Good Morning my fellow USCCA enthusiasts!
I was looking for some 22LR recommendations. I carry my 9mm and I have a few weapons in 9mm and .40 cal but none in 22LR. I have 2 main reasons for wanting one.
Training: I have been taking a handful of friends and family to the range and teaching them how to shoot. Some of which are 14-15 years of age. I think a 22LR would be more viable for training at the start as the ammo is not crazy expensive and well for slow fire, trigger pull is a trigger pull and grip is grip. As much as I find it funny to watch a first time shooter try and shoot my .40 and see the look on their face. I feel the 22LR is a better choice to ease the newbies into shooting especially the people whom are scared of firearms due to media, ect.
My wife is undergoing some surgeries soon due to an Army injury. We have been waiting for 12 months since her medical retirement for these damn surgeries as she has been in pain this entire time. One surgery will affect her wrist for a few months time and a 22LR may be a better option while she regains strength in her hand and wrist. She is expected to get back to normal after time and will be back to using her 9mm. During her recovery, she will be at home mostly but I would still like her to be able to use a firearm in defense without causing damage while I am at work. Some of you may argue that the damage to her wrist from a larger caliber would be worth the risk in a life or death situation. As I could agree, I also have two German shepherds to assist in the matter so I would rather not risk more damage if not needed.