Looking for a handgun for protection.

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by Hopper, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Hopper

    Hopper New Member

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    I am looking for a good reliable handgun to keep in the truck for protection from the growing number of weirdos that my wife could use also. A shotgun is just to hard to manuver in the cab. What would you suggest?

    Thanks
     
  2. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    A snub nose 38 or 357 mag would work.
     

  3. barefootarkie

    barefootarkie New Member

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    "a good reliable handgun...that my wife could use also"

    Glock 19 (9MM) loaded with good quality personal protection ammo.
    Very reliable. My wife shoots mine well.

    http://www.glock.com/

    Jimmy
     
  4. Truly a Glock you cannot go wrong with. I personally have an XD-40 and its a down right hand cannon and may be tough to control for some people. Either Springfield Armory or Glock handguns are the way to go if you want a gun that can hold up under extreme situaitons.
     
  5. hoggmaster

    hoggmaster New Member

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    i have a kimber 9MM and i love it...but you will pay a pretty penny for one though
     
  6. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well i personally would go wiht the SMITH&WESSON MODEL 500 MAGNUM!

    WHAT A BEAST

    that would stop ANYONE IN THEIR TRACKS INSTANTLY LMAO


    but seriously i would proally go with maybe a 45acp or a 44 mag
     
  7. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Brother, Before I got my wife a handgun I let her shoot several different ones. We found out that she could tolerate very little recoil which posed quite a problem. I thought for sure a .38 would work but she didn't even like that. What I finally found was a Taurus 941 in 22 mag. It is an 8 shot double/single action revolver and she can shot it comfortably and accurately. It is a good little pistol and I like it to boot. Here is a link for it.

    ST

    http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=370&category=Revolver
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    This is my Glock 26, 9MM. I chose Glock for reliability and the 26 is small, specially made for concealed carry. I've added a Laser sight to mine. My wife shoots it but she likes her S&W hammerless lightweight 38 SPL.
    You can see hers on my web site.
     
  9. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    GLOCK all the way. One external safety, two internal. Model 23 .40 cal. Small enough to conceal, big enough to put em down. Forget about the Trijicon sites for your purpose. You can pick them up for around $250 - $300.

    MAJ D
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i think your goin the wrong way al together on this , its not a good idea to get her a handgun at all if she needs protection get her a tazer it will hurt like the dickens and she wont have a death on her memory trust me on this . a tazer will stop an attacker without killin it. mace or pepper gas ,or even self defence classes any thing is better than taking anothers life and having a guilty thought later
     
  11. FishinginDavenport

    FishinginDavenport New Member

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    One thing that is VERY important. She and you as well must have training and not just how to shoot the gun. In many cases the handguns are taken from the victim and used against them. You also have to have the correct mentality. The old, "I just wanted to stop him/her and not kill them is the kiss of death to the shooters future. If the situation arises you must shoot to kill not injure or maim. Read the book " In the Gravest Extreme." But thats only a start to the training.

    Get in touch with a good lawyer and find out about your states laws.
     
  12. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    let me throw my 2 cents worth in here. I am not going to say what to get that is a matter of personal preferance. I would get smoething that you both like and don't mind shooting. Above all else stay safe and practice every chance you get. Also it may not be a bad idea to take a training class. you may also want tosee if your local p.d. or s.o. has a certified armorer that way you can make sure that whatever you get is within specs. and won't blow up on ya the first time you try to shoot it.
     
  13. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Taurus makes several good guns. I carry a 24/7 Pro .40S&W with me and I may get a 4410 Tracker SS sometimes next year. The 4410 shoots a 2 1/2in .410 or .45LC plus its a 6 shot revolver.
     
  14. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I agree with okee cop one hundard percent:big_smile:
     
  15. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I've thought that 4410 would be a dandy for a woman if it didn't kick much. How is the recoil?

    ST
     
  16. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    In a very general way women don't do well with semi autos with out a lot of traing. If you are talking inside your truck or at your truck a snup nose will doe the trick and believe me when you are at the point that you are shooting at someone to protect your life recoil is not realy a factor, It is a factor at the range because you have time to think about it.
     
  17. snakecotc

    snakecotc New Member

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    Rule #1: Never bring a Tazer to a gun fight.

    Rule#2: Women will usually fair better with a revolver. Its the simplicity. No misfires, no jams, no loading magazines. Im a big Glock fan, but a revolver would suit a woman better. Just make sure she knows when to use it and when not to.
     
  18. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Here is one of my wifes Lady Smith. Some times she carries it in her purse or pocket.. no hammer to hang. Loaded with +p+ it packs a punch. She likes it much better than my Glock for she has some trouble with having enough strength to work the Glock slide. The little Smith makes an ideal gun for a woman.
     

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  19. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Id Go With A 38
     
  20. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Some really good acvice here but Charles has a point. Get training for the women. Not you teaching them, they need to learn about taking a life from someone they consider a professional in personal protection and these courses develop the shooter for the mentel part.