David Reeves posted:
It has been said many times before... but.... the .22lr you have with you is better than the .45 that you don't.
I was part of two investigations of self defense shootings involving NAA mini revolvers. Both one shot, both stopped the aggression. One was a fatality, the other an intentional shot in the kneecap that made the attacker decide he badly needed to be elsewhere.
I remember reading a spy novel years ago where the hero was assisted by a HUMINT type that produced a Baby Browning .25acp and explained that no body wants to get shot so the loud noise of a gun shot was all that was needed.
Kind of a Biden approach to self defense...