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Old 02-04-2010, 09:14 PM
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Default Wife Wants A Handgun, Neep Help

So after reading Shawns post about his intruder; I became more motivated to find a good handgun for the ol-lady in the house.

I think a Judge would be a great gun, point, shoot, and hit.

But,,,, what about the other stray bbs flying through the house.

I have lots guns, but not a hand cannon; need a little advice.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:21 PM
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Never shot one, but would'nt it kick like a mule?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:26 PM
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I messed up and bought a 40 my wife is scared to death of it......but on the other side it should scare the hell out of the intruder
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:26 PM
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I bought my wife a 9mm Glock model 19 and she likes it. It fits good in here hands and easy to use and reliable
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:27 PM
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I would Probly get her a 9 or something she is comfortable shooting
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:30 PM
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I have a Judge, with 410 buck shot I find it kicks about like my 45ACP.
The Judge is a great home defense weapon, but not for the wife.

I looked at the Walther PK380 at the Gonzales Gun Show, sweet hand gun and reasonably priced.

my 2 cents
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:33 PM
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I bought a wheel gun for my wife. S&W DA 357 , No worries about clips chambers or safties. 6 shots of bad to the bone HPs.
She can paper pop w/ 38 wad cutters and qualify w/ mags .
She can fire 6 speed load and fire 6 more and keep em all in a 3 inch circle .
(That's why i say YES DEAR)
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:40 PM
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my wife has a glock 19 (9mm) that she carries in her car and keps in the nightstand i also bought her a kel tec sub 2000 .40 cal sub-rifle it take a 30 round glock mag. hardly any recoil from both guns. she shoots both guns with confidence . i bought the rifle for when i leave on the weekends to fish this gun is very intimidating and can back it up with 30 rounds!!! the key id to teach your wife to shoot and to help her learn how her gun works ( taking it apart, removing jammed bullets safely, ect...) lemme know if your wife wants to test fire any of these guns and ya ll can meet us at the range to see if she like the feel
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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I messed up and bought a 40 my wife is scared to death of it......but on the other side it should scare the hell out of the intruder
what kind of 40?? glock?? if so and you wanna sell holler at me
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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my wife has a glock 19 (9mm) that she carries in her car and keps in the nightstand i also bought her a kel tec sub 2000 .40 cal sub-rifle it take a 30 round glock mag. hardly any recoil from both guns. she shoots both guns with confidence . i bought the rifle for when i leave on the weekends to fish this gun is very intimidating and can back it up with 30 rounds!!! the key id to teach your wife to shoot and to help her learn how her gun works ( taking it apart, removing jammed bullets safely, ect...) lemme know if your wife wants to test fire any of these guns and ya ll can meet us at the range to see if she like the feel





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Yall better not ever make yall's wife's mad
dood you dont even know
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:48 PM
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S & W makes a hammerless 38/357 that's real nice. Small so a lady's hands fit well, you can even get it w/ pink grips!
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Beretta 32 tomcat w/crimson trace laser sights shooting home defense rounds , very com pact and easy consealment....
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:32 AM
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kahr PM9 or Glock 26

maybe a J frame smith, i wouldn't go with less than a 9mm
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Kel-Tec 380 ACP is what my wife carries. Great little handgun.
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I would much fix stray bb hole in the wall than someone get my wife or kids. The Judge in my opinion would be the best for close range. Especially for someone that hasn't handled a gun much. You don't where a single bullet may go when panic sets in. The Judge w/ a load of #4's or larger will knock a SOB to the ground quick! Just point & pull. The 410 buckshot has only 5 00's & are stacked end to end when the leave the barrel they scatter bad! Could possibly miss at 30'. I shot buckshot & #4's, my choice is the #4's. May not kill a intruder but I'll promise you he won't want any more!
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what kind of 40?? glock?? if so and you wanna sell holler at me

O no thats my baby its going in my truck just as soon as i get her a 9......I try not to sell any of my guns. I figure they paid for and the more i got the better i'll be
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its like anything else. What ever she is comfortable with holding. I have the pocket pistol Ruger LCP .380, it fits my wife well but has a good bit of recoil for such a small gun. She probably likes the .38 revolver the best. Thats most accurate and most sold gun for women. My mom is scary accurate with hers!! Now my sister on the other hand loves shooting my Glock .40!

Come by the house one day, I'll let you take a few of em if you want and take her to Shooting Range on Kirkman and try em out.

Other things to think of are safeties on the gun, ease of use, & good spot for easy access but away from the little kiddies. The old 20 gauge pump makes a great home defense gun too.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:50 AM
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the judge is pretty much worthless IMHO, a gimmick

I would NOt trust my life to .410 and .380
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