over hitting him 5 times, 120 ft lb .32 ACP load. In the time it takes you to get those 4 extra hits, I can clear a malfunction. The rd in the chamber CAN'T fail to feed, ya know, and it's the first rd in the gun that has the best chance of saving you. the more rds you have to fire, the more LUCK you need to survive the attack. I"ll take a 356 TSW Star(that fails to feed or extract-eject) once in every 10 shots, over a FLAWLESSLY functioning .32, ANY day. NOt that I'd except a failure rate of once in 100, but that a .32 is so POOR. An EMPTY gun can bluff. So can one with a broken firing pin, but once you DO have to fire, a .22 is a better choice than a .32, cause you are more likely to PRACTICE enough to reliably hit the HEAD with it (just like you are going to have to do with the .32, in order to have a reasonable expectation of stopping an attacker. 3000 rds a year thru a pocket .22lr is nothing much. It would send a .32 Keltec back to the factory for SURE, probably 2-3x, in fact.