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With the number of .22 assault rifles currently on the market, I was curious about the opinion of members of such a weapon as an addition to a home armory. The plus points, as I see them: (1) high capacity magazines, cheap ammo, both for practice as well to build up a good reserve, (3) setting off fewer bells than the purchase of a real black rifle. The big downside would have to include, obviously, (1) less power/knockdown.
 

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Evil Zim said:
With the number of .22 assault rifles currently on the market, I was curious about the opinion of members of such a weapon as an addition to a home armory. The plus points, as I see them: (1) high capacity magazines, cheap ammo, both for practice as well to build up a good reserve, (3) setting off fewer bells than the purchase of a real black rifle. The big downside would have to include, obviously, (1) less power/knockdown.
Please don't take this wrong; but, an assault rifle is one capable of fully-automatic fire. I think you are making reference to a semi-automatic sporting/tactical rifle and not an assault rifle. The media and gunhaters have made us into villains using this description of anything they do not approve of ....

Now, to you questions -- I have a couple ruger 10/22s sitting around here and a 22LR conversion kit for an AR. You can take a 10/22 and trick it out in a dozen different ways!!

#1: They are cheap to shot compared to their centerfire cousins;
#2: They are a load of fun;
#3: They are really good to introduce the shooting sports to ladies and kids;
#4: If it is what I had handy in a threat situation - you can bet your boots I would use it!!

Setting off bells by purchasing a black rifle -- I do not worry about that. If I still owned every gun what was sold and recorded to me, my house foundation could not stand the weight ... BTW: All my guns and ammo were lost in a boating accident a few months back!!
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Evil Zim said:
With the number of .22 assault rifles currently on the market, I was curious about the opinion of members of such a weapon as an addition to a home armory. The plus points, as I see them: (1) high capacity magazines, cheap ammo, both for practice as well to build up a good reserve, (3) setting off fewer bells than the purchase of a real black rifle. The big downside would have to include, obviously, (1) less power/knockdown.
Please don't take this wrong; but, an assault rifle is one capable of fully-automatic fire. I think you are making reference to a semi-automatic sporting/tactical rifle and not an assault rifle. The media and gunhaters have made us into villains using this description of anything they do not approve of ....

Now, to you questions -- I have a couple ruger 10/22s sitting around here and a 22LR conversion kit for an AR. You can take a 10/22 and trick it out in a dozen different ways!!

#1: They are cheap to shot compared to their centerfire cousins;
#2: They are a load of fun;
#3: They are really good to introduce the shooting sports to ladies and kids;
#4: If it is what I had handy in a threat situation - you can bet your boots I would use it!!

Setting off bells by purchasing a black rifle -- I do not worry about that. If I still owned every gun what was sold and recorded to me, my house foundation could not stand the weight ... BTW: All my guns and ammo were lost in a boating accident a few months back!!
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Another positive is that the presentation of a gun, regardless of caliber, is often all it takes to end a situation - guns are presented much more frequently than they are used. So, a tacti-cool .22 might be a viable option in the majority of confrontations. I have two tacti-cool rifles. They are fun. They are economical to shoot. They look cool. But they would not be my first choice should I need a rifle for SD. That said, I do feel they are a viable option for others who might not have the availability or desire for a larger caliber.
 

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Captain, I can't believe the coincidence. I lost all my guns in a boating accident too. "That pond was so deep they simply weren't recoverable, Mr. G-man."
 

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Another positive is that the presentation of a gun, regardless of caliber, is often all it takes to end a situation - guns are presented much more frequently than they are used. So, a tacti-cool .22 might be a viable option in the majority of confrontations. I have two tacti-cool rifles. They are fun. They are economical to shoot. They look cool. But they would not be my first choice should I need a rifle for SD. That said, I do feel they are a viable option for others who might not have the availability or desire for a larger caliber.
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I own multiple 22s. None of which are "tactical".

Their purpose is small game, varmit control, developing proper shooting skills and fun, economical shooting (plinking).

There is no place for a 22LR in the sense of "man-stopper" as far as I'm concerned unless it is the only firearm available at that exact moment.

Just my two cents.
 

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1985 4runner said:
I own multiple 22s. None of which are "tactical".

Their purpose is small game, varmit control, developing proper shooting skills and fun, economical shooting (plinking).

There is no place for a 22LR in the sense of "man-stopper" as far as I'm concerned unless it is the only firearm available at that exact moment.

Just my two cents.
Agreed! It occupies a niche as was stated!
 

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Captain, I can't believe the coincidence. I lost all my guns in a boating accident too. "That pond was so deep they simply weren't recoverable, Mr. G-man."
Pond hell! Mine were lost in the MS River. Too easy to search a pond! :blol:
 

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gunluvinatty said:
Captain, I can't believe the coincidence. I lost all my guns in a boating accident too. "That pond was so deep they simply weren't recoverable, Mr. G-man."
Pond hell! Mine were lost in the MS River. Too easy to search a pond! :blol:
Did you put out a APB on them? I bet somebody found atleast one of them.. look how many workers are down there in the gulf cleaning up that oil spill.
 

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BTW: All my guns and ammo were lost in a boating accident a few months back!!
Yeah I thought we may be overloading that johnboat with all our guns. That was the deepest pond I ever run across. Glad you were driving, I had too many beers to find that pond again.
 

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OMG that pond has got to be getting full. Thats why im glad all mine where lost in the pond at my house in a freak turtle hunt problem. Them little suckers fliped the boat over an barried them guns in the bottom of the pond to save themself.


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Yall are so full of sh!t. Your guns are not in a pond. I "straw" purchased them for my Mexican drug lord friends.
Back to topic though. If you are worried about bells you need a new hobby. What a gun looks like has nothing to do with its function. Take a look a the Walther P22, why does it look like it does? I mean honestly. What is a gun supposed to look like? If you want a nylon covered rifle with rails, lazers, halos, night vision, ect. then get one. Don't let what others think interfere with your passion.
 
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