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    I went to Dick's in Fair Lakes to pick up some ammo. Came upon the ammo counter, where a young(ish) man and his lady were getting a scope fitted to a rifle. Casually glanced over...and noticed a long black nylon holster on his hip...and the grip and the end of the receiver of a stainless Ruger Mark II or Mark III (probably III) strapped into it.

    Just as I got there, his scope-fitting was done and he (and his rifle) were escorted to the checkout, so I didn't want to hold them up. I was also a bit puzzled by the choice of a .22 as a holstered-sidearm, but then the .22 in-hand is better than the .45 in the car...

    Interesting.

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    beats a poke in the eye
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    Maybe he is working up a .25 caliber

    Tender wrists cannot handle the recoil yet. :P

    But a .22 is better than nothing at all.


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    .22s are known to be fun and cheap to shoot. So while defending yourself, you can have fun and save money!

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    Maybe he is working up a .25 caliber

    Tender wrists cannot handle the recoil yet. :P
    Well, I'd have put his age in the mid-late 20's, and he didn't look like a tender guy =)


    I suppose it's different strokes for different folks; for me, on recoil it's never been the wrists so much as the webbing between my thumb and index finger...maybe I oughtta use some lighter .357 Mag loads in my 2.25" SP101 =)

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    Agent19 wrote:
    Maybe it's the only handgun he owns.

    11 rounds of 22LR beats a poke in the eye with a stick but if a stick is all I have.
    Tomahawk wrote:
    .22s are known to be fun and cheap to shoot. So while defending yourself, you can have fun and save money!
    Hmm...if I were a Bad Guy and knew anything about guns...would I want to start something with someone with the cojones to pack a .22? He'd probably know how to use it =)

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    .22s are known to be fun and cheap to shoot. So while defending yourself, you can have fun and save money!
    True....

    You can also carry lots of extra rounds in your pocket too since they are so small and light.

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    kle wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    Maybe he is working up a .25 caliber

    Tender wrists cannot handle the recoil yet. :P
    Well, I'd have put his age in the mid-late 20's, and he didn't look like a tender guy =)


    I suppose it's different strokes for different folks; for me, on recoil it's never been the wrists so much as the webbing between my thumb and index finger...maybe I oughtta use some lighter .357 Mag loads in my 2.25" SP101 =)
    I was just goofing on him at his expense... I am sure he was very capable of any recoil.

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    On a serious note, I do sometimes carry a .22 magnum minirevolver. Can't always carry a full-size pistol. Beats using harsh language.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    On a serious note, I do sometimes carry a .22 magnum minirevolver. Can't always carry a full-size pistol. Beats using harsh language.
    Nothing wrong with that. A well placed shot can do wonders.

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    .22? interesting...People gave me a hard time when I bought my .380ACP,lol. Better than nothing as aforementioned. That is pretty awsome he was OCing

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    There could be several reasons for carrying a .22; after my stroke I had to work back up to my regular .40 sidearm starting with a .22. Nobody here knows his story or reasons and really what does it matter...he is carrying and is that not what this site is about.

    The real concern here should be.... what actually is the driving factor to ignorantly escort an armed person to the front of the store to pay for an unloaded rifle? What is the intention of this misguided action? The guy is armed and it is obvious that he had no criminal plans

    OT but self-defense related
    Please don't think that because you are young and in good shape you can't have a stroke. Learn the signs I was glad I did a while before it hit me because time is of the essence. I had lost all speech and feeling in half of my body it took scribbling with my off hand to convey my medical needs. Sometimes you need to be prepared to defend yourself from well...yourself.

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    kle wrote:
    ...maybe I oughtta use some lighter .357 Mag loads in my 2.25" SP101 =)
    The way I figure it, if I miss the BG, the fire ball out the barrel will at least burn him.



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    SP101 wrote:
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    ...maybe I oughtta use some lighter .357 Mag loads in my 2.25" SP101 =)
    The way I figure it, if I miss the BG, the fire ball out the barrel will at least burn him.

    if you're close enough for the fireball from still-burning propellant to hit the BG, but miss with the slug, then you're in serious doo-doo =)

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    He could be fireing a fire ball round

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    Toad wrote:
    He could be fireing a fire ball round

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    O' if t'were legal and the Fourth of July...

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    You can get them in handgun cals but it just isn't as impressive!!!!

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    Is that a real round for the shotgun??

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    Is that a real round for the shotgun??
    For next 4th of July.......


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    kle wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    Maybe he is working up a .25 caliber

    Tender wrists cannot handle the recoil yet. :P
    Well, I'd have put his age in the mid-late 20's, and he didn't look like a tender guy =)


    I suppose it's different strokes for different folks; for me, on recoil it's never been the wrists so much as the webbing between my thumb and index finger...maybe I oughtta use some lighter .357 Mag loads in my 2.25" SP101 =)
    My first OC rig was a .22, I am in my early 20's... I guess this puts me AHEAD of the curve! :P

    And wouldn't you know it, I am 22 years old, by the time I am 45 I will be oc'ing a .45

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    Ghettokracker71 wrote:
    .22? interesting...People gave me a hard time when I bought my .380ACP,lol. Better than nothing as aforementioned. That is pretty awsome he was OCing
    My CC piece is a Colt Gov't .380...
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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    openryan wrote:
    My first OC rig was a .22, I am in my early 20's... I guess this puts me AHEAD of the curve! :P

    And wouldn't you know it, I am 22 years old, by the time I am 45 I will be oc'ing a .45
    That'd be expensive, I expect, to have a handgun custom-chambered to whatever age-caliber you happen to be, not to mention to find factory (or custom-made) ammo for those calibers...Might be easier with black-powder and cast bullets.

    And just think, when you're 70 and carrying a .70-cal handgun!

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    roscoe13 wrote:
    My CC piece is a Colt Gov't .380...
    And what a wonderful gun that is, apparently (I've never shot one). I was jus' sayin' that a Ruger Mk III makes for an interesting Self Defense carry-piece, is all =)

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    kle wrote:
    roscoe13 wrote:
    My CC piece is a Colt Gov't .380...
    And what a wonderful gun that is, apparently (I've never shot one). I was jus' sayin' that a Ruger Mk III makes for an interesting Self Defense carry-piece, is all =)
    The group in my avatar (7 shots @ 7 yards, that's a dime in the scan for scale) was shot with it in the first 100 rds after it had been unfired for 18yrs. It's still got <200 rounds through it since new...
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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    .22...preferred weapon of some zombie hunters...maybe he knows something we don't...

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