you're good with it then empty the mag. in his face. That will ruin someone's day????
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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #20
 
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I have no problem carrying the SR22. It's better than nothing. My P95 is my usual companion though.
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I do have a problem with my right arm and tendinitis. It is painful to extend my arm out and also to hold up much weight when my arm is extended. Grade6man
Ouch! Sorry to hear that. Find the most reliable .22 ammo you can and hit 'em with a hail of lead!
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.22 is deadly enough. I have an uncle I never met because of a .22lr up through his throat into his brain. One shot is all it took. That was back in 1941 or so. A .22 is just fine for killing someone if you want to do that. If a person is a good shot with a .22, why not place every shot in the throat and head? Even a .25 will kill you if you are hit in the head from fifteen feet or less.
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I have been asking myself the same question. Maybe at a later date I would get something else, but to start out it may not be a bad way to go.

Rumor has it the .22lr is the most common round used by gang bangers in Chicago. They seem to have quite a few KIAs...
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Had a police officer tell a group of Boy Scouts one night that a .22 was the most dangerous weapon on the street. It might not knock you down but it would bounce around inside you enough to kill you.......and such a small wound is deceiving......scared them, convinced me!
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Anyone own or have tried the Fobus Paddle Holster for the Ruger SR-22? Can't find anything I like at my local shop and saw this particular holster on the Ruger website. It looks real good. Thanks in advance for the reply's.. Grade6man
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Try Old Faithful holsters. I wear one everyday for my S&W shield. I have two Fobus Paddle Holsters and the retention is to tight.
Here's a link to a review of Old Faithful holsters. You can't lose with them. You use the Holster for 30 days if you don't like it you keep the holster and get your money back. look for them on their Ebay site for faster shipment.

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The only reason I would recommend a .22 LR as a self-defense handgun is if the person has physical limitations that preclude any other caliber. I am 67 and have arthritis. My carry gun is a government size 1911 in .45 ACP or 10mm. Get the best gun you can afford in the largest caliber you can control and will carry every day for self defense.
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i would only carry a .22 if it was the only thing i had availble
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I have a P95 an SR9c and an SR22. In the summer I often carry the 22. I use Golden Bullets when Iím at the range and have a mag full of Stingers or Velicotors when I carry. Itís just much more comfortable to carry in the summer. It may not be a good comparison but I look at ten rounds of Stingers like getting stabbed ten times with a really long screwdriver. I have to believe that will take the wind out of most bad guys sails.

I know a rimfire isn't suppose to be nearly as reliable as centerfire but I've had a few bad primers with cheap range 9mm and a few bad rim fires and I've certainly shot many more 22's. As for the good stuff I've never had a failure with either.
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Concealed carry is only for stopping an attack, not necessarily killing the perp.
Just the noise from a 22 LR pistol will make 95% of attackers flee.....unless the perp is high as a kite on Arizona Watermelon drink, skittles, and Robitussin, then lead poisoning will have to suffice.

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