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Underestimation can prevent you from using an object to its potential. Do not underestimate the value of the pocket rimfire pistol in your defensive handgun lineup as it can serve as a highly effective training tool.

Occasional ammo shortages notwithstanding, the .22 LR cartridge tends to be very affordable to shoot. A rimfire version of a defensive pistol can allow the shooter to improve both accuracy and weapon manipulation skills.

In addition, for anyone with significant upper body strength deficiencies or physical ailments, a gun chambered in .22 LR might be the only handgun that can be reliably operated. While few people would claim that a .22 will be as effective as a 9mm or .45 ACP at stopping a determined attacker, a pistol loaded with .22-caliber rounds and effectively employed can be a life saver.

Scroll through the gallery above for a few of the .22-caliber rimfire handguns on the market that are worth your consideration when it comes to CCW self-defense.

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Charter Arms Pathfinder
http://www.charterfirearms.com

Kimber Rimfire Conversion Kit
http://www.kimberamerica.com

North American Arms .22 LR Mini-Revolver
http://www.northamericanarms.com

Ruger LCR-22
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger SR-22
Ruger SR-22

Sig Sauer P938 22LR Rosewood
http://www.sigsauer.com

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Taurus 22 PLY
http://www.taurususa.com

Taurus Model 94
http://www.taurususa.com

Walther PPK/S
http://www.waltherarms.com

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