Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Sarge935, Nightfisher, 300win, Injureneer, red stick
62824 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83693
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44296
BOBO the Clown 42905
bill oxner 41721
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34908
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31421
facebook
Forum Stats
62824 Members
46 Forums
440323 Topics
6064371 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5993518 - 10/25/15 02:16 PM go big or go home in a box?
Bigfoot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 941
Loc: Galveston Bay
22LR vs 45 for conceal carry

OK guys I know there is no competition between the 2 and I dont want it to be that way.

But I need to make a decision. And these are my only 2 choices. WHY? Because I refuse to buy and stock another caliber.

I now have my CHL. I am thinking of carrying 22LR as my conceal weapon since I can carry my 45 on my hip if needed after Jan 1st.

Or do I sell my full size 45 (which I love) and buy a compact 45 (which I will probably love) to carry and be an all around pistol and never mind a carry 22?

I personally like the idea of carrying just 1 pistol for muscle memory. But what say the guys that have gone thru this and made their decisions based on experience. Thanks guys for your input!!
_________________________
30-06
6.8SPC
45acp
22LR

Top
#5993536 - 10/25/15 02:31 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
conifer Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 505
Loc: Florida, USA
Seems to me that 22lr is an impotent round for CC. I don't think you are considering shooting squirrels with whatever you use as CC. CC is for protection. What will 22lr protect you (decisively) against?

Top
#5993577 - 10/25/15 03:01 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
bull279 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 722
Loc: Central Texas
22LR would be my gun of last resort for a CC firearm. They will kill someone, but a 45 will do it ALOT quicker with less rounds.
_________________________
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

U.S. Army Military Police (ABN) 1998-2003

Top
#5993600 - 10/25/15 03:18 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 22927
Loc: Corsicana
Of the two, .45.

A self-defense weapon is not for covenience or fun. It is to stop a threat to you or a loved one's life. A .22 is a poor choice for that purpose.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.



Top
#5993616 - 10/25/15 03:30 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
Bigfoot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 941
Loc: Galveston Bay
8 or 9 rounds of a CCI mini mag or higher velocity 22LR is definitely a lethal round especially with the ability to have quick and accurate follow up shots. No doubt it is capable of protection in my mind. No it wont win a tactical gun battle but it is hard to decide on how tactically I need to be prepared. defend against 1 2 3 or 5 people?

Is it better to have one primary weapon vs 2? I think that is my biggest dilemma in my mind. I just dont see myself carrying a full size 45 everywhere I go that is why I was thinking of the small 22







Edited by Bigfoot (10/25/15 03:33 PM)
_________________________
30-06
6.8SPC
45acp
22LR

Top
#5993628 - 10/25/15 03:39 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
ju993rnaut Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 1241
Loc: Abilene, Texas
I'd keep both, save for a compact 45 and then carry and extra mag.
_________________________



Top
#5993633 - 10/25/15 03:43 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
T Bone Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 7369
Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
8 or 9 rounds of a CCI mini mag or higher velocity 22LR is definitely a lethal round especially with the ability to have quick and accurate follow up shots. No doubt it is capable of protection in my mind. No it wont win a tactical gun battle but it is hard to decide on how tactically I need to be prepared. defend against 1 2 3 or 5 people?

Is it better to have one primary weapon vs 2? I think that is my biggest dilemma in my mind. I just dont see myself carrying a full size 45 everywhere I go that is why I was thinking of the small 22







I'd rather stop the threat with one well placed shot, not several.. That's just me..
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jungleexplorer
I really hate to do what I am about to do, because it will be very painful for you.



Top
#5993691 - 10/25/15 04:22 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
OkieDokie Online   happy
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 1021
Loc: southern OK
Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
22LR vs 45 for conceal carry

Because I refuse to buy and stock another caliber.

!

Work on this problem and the rest will come easy. If your carry gun is not comfortable ,your in for many hours of discomfort .
_________________________
Maybe Today.
raptureready.com

Top
#5993697 - 10/25/15 04:23 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
BassCat'99 Online   happy
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1211
Loc: Stratford Texas
I have several full size 1911's but I carry a Colt Defender. It's easy to carry, quite comfortable really. With the spare mag I don't worry about round count. Work with it a bit and 75 foot is
deadly
_________________________
22 Creedmoor

Top
#5993717 - 10/25/15 04:38 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
Ranch Dawg Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2864
Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
No to the .22 !

Top
#5993751 - 10/25/15 04:53 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7396
Loc: Wise Co.
Kahr CW45, and forget the mouse gun.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Ronald Reagan
It's not that liberals are not smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so.

Top
#5993793 - 10/25/15 05:22 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: ju993rnaut]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 22088
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: ju993rnaut
I'd keep both, save for a compact 45 and then carry and extra mag.


^^This^^

Springfield XDs .45 ACP, and get East to build you a holster. Lately I have carried mine all day long and was not inconveinienced at all. Small little package holding 5 + 1 rounds of .45
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#5993842 - 10/25/15 05:43 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
Bigfoot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 941
Loc: Galveston Bay

I think I miss worded my question guys. I am not looking to compare 45 and 22. I am looking to compare is it better to have

-22lr pocket pistol and full size 45 and switch between them as carry weapons

or

- sell my full size 45 and buy a 45 compact and just have 1 weapon to carry at all times

thanks








Edited by Bigfoot (10/25/15 05:44 PM)
_________________________
30-06
6.8SPC
45acp
22LR

Top
#5993862 - 10/25/15 05:52 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
z71dustin Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 11307
Sell and buy carry 45.

Top
#5994079 - 10/25/15 07:36 PM Re: go big or go home in a box? [Re: Bigfoot]
WileyCoyote Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5275
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
This thread reminds me of the conversation I had in one of my dealers with a DPD UC Narc, when I was looking at a "hideout" piece or a carry gun when I was doing Pawn Shop Cash Collections, and carrying way too much cash by the end of the day. My dealer, Ed House at Texas Gun's in Richardson was closing out some small Beretta's and small frame Colt Dectectives.

The Narc sez, when I asked to see a 25ACP Beretta for my wife's night stand shooter, She 's gonna shoot some fool with that and Pizz him off, and he'll beat her to death with it...and pointed to a pair of matching Colt Dective 38Spl's except one was blue and other was bright Nickel...and said them right there are your ticket...the bright Nickel for you and the blue gun for her...and pulled out his own bright nickel shooter out his back pocket. Sez every AH in sight can SEE this'un when I pull it and KNOW I'm gonna use it on whoever it's pointed at....and scatters folks like cockroaches. I got his message that you get One Chance to disable someone intent on doing you harm, and regardless if he's drunk stoned or whatever...you got One Chance to get away, or protect your self. PCP was big in those days, in the mid 1970's...and I was making bank Deposits of $5k to $25K a day from the 20-30+ Pawn Shops I called on regularly every week.

I wound up with a tuned LWT Colt Combat Commander 45ACP I wore in the small of my back ...and a very highly tuned S&W M60 in my boot with .75lb letoff SA & just under 2lbs DA that still lives on MY night stand....40 years later.
Ron
_________________________
Remember Aesops Fables of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river...

... we must hang together, or we will ALL hang seperately, Ben Franklin..

Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it,Santayana

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide