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.22lr Pocket Pistols

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by druryj, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Beau B

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    I’ve got a couple...Ruger LCP II in .22lr and a NAA bugout in .22 wmr.
    I bought the Ruger from my neighbor and it was kind of jammy at first, I had the best luck with some high velocity 40gr Armscor. After shooting it a bit it runs a lot better, I was running 36gr bulk box through it a couple weeks ago with no cycling problems. My brother suggested graphite lube, especially around the feed ramp and that did seem to improve things. The trigger is surprisingly nice IMO, so much nicer than the original LCP.
    The NAA was an impulse purchase from too much armslist over this last snowstorm, I kind of like it though. Fun in its own way. About the size of a set of car keys.
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    Keep in mind that .22 Mag needs some barrel length to develop velocity.
    A member asked on here about using a .22 mag Davis derringer as a self defense firearm.
    I have one and put it across a chrono.
    900 FPS was all it could do.
    I don’t have a .22 LR model to test in that model.
     
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  3. Beau B

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    I’m a pretty sorry shot with it, probably wouldn’t attempt anything outside of five-ten yards!
     
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    Guns like that are “belly guns”. Not meant to shoot more than 3’ or closer as a last resort.
     
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    Definitely not a target pistol, but deadly nevertheless... :drunk2:

    "In the last couple of years Hornady, Speer and Winchester have introduced .22 WMR ammunition with new bullets that reliably expand when fired in handguns with very short barrels. A great example is Hornady’s 45-grain Critical Defense load, which has an FTX bullet. It leaves a 1.12-inch barrel at about 1,000 fps and produces approximately 100 foot-pounds of energy (fpe). The FTX bullet has a polymer insert in its nose that’s surrounded by five skives (slits) in the tip of the jacket. When the FTX impacts tissue, the polymer deforms quickly, causing the jacket to separate at the five points where it is skived. This ensures reliable expansion to .30 caliber."

    "Speer has introduced a Gold Dot Short Barrel .22 Magnum cartridge. It has a 40-grain bullet that factory ballistics indicate leaves a 1.12-inch barrel at 1,050 fps and generates 99 fpe. The 40-grain bullet’s jacket is electroplated to a soft lead core. The bullet nose has a “relatively large for caliber” hollow point and five skives that are a little smaller than the Critical Defense FTX’s. When fired into a test medium like water or ballistic gelatin, the little 40-grain Gold Dot fragments and expands to about .31 caliber."


    https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2015/07/mini-manstoppers-using-a-22-wmr-load-for-self-defense/
     
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    Yeah that seems reasonable.
     
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    Went shooting Friday and Saturday -- Shot my LCP II .22lr -- shot from the bench, was hitting my .22lr swingers at 26 yards, wasn’t as consistent shooting standing, offhand -- but if I did my part the Ruger shot excellent !!!!!!!
     
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    Also referred to as "Get The F&*% Off" Me guns.
     

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