I want some input from you like-minded degenerates on this board.
I'm well-versed in many firearms for protection, but I have absolutely no experience with .22 magnum fired out of a full-sized pistol.
This is for my 14 year old daughter to open carry. She's hell with a Bersa .380 thunder, but the Bersa only holds 7 rounds.
I'm interested by the Kel Tec PMR-30 in .22WMR that holds 30 rounds, so I'm considering switching her out if she likes (and can fire) the Kel Tec as well as she does the Bersa. Here are the potential uses in order of likely uses:
1. Unleashed pit bulldogs (when she takes her younger siblings on daily walks)
2. Wandering moose & bear (noisemaker to scare them off)
3. Possible two-legged scumbag wearing a heavy jacket in winter (the reason I won't consider .22LR)
4. Wolves (LINK
Not that I consider .380 a powerhouse, but would .22WMR fired from a pistol (4.3" barrel) be at least as effective as a .380 (3.5" barrel)?
7 rounds vs. 30 rounds?
Remember, we're talking about use by a 14 year old girl here.
Your thoughts, opinions, and smart-allec comments are appreciated.