If you were to select a. 22 LR pistol for individual defense, main bring or backup, what kind of ammo do you think is most effective? This is the very first in a series of ammo tests with a short barrel.22 semi-auto; Ruger SR22P with a 3.5" barrel.
I am using the CCI Mini-Mag 40 grain copperplated solid in this test, distance of 10 feet with the SIM-TEST media (calibrated ballistic gel) and 4 layers of denim per IWBA protocol. My main objective with this ammo choice is to obtain a concept of penetration possibilities compared to JHP's checked in larger calibers, plus a point of contrast for.22 LR hollowpoints that will be checked in the future.
While the.22 LR is basically the "bottom floor" or last hope in quality choice for self-defense, the compact nature of these handguns combined with low recoil and shootability could make it a practical choice for some folks. As kept in mind in the video, I am NOT promoting this alternative, simply providing information that may help you decide.
MARCH 2013: Exact same idea, testing the CCI Stinger
CAM: Sony HDR-CX560, 60p, 28 mbps, 1920 x 1080 HD.
EDITING: Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11, MP4, 30p, 16 mbps.