Skip to comments..22 LR Handgun for Self Defense? CCI Stinger Ammo Test (From a Ruger SR22)(Video)
Posted on 03/27/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT by servo1969
Test of the CCI Stinger, 32 gr copper-plated hollowpoint, from the Ruger SR22 handgun. The SR22 has a 3.5" barrel. Will the short barrel affect performance of what is typically known as a varmint load for rifles? There is also a "bonus" about halfway through the test.
BTW, this ammo was purchased during the "shortage" of early 2013, from the Nashville Armory. First "Stingers" I had seen in several months.
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The CCI Stinger is a vicious little round.
A new one. tnoutdoors9 does a follow up.
One of our (lost in a boating accident/ loaned to a vagrant relative) pistols is the SIG Mosquito which fires this round quite well.
over 1500 FPS out of the barrel, and great expansion/ wound cavity results.
Quite the loud POP when you fire it, but nuthin’ in recoil.
That it is for sure. Those who still imagine that a .22 is only fit for killing squirrels need to see a demo of the Stinger. I guarantee one round in the vitals will make Shrek stop and think.
Video is clear that Stingers are not for handguns.
it was developed as a varmint round out of rifles.
a .22 pistol with anything in it will not stop a bath salts crazed attacker.
Does the CCI Stinger work in any .22 LR (I have an old Remington rifle among many others)?
I got Mrs. Slim a S&W 351 PD, an 11 oz. J-frame 7 shot .22 magnum. Hornady CD ammo clock out at 1000 fps with good expansion and 90% weight retention.
Plus, if it doesn’t stop the guy, he’ll be deaf and on fire.
If your rifle says “.22LR” on it, it will fire Stingers.
Any gun beats no gun in every test...
Good choice with one exception, 22 WMR is not available, ANYWHERE.
When I got the gun I also got 500 rounds, about 6 months ago.
I’m even well supplied in .32-20 and .300 Savage.
Oh it’ll stop them, just not very quick. Unless you put one behind their ear.
I think what you are saying is that it also shoots CCI Stingers...is that right?
****Video is clear that Stingers are not for handguns.***
This is true. They do not have enough recoil to work in an auto pistol or rifle.
Bolt action is best for them.
If it is like my father’s Remington, nothing will work in it.
Not too long ago I got a Taurus Tracker 991 9 shot revolver in 22 mag. It is a hoot to shoot and very accurate. Also got 1200 rounds of Winchester PDX1 hollow point 40 grain ammo.
Cheap and fun to shoot!
But that was a long time ago.
It is my Dad's weapon and I would love for it to work (he passes last summer)...
Cool, but I’ll refrain from stating my opinion of Taurus (perhaps it was just my bad luck).
Granted, I am a revolver snob.
tnoutdoors9 has great videos. I am subscribed to his channel.
If you want to know what kind of ammo will devastate jello according to the FBI protocols, he da man.
My favorite is the vid of Winchester Ranger .45ACP “T” ammo. That “T” means “Talon”. They have re-marketed the infamous Black Talon round with a much more innocuous name. It works just like the original and it is devastating. Just don’t tell the libtard hoplophobes or they’ll get their panties in a wad...
The CCI Stinger is a vicious little round.
You will also notice an improvement in most brands of .22WRF.
Work fine in mine. They are extremely loud however, as another poster noted (ear protection required).
If you take a little notch out of the tip of each .22 the bullet will tumble and that makes it devastating at close range. Or should I say at the range you’d normally use a pistol.
Any .22LR firearm with a standard chamber should be okay for Stingers. However, if you have a good target-grade gun, I would avoid using 'em in that. .22LR "Match" chambers are a bit too snug for the Stinger, due to that cartridge's slightly longer case.
In regards to terminal ballistics, it was a predictable no-go.
Give them a try. If your rifle functions normally they’ll be just fine.
That is if you can find any Stingers these days.
There was both a very effective team of Mafia killers in the 1970s, who were known as the “.22 caliber hitters”. They were believed responsible for some 20 killings since 1976, and were never arrested for those crimes.
Likewise, Joseph Christopher, a psychotic racist and serial killer, was known as the “.22 caliber killer”, and over the course of a single year, he was believed to have killed at least twelve, and wounded numerous others. He was a US Army infantry private at the time.
Yes, it is not a big round.
WOOPS! MY MISTAKE! IT WAS CCI MINI-MAGS, not Stingers THAT WOULD NOT OPERATE MY AUTO GUNS!
Hey, it was 37 years ago. Memories fade.
Interesting. I have never heard a physsician address these issues before. I have head a guy who deals with these issue professionally recommend Winchester Silver Tip.
Not a physician.
But he did work for the Medical Examiner's Office...
Although they have gotten better, rim fires still aren’t as reliable as center fire. At least in my experience.
Put them between the running lights. It will do the job.
Fine pistols. Double plus good 22.
I am using Yellow Jackets because there are no Stingers to be found anywhere. I managed to squirrel away 200 before the big .22lr shortage. They give significantly more pucker factor than the regular American Eagle round nose lead bullets I practice with.
The names Principe and Gallina sounded familiar but I had forgotten the story.
Is 22 WMR the same as .22 Magnum — I think it is. That and .22 Short are the only 22s available in our local Walmarts and other ammo stores.
I was impressed by the Federal HST in .45 ACP.
Those things look like a tarantula when they’re dug out of the gel.
I like that truncated cone pill.
I just checked my WalMart for 22 Mag and no go.
I have to have some more then my small supply when I take the wife to try the new LCR I just got her — one box was all I could find the day I bought it.
Interesting lecture. Most die from hemorrhaging; plug those holes. A good chance no exit wound if shot by handgun. Speaks about the body position of the victim where the round ends up in places you don’t expect. Skin is surprisingly strong. Expected changes (in 2008) to trauma surgery based on Iraq and Afganistan war experiences...makes sense. The survival rates are high if you get the gun shot patient to surgery within the golden hour.
I also have a shorter barreled stainless model, but it's not a Mark II.
I do have a Ruger Single Six and although have never used the 22 mag cylinder, think I will go pick up a few boxes of 22 mag tomorrow and put it into use. Should have just got them today and saved the trip. Oddly, no one else in the area seems to be interested in them as they have been sitting there for weeks.
I have a 35 year old S&W 22 revolver. I’ve never had a failure to fire with it. I have had them when using semi-automatics, so I’m guessing some semi-autos aren’t hitting with enough whack, to use the technical terms...
I’m thinking my next rimfire will be the Henry 22 mag pump.
A little pricey, but pump shot guns are what I learned with as a kid so they always feel natural and I have never had a pump rifle.
Tell me about it... lol
I’ve seen SR-22s going for about $349. If you can find them.
22WMR is 22 mag. The only 22mag I’ve seen was rat shot.
The range is a bit limited. :-) Interesting that almost all common use ammo is not for sale. Almost everyone has a .22 rifle, or even a few. But now you can’t by ammo. So they have almost disarmed the masses by stopping the sale of ammo. Save what you have and buy what you can.
There’s a twist to that. .22 LR is notorious for after care lethality due to peritonitis. The bullet is just gifted for making tiny internal nicks, so the shootee will be in the hospital, in recovery, seeming to do fine... then suddenly they will get a 105F+ temperature and be dead within a few hours, no matter what the doctors do.
Any .22 LR in the abdomen and I would recommend to start pumping them full of antibiotics as soon as they arrive.
But not a whole lot of doctors know this trivia.
All I need to know is, will it penetrate a blue helmet?
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