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Old 02-12-2013, 14:46   #65
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Originally Posted by Berto View Post
If you HAVE to use a .22lr handgun, use a revolver. I love the round for plinking and fun stuff, I will attest it can work in a pinch.....but like Fred says, there's way better choices.
Even the tusty ammo like CCI mini mag will dud once in a while....not good in a tiny pistol that's already hard to manipulate quickly and even worse if it doesn't have an extractor (many don't).
Still, I won't sell the round short when a person is skilled in using it....I remember John Hinkley used a cheap .22lr revolver and put three people on the ground in less than 2 seconds with a fourth being carted off to the hospital. No indications he was some skilled badass, either.
some good points here, particularly, if you get a dud round with a .22lr you instinctively pull the rigger and have a fresh round, not so with a semi auto....

if we are teaching to the lowest skill level a revolver out shines a semi-auto.
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