Skip to comments.Read & React: Maine Man Uses .22 for Defense in Home Invasion
Posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:37 PM PST by marktwain
As McIntyre and Dellairo continued to batter Williams and Ramos, Williams broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he armed himself with a .22-caliber handgun equipped with a laser sight. Williams shot McIntyre in the leg then followed him, Dellairo, and the female out of the apartment. While outside the apartment, Dellairo lunged at Williams with a knife. In response, Williams fired off a couple surprised rounds, which struck Dellairos hip. As the three fled, they entered a vehicle, possibly with a second female. Williams fired two rounds that impacted the vehicles trunk in an effort to aid police in identifying the vehicle.
Police caught up with the female, McIntyre and Dellairo at St. Joseph Hospital, where McIntyre was arrested. Dellairo was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. The investigation is ongoing and police have yet to release the names of the two females believed to be involved.
Whats the moral to this story? Aside from surmising that a .22-caliber pistol makes a better weapon than an electric guitar, we can deduce that any firearm is capable of turning the tide of a deadly encounter. Of course, without proper training and the will to win, your firearm, regardless of caliber, will be of little benefit. What are your thoughts?
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Some Mossad agents carry .22’s. With practice, a .22 can definitely incapacitate or kill. Personally, a M9 or M1911 are better options.
Every freedom loving home in America should have at least one firearm chambered in .22 caliber.
Back before 1970, most murders were committed with the .22 LR.
He probably punctured the external iliac artery in the hip. That’s a pretty rapid bleed out.
I'm going to use that one if I ever find myself in a similar situation.
"Well, officer, I shot the burglar twice in the @$$ to help aid you in identifying the perp."
Williams fired two rounds that impacted the vehicles trunk in an effort to aid police in identifying the vehicle.
.22 is better than nothing, but .45 would have made a shorter story...
True on both counts.
On the other hand, I dated a girl in high school whose brother was shot in the forehead with a .22LR. He thought it was a bee sting initially. He has (as far as I know) minor brain damage but is otherwise normal.
I think 22s are underrated. My reason is that you can fire 10,000 rounds of 22 ammo without going broke, and there are few substitutes for total confidence that you will hit what you want to hit.
Something like the S&W 317 is pretty tempting, although I’ll have to wait until production can satisfy demand...light, not too big, 8 shots, reliable, and you can ‘test it out’ by shooting a few thousands rounds to see if you’re confident!
The Ruger LCR is another possibility, but I think I like the 317 better for looks and function.
A pistol is what you use if you have to fight your way to your rifle.
Most intelligence agencies, secret police, assassins and hit men know shot placement matters, and “in the leg” and “in the truck” ain’t it.
The leg? The hip?
Wow. I would be aiming at the head, face, and throat and pulling the trigger fast.
What good reason?
I'll bet that fatal hip shot was deflected up into the perp's abdomen, as .22 slugs are often found to do. It might not be a fight-stopper, but at close range there's enough energy in that 40-gr. projectile to make a real mess.
I grew up on a farm in the 1950s. Daddy had a .22 bolt action rifle ( a Remington 513 scoremaster). I can still remember him killing hogs when it got cold.
He would shoot them in the forehead with a .22 short. They would drop like they had been hit by lightning.
When I lived in Western Kansas I knew a guy who ran a small meat packing plant. He used a Marlin model 60 to kill the cows. He said it never failed. Of course he was at point blank range.
report is vague saying assailant hit in hip. But as we all know, shooting at the pelvic bone can have great impact. A 22 certainly can ricochet around in there very nicely.
I recall a study a while back that charted cal vs first round knockdown. I think the .22 was at around 85%. The higher calibers were around 95% first round knockdown. I was surprised. Like many I always thought of the 22 as a pea shooter. I guess it is simply a matter of shots on target. Look at all the damage the fool who tried to assassinate Regan was able to do with one.
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