Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Political and climate refugee in Texas.
In the winter of 1969 in Washington D.C. i was the victim of a would-be mugging. It took two rounds from a .22 to stop the assault. One attacker was down the other one ran before the second shot was fired.
In April of 1988, I used one round to stop a situation in a remote backpacking location on the Appalachian trail in the Shenandoah National park. One round from a North American Arms .22 mini revolver.
On Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend 2017, it was an attempted car jacking at an interstate rest stop just past Ft. Hancock Texas. No shots fired, just presence of firearm and they ran.
In 1969 I witnessed a shooting just outside the window of Gaffney's Irish Bar on the corner of 14th street and Colorado ave, in Washington D.C. Two guys arguing evolved to a shoving match and the guy starting the fight pulled a strait razor on his opponent. The other guy pulled a small revolver that looked like a cheap RG 22, and shot the razor guy three times. Razor guy fell back on the pavement and coughed and gagged up a lot of foamy blood, then was dead when the medics and cops got there. Three rounds ended attack.
In 1986, a friend of a friend was getting his car in the D.C. Merto parking garage and was mugged by a teenage gang banger. The friend, named Al, tried one of his black belt karate moves, it failed and he got shot by the Raven .25 the gang banger had. Al fell on his face and died immediately face down on the pavement. One round from a .25acp at very close range.
It doesn't seem to take a lot of rounds.
Don't over do it, just enough will do.