The only downside is hearing the mental anguish this woman went through. Good for her and glad to hear the world is free of another bad guy.
+1...a 22-cal can be a very effective tool, especially at close range with minimum recoil. I'm surprised that the felon allowed the woman the freedom to access her weapon in the night table, but good for her...also shows how a revolver can often be a better tool than an autoloader in times of stress. If the automatic wasn't cocked and locked with the safety on (or off), she probably never would have had the chance to get a shot off and save herself.vmtcmt said:"...not by much"?
It stopped the attack, and the guy died. Doesn't get much more effective than that. I would rather have a few good hits with a .22, than a bunch of misses with a .45.