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Old 04-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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Looking for home protection handguns that even wife can handle. 380, 9mm.. she's new to guns needs to be simple and reliable, no revolvers.
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Originally Posted by miktri View Post
......no revolvers......
Why.....big mistake If not a revolver 20ga coachgun.....no autoloaders for a rookie gun owner....bad bad bad.
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Why.....big mistake If not a revolver 20ga coachgun.....no autoloaders for a rookie gun owner....bad bad bad.


I carry a 9mm auto but this is my night stand gun

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Pump shotgun.. anyone can operate it and it always works, my wife shoots one. If its a pistol then it needs to be a revolver for the same reason, shoots till its out of ammo, my wife shoots one, Even with a misfire keep squeezing and it goes to the next one. A semiauto doesnt belong in an untrained, unskilled persons hands. When things go to sh*t and your auto malfunctions most people wont be able to clear it, and you'll die.

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Originally Posted by miktri View Post
Looking for home protection handguns that even wife can handle. 380, 9mm.. she's new to guns needs to be simple and reliable, no revolvers.
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Can't get any simpler than a revolver.
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Can't get any simpler than a revolver.
or a 20 ga. pump shotgun...
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Smith and Wesson body guard... the wifey likes it.
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or a 20 ga. pump shotgun...
except "a 20 ga. pump shotgun" ain't a HANDGUN.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
except "a 20 ga. pump shotgun" ain't a HANDGUN.
But it's a lot easier for a woman to shoot and hit something with.......
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Any gun you have. Take her to the range and give her proper training and she can use any gun you can. Unless this is something you are forcing on her (which is not a good idea) she should be willing to learn.
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You just need to find her a pretty little lady revolver she's probably got a rust cowboy killer image of a revolver.

If she's that picky get her a 9mm under the condition that she shoots all 1000 rds you bought with the gun after she gets it.
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1) Let her shoot a medium size 357 revolver with 38 spl in it. Then put the same rounds in a 2 snubby.
2) Let her shoot a small blowback operated 380.
3) Let her shoot a full size 9mm.
4) Let her decide.
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Taurus M605, SW air weight...
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Sound advice jo. Take her to a shop/range that will allow her to try the feel of several guns in the shop and then, after she has it narrowed down to some favorites, take them to the range.

Have to agree with previous posts though. My wife's home defense gun is an 11-87 with a magazine extension giving it 11 rounds of 2 3/4" ammo. A long gun seems to be more easy and natural for her to handle.
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FN Five Seven. Low recoil and has 20round magazine. The wife shoots the heck out of hers.
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...asp?fid=FNF003
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Originally Posted by FloataBoat View Post
FN Five Seven. Low recoil and has 20round magazine. The wife shoots the heck out of hers.
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...asp?fid=FNF003
Now your talking. It's a handgun and an auto just like the OP asked. Plus, that's a freaking beast!
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Originally Posted by miktri View Post
needs to be simple and reliable, no revolvers.
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Oxymoronic statement.......revolvers ARE simple and reliable.

If it must be a handgun, why not a S&W 642 .38 +P with laser dot? No safety, just pick it up and fire it until it's empty.
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Smith & Wesson 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Grip and +p+.. My wife is dead on with this gun..
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Smith & Wesson 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Grip and +p+.. My wife is dead on with this gun..
Yes, but without the &%#&*$# worthless lock.......!!!!
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Originally Posted by Uncas View Post
Yes, but without the &%#&*$# worthless lock.......!!!!
In my house she has the option from her S&W to a .22, to a tactical 12 gauge w/light.. to a close quarter assult riffle... this thread it's about HANDGUN FOR HOME PRETECTION THAT WIFE CAN HANDLE...

I just posted what MY WIFE can handle best in an unwanted scenario...
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