Gel Test: 22 LR for defense — the little round that could?
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Several years ago, I lived near an older couple at the edge of the Louisiana swamp. Politics and guns were often the talk of our morning coffee chats and it came as a treat when they showed me their house pistol — the gun that was in the nightstand in case of trouble. The gun was a nameless single action revolver in 22 LR. It was great for squirrel and the troublesome coyotes that plagued our neighborhood, but what about human predators?
The gun you carry is really only a small part of an overall self-defense plan. Truth is, if you go about your life in the proper readiness condition, and exercise due caution when necessary, the chances of actually employing a gun in a self-defense situation are small. Even smaller is the need to actually shoot that gun once you introduce it into a situation. Still, when you really need a gun, nothing else will do … and a. What we are concerned with here is if a gun chambered for the.
The 22 LR or 22 Long Rifle is perhaps the most familiar cartridge in the shooting world. It is popular because it is cheap to shoot, very low recoil and produces a low muzzle signature which makes it comfortable for new shooters to shoot. Because of the low energy produced by this cartridge, both rifles and handguns may be found chambered in 22 LR. This cartridge finds a wide variety of uses with shooters worldwide.