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  • James Thibodeau

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    This is a recreation of the Triton Quik-Shok. Was mfg in numerous handgun calibers, super effective!!! I have some 40cal. 135gr at 1325fps !!
     

    Jstudz220

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    This is a recreation of the Triton Quik-Shok. Was mfg in numerous handgun calibers, super effective!!! I have some 40cal. 135gr at 1325fps !!
    Idk anything about it being quik shok but if I had to guess I’d say it’s this round re made/ marketed. It looks like the Winchester varmint HE 37gr segmenting hollow point
     

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    Magdump

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    This is a recreation of the Triton Quik-Shok. Was mfg in numerous handgun calibers, super effective!!! I have some 40cal. 135gr at 1325fps !!

    Thanks for the correction! I called them powershock in my previous post. I concur on the effectiveness of the .22LR version. Very hot round.
     

    Magdump

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    Idk anything about it being quik shok but if I had to guess I’d say it’s this round re made/ marketed. It looks like the Winchester varmint HE 37gr segmenting hollow point

    I have a bunch of CCI segmented rounds too. The subs are pretty good squirrel getters but regular CCI subsonic HP are more accurate in my primary squirrel rifle.
     

    sgt z

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    I don't know where or when I heard Stingers were used by Hinckley but I guess I didn't get that from the Washington Post. Thanks
     

    Magdump

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    I don't know where or when I heard Stingers were used by Hinckley but I guess I didn't get that from the Washington Post. Thanks
    Lol, yeah, prolly the worst rag to quote, but it was widely reported back in the day and I’m pretty sure stingers never came up. I did enjoy the old exploding bullet story though, and if anyone ever wondered where that mythological bullet got its start….
     

    Markmmg

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    I have used CCI Stingers while hunting small game and I stopped because they did so much damage to the game. It would blow big holes in squirrels. I switched to just a regular .22 LR ammo. One year after Halloween, my brother and I took the pumpkins from our houses and went out in a field to shoot them for target practice. I was shooting one with a 9mm pistol and it would just punch holes in it. My brother loaded .22 Stingers in his rifle and when he shot the pumpkin, it nearly exploded. We were surprised that the Stingers would blast large holes in the pumpkin. I guess the hollow point bullets were expanding. I guarantee that if I were ever shot by a .22 Stinger bullet, it would sure stop me in my tracks. It may not kill me immediately, but it would surely cause a lot of damage and hurt like all hell.
     

    Martman300

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    I had come across an active shooter video a couple months ago about the importance of cover.

    State police traffic stop, with vest on. The bag guy pulls a gun and opens fire, a 22LR pocket pistol. The bad guy is hit 6/8 times, on the ground bleeding out, but didn’t he ultimately lived.

    The officer doesn’t take cover, while on the radio, pistol in hand, the bad guy gets another round off, it strikes the officer just outside of the vest protection. 1 round of 22LR and the officer dies, the bad guy lives with 6/8 rounds.
     

    dantheman

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    There's a good article in the recent issue of Concealed Carry magazine this month . They test various calibers of ammo that might be used in home defense , including several shotgun rounds .
    Direct comparison on the same medium . .22LR performs surprisingly well . Obviously not the best choice but better than expected .
     

    Jstudz220

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    There's a good article in the recent issue of Concealed Carry magazine this month . They test various calibers of ammo that might be used in home defense , including several shotgun rounds .
    Direct comparison on the same medium . .22LR performs surprisingly well . Obviously not the best choice but better than expected .

    for some reason people have always underestimated what .22lr is capable of even with the testing and data we have these days. Shot placement is everything. When people make ignorant comments about.22lr not being sufficient enough to kill a human I ask them to show me a spot on the human body where .22lr wouldn’t kill you but 9mm or another pistol caliber would.

    this is just my personal opinion but the main reason I wouldn’t carry it or go to it first in a home defense situation is because of how finicky rimfire cartridges can be. Although we have rounds like CCI Mini mags that are damn near 100% most of the time they just aren’t as reliable as a center fire cartridge. I shot 200 rounds of CCI Mini mags today out of my 10/22 without a hiccup using bx25 oem magazines. With that said I’ve still experienced the occasional dud with .22 ammo.
     
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    dantheman

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    Way back in one of my former lives , I was a BRCP Reserve Officer . One night we went to a shooting on Highland Rd. A guy had been shot with a .22 , dead center in his chest . He was flat on his back and going into shock . EMS was packaging him up and getting him ready to ship . He was out of it . I don't know if he lived or not . Until that night I never had much respect for .22lr .
     

    James Thibodeau

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    These are a remake of the QuikShok round Triton made in the late 80s early 90s. I recently got my hands on some 135 and 155 gr 40S&W rounds. They are pretty wild
     

    James Thibodeau

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    I had come across an active shooter video a couple months ago about the importance of cover.

    State police traffic stop, with vest on. The bag guy pulls a gun and opens fire, a 22LR pocket pistol. The bad guy is hit 6/8 times, on the ground bleeding out, but didn’t he ultimately lived.

    The officer doesn’t take cover, while on the radio, pistol in hand, the bad guy gets another round off, it strikes the officer just outside of the vest protection. 1 round of 22LR and the officer dies, the bad guy lives with 6/8 rounds.

    1993 I believe South Carolina Trooper. Dirtbag shot him once with NAA 22 over the vest into armpit, was shot 5 times 158gr 357 mag. Was hard to watch. SC went to 40 cal after that.
     

    JBP55

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    1993 I believe South Carolina Trooper. Dirtbag shot him once with NAA 22 over the vest into armpit, was shot 5 times 158gr 357 mag. Was hard to watch. SC went to 40 cal after that.

    They have been issuing 9mm pistols for more than 6 years.
     

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