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    And She Used A 22.

    68-Year-Old Woman Takes Down a Home Invader With a .22
    Five Times!

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...der-with-a-22/

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    Kudos to her. She did what she had to do and stopped him. Having said that, I would not intentionally choose a .22 for my home defense gun. But if that's all you have, it's a whole lot better than nothing.

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    As Fallsrider said it's better than nothing but I'm thinking 2-3 rounds of almost any centerfire round and the quote would have been different, assuming placement.

    When deputies arrived, they found Dority lying on the ground with non-life-threatening wounds.

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    A hit with a 22 is better than a miss with a 44.

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    Hm. If the five different wounds were all non-life threatening, one has to wonder what got him to the ground.

    I suspect the guy's heart really wasn't in it, and/or he wasn't all that experienced. Am assuming being shot several times just surprised him. Can't imagine it would have stopped a really determined person, if none of those wounds were all that bad.

    Glad she got the job done. Hopefully she'll consider going "up" to at least a .380 or .38sp for her defensive sidearm, on the fair chance that the next assailant won't be so compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
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    Hm. If the five different wounds were all non-life threatening, one has to wonder what got him to the ground.
    (what got him to the ground) PAIN and being a wimp.

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    I guess it depends on how loosely you define "life threatening". It doesn't mean they weren't severe, just that he probably won't die of them.

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    I love it when the good gals and guys win. Give that lady a ceegar. Nice shootin' ma'am.
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    "38, 39 whatever it takes" anything is better than nothing at all. Good chance the 22 is all the lady felt comfortable with and it seems she was.

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    The infamous story of the cop that emptied his .357 only to die at the hands of a single .22 round comes to mind.


    My mom used to say it doesn't take much, it just takes the right one. She was a nurse, and knew all about things like the femoral artery, the carotid artery ...... she had a habit of grabbing us kids, before we learned better, by the upper arm and clamping down on the brachial artery. Pretty much put a stop to us messing around and usually only had to happen a very few times before we learned better. She's the one that told that I if I had to shoot a man aim for the groin first. Except that's not exactly how she worded it.
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    While I wouldn't pick one for home defense because of rimfire being notorious for duds ,assuming no duds or hangups a person armed with a 22lr semi auto rifle is pretty well Armed.
    16 rapid rounds of 22 hitting a person says stop pretty forcefully

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    While I wouldn't pick one for home defense because of rimfire being notorious for duds ,assuming no duds or hangups a person armed with a 22lr semi auto rifle is pretty well Armed.
    16 rapid rounds of 22 hitting a person says stop pretty forcefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
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    The infamous story of the cop that emptied his .357 only to die at the hands of a single .22 round comes to mind.


    My mom used to say it doesn't take much, it just takes the right one. She was a nurse, and knew all about things like the femoral artery, the carotid artery ...... she had a habit of grabbing us kids, before we learned better, by the upper arm and clamping down on the brachial artery. Pretty much put a stop to us messing around and usually only had to happen a very few times before we learned better. She's the one that told that I if I had to shoot a man aim for the groin first. Except that's not exactly how she worded it.
    Yup. Though, in an apples-to-apples situation in which the defender does his/her part via proper marksmanship, I'd prefer something making a larger wound channel. Of course, if comparing any two different wound paths, it's hard to say one caliber bests another. But in a same-path situation, one would think improving the odds makes sense.

    I'm all for a .22LR, though, if that's what I've got. Particularly if it enables me to place far more rounds on-target than, say, a much harder-kicking round. About 25yrs ago, I had a Browning BDM 9mm that I regularly shot and could nail 10-ring shots all day long with either hand out to ~10yds distance, at most any speed. And with "hot" cartridges. But I've not been able to duplicate that with any other gun or caliber since. Gotta go with what ya got. Like this lady did. Kudos to her for getting the job done, whatever her choice in arms.
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    I am not going to get into the caliber skirmish (not really a war at this point), but I will say I love a story with a happy ending.

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    It's better than nothing. But not by much. Yes, I know, Massad trained its agents to use .22. But what are the odds any of us receive that kind of training on a routine basis with a .22? I'd put this in the category of "kids, don't try this at home".
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