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Ahsanfurqan
01-07-2009, 03:02 AM
in this thread dear members plz explain is it better to keep imported .22 like WALTHER p22 for self defence or local 9mm for self defence .which is more reliable?
like what is the performace difference in 9mm and .22
if someone has a choice of these 2 guns i.eWALTHER p22 or BERETTA9mm clone only(no other choice) which will be better for personal defence?

KageFox
01-07-2009, 04:21 AM
Any specific reason for the two restricted choices?

Given the choice, I wouldn't go for either gun. The Walther P22 (.22Lr) is a good, well made reliable pistol, but the fact remains that the .22 caliber is not much of a self defence round. That, and the fact the misfires are common in .22LR ammo, due to its nature (rimfire as compared to centrefire as in 9mm).

The .22LR round is not a very viable option as a personal defence round. In contrast, the 9mm is a much better option. Though, a .22 pistol is the best self-defence option for the handicapped or the elderly.

I don't know why but I wouldn't want to trust my life to local made guns. I know that there are some very good pieces out there but... reliability is still a factor.

IF given the above two to choose from, I would go with the Walther P22, due to it being compact and easy to carry. Cheap ammo will allow me to find the brand the gun likes best.

Ahsanfurqan
01-07-2009, 04:33 AM
@ kage fox: thx for the reply bro

actually my elder brother is going abroad permanently. he has two above mentioned guns ie. p22 and beretta92fs clone and before going he is going to give one to me and one to his brother-in-law so he offered me to choose first.plz help me in choosing.
thx

TAREEN
01-07-2009, 09:45 AM
In my opinion, just to help construct the decision, I would have chosen p22, sold it, added some money & bought a new 9mm within 50k budget.

Abu Al Hawl
01-07-2009, 09:54 AM
Ahsan,

i support Tareen Bhai's advise.

Monis
01-07-2009, 10:21 AM
Great advice Tareen

Aamar
01-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Imported .22 :D

Ka_Khan
01-07-2009, 03:50 PM
In my opinion, just to help construct the decision, I would have chosen p22, sold it, added some money & bought a new 9mm within 50k budget.
TAREEN Sahib now we know how successful business men You are.
Very good suggestion. :)

Ahsanfurqan
01-07-2009, 03:53 PM
thx u all friends bt dont u think that it wont be a wise decision to get a chinese or other 9mm instead of a german pistol?
on ur advises m going for p22

Dr Zakir
01-07-2009, 11:09 PM
go for walther p22 one you are getting it free secondly .22 is must for a collection you can get extended barrel and compensator if you like local bretta colone is much cheaper and you can buy it at half the price of p22 any time you want

Conceal Carry
01-07-2009, 11:39 PM
For SD a larger caliber is recomended because a .22 will not not only not stop the aggressor immediately, it will make him angry and the chances are if he is armed, he is going to either kill you or harm you seriously. A larger caliber (minimum 9mm) causes a shock and (generally) tends to stop / demotivate the aggressor from continuing his assault.

Taurus
01-07-2009, 11:47 PM
+1 Tareen

AK-86
02-07-2009, 12:46 AM
salam to all,

Well brother thats true that Local pistols are not trust worthy, a local pistol can be best if u put an order to a local gun smith, who knows u or ur family or friends, so will make a best pistol for u.

And yes while reading the post, i was thinking in the same way as tareen said. Sell the p22 and buy a Taurus or Stoeger, both are 9mm.

Abbas
02-07-2009, 02:14 AM
As suggested by other members, I would sell both and get a Taurus 909 or a Stoeger.

PUNJTANI5
15-05-2011, 06:05 PM
if u are an ambient shooter go 4 9mm local bretta clone
other wise go 4 .22 lr walther one

personally if i were u , i would have kept both the guns with myself and asked the sala of my bro "BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME" these are my brother's weapons and i and only i will have them

in the words of Daffy duck
me me me me me me mine mine mine mine mine mine, go away go away go away

Aquarius
15-05-2011, 08:41 PM
if u are an ambient shooter go 4 9mm local bretta clone
other wise go 4 .22 lr walther one


Niether is best for SD in between these two.

BTW its almost two years old thread as you can look at the last post by Chief.