Originally Posted by majorhavok
Yikes man.. that is awful. It's also probably why it's not respected because of the lack of "stopping power" because you didn't realize you had been shot and were still able to function at some level. The .22 is widely regarded as a joke of a round, but statistically it still kills more people every year than any other round. (possibly due to high instance of usage) But then again, the Israeli special forces use the .22 for assassination's so used properly like a headshot, it's clearly effective.
In all fairness to the .22LR, I didn't know what it felt like to be shot
And while I didn't go down or anything(high tolerance for pain), my leg was completely useless. If my tailgate wasn't down and within hobbling distance, I would have just called it a day and sat on the ground instead.
Basically, after the initial *thwack!* of the bullet hitting and going through, the muscle immediately began to contract and felt like it was being clamped on by a pitbull.
A very odd series of sensations, to say the least, but not at all what I would have expected a gunshot to feel like.
This happened at an outdoor range, by the way. Someone ND'd about 30' away from me when they fell over with their finger on the trigger