shovel vs 12 guage. Hmmmmmmm. I think that would work out OK.
Hey, hey, hey! Don't forget the "axes that they mentioned. That ought to pretty well even things up-not!
I will take a .22 against a shovel so long as I get to decide when the guy with the shovel is close enough. I figure about three rounds at 100 yards will slow him down enough so I don’t have to worry. No, I have never shot a man but I have killed a dog at that range with a .22 rifle with iron sights. One of my brothers killed a dog at that distance with a .22 revolver. No, we don’t just go around shooting dogs for no reason but out in the country sometimes there are feral dogs that are dangerous.