U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We all have guilty pleasures, right? There are plenty of things I like that I am somewhat apologetic for liking. Adam Sandler movies pop up in my head. Sure the formula is tired but you might find me in the theater watching a Happy Madison production. When it comes to guns, my guilty pleasure has to be 22 caliber defensive handguns.
I know some of you are thinking 22 caliber and defensive should not be in the same sentence. To be clear, the 22 LR and 22 Magnum cartridges are rimfire rifle cartridges that lose a lot of their potential when put into pistols–especially tiny pistols. The power level is low and rimfire ignition can leave something to be desired. These rounds were never intended to be put into pistols yet somehow here we are. What we get in exchange is a handgun that be made smaller and lighter than other major caliber offerings like 380 ACP or 9mm Luger.
Convenience is the name of the game for most people who wish to carry a pistol for personal defense and sometimes the situation dictates …Read the Rest