Some 3,000 years ago in the 9th century BC it is recorded that a small shepherd boy permanently sorted a giant warrior who is variously reckoned to have been six foot nine tall in his armor .. or maybe 9ft. 9 inches. - Either way David is recorded as using the stopping power of a small stone slung from his birding sling-shot to terminate 'Goliath'.
..the bigger they are ..
Check-out this article about Israeli small bores: Link:
"Back in the late 1960s and 1970s even the Israelis were still learning how to improve security. Israeli’s selected the Beretta 70/71 because this .22 caliber pistol is a compact, accurate and flawlessly reliable performer that could easily be used to quickly and accurately deliver multiple rounds into vital parts of a human body. The Beretta Model 70/71 in .22 Long Rifle has virtually no recoil and can be easily controlled in rapid fire. There was also little chance that a .22 caliber bullet would cause significant collateral damage inside the crowded cabin of an airliner. No group of armed professionals ever used a .22 caliber pistol as effectively as Israeli Mossad operators and Israeli sky marshals."
- The Beretta Model 70 and the functionally identical Model 71, both in .22 LR, have served with great distinction as the signature terminator pistol of the Mossad, the premiere intelligence agency of the State of Israel. The Beretta 70 was also carried by Israeli Sky Marshals.
There is also well authenticated history of using .22" R/F rifles (Ruger 10/22s) for riot control where this "less lethal" caliber may be used safely & quietly to neutralize mob leaders in situations when use of a full bore battle weapon is thought unwise.
Ruger SR-22 Tactical Rifle.
Use the right tool for the job eh .. and the ammo is cheaper for training too.
All that being right - I do understand that Mossad has now standardized on 9mm handguns - but I don't have any direct evidence of that🙂.Marty K.