GUN Recommend a Gun for my Mom...

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  1. DJMunich

    DJMunich American Eurotrash

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    So my Mom (of all people) wants something for self-defense.

    I'm thinking something small that would fit in her purse. Something easy to use, and also something relatively inexpensive.
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    I have a Llama .22 pistol. small and holds 8rounds



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    next to a 5.56 round
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    so when someone steals your mom's purse they will also get her gun...awesome
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    Also for it to stay in her purse she will need to get her CCL
     
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    Sir Alan Quartermaine Banned

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    she needs to get kimber pro carry II .45 acp.


    and a CCL
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    get her one of these



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    :mamoru:
     
  7. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    Kel-Tec P32
    Bersa .380 thunder


    or my personal fav. Kahr PM9 and PM40
     
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    my mom used to keep a S&W .38 snubnose with hammer guards in between her seat and console in her car. was a nice compact little gun that carried a punch.
     
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    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    Llama?? Are you kidding me? They have to be the single most shitty made 1911's I have ever shot. And .22 caliber? Come on now...
     
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    well, it's better than using her nails I guess :dunno:

    How about a Kahr
     
  11. krott5333

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    well I'm assuming your mom isnt a big gun person, so I would go with a revolver.. much easier to clean, operate, and rely on when she needs it most. A 38 snubby would work well, check out the charter arms line of revolvers. Taurus and Colt have some good offerings as well, should be able to get a nice one for about $250, I would go with a hammerless model.
     
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    the one my mom had in her car had these screw on hammer guards. you could use your thumb to pull the hammer back (all that you could touch is the friction surface on top of the hammer spur from where you're supposed to pull it back) but there wasnt enough hammer exposed for it to snag on anything. a must have if you like shooting single action.
     
  14. krott5333

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    Yeah I'm going to have to say "no" to that llama.. :hsugh:

    If she wants a small semi-auto, go with a kel-tec, the p11 is 9mm, and is still small and very concealable.

    And she wants it to fit in her purse.. I would HIGHLY recommend against this.. very highly.

    #1, its going to the bottom of the purse..whatever is used the least, goes to the bottom.. and you're going to want a pocket holster for it when its in the purse, or something could snag and pull the trigger

    #2. theres a good chance, that when she needs the gun, the bad guy might already have her purse. Not to mention drawing from a purse takes forever.

    how does she dress? If she wears pants, look into the smartcarry (www.smartcarry.com) or thunderwear, an ankle holster (she might have to get the bottom of her pants widened to conceal it, or an IWB or a paddle could also work, depending on how tight her pants are, and if she wears an overgarment, like a blazer or what not.

    Look into alternative modes of carry, I would definitely reccomend against the purse.
     
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    Hey i got it for free.

    Never Jamed on me. but not the most accurate thing either
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    suppressed? :eek3:

    Or how about a glock 18 :bowdown:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    That would be the last guy that tries to rob her as this woman pulls out a DE out of a shoulder holster :eek3:
     
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    Winnar! Prolly gonna go this route. That snubnose looks perfect for her - and the price is perfect to match.

    Nice AV too :)
     
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    :wiggle:
     
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    You might want to have her make sure she can get a concealed carry permit first, that's not exactly the easiest thing to obtain in Cali.
     
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    DJMunich American Eurotrash

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    She's in Pittsburgh, and I recant my statement about her carrying it in her purse.

    She's probably just gonna keep it at home (she lives alone).
     
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    Ruger SP-101 in .357 for Concealed Carry or Ruger GP-100 in .357 for home. Solidly built, well respected handguns. Plus, you can shoot less-expensive .38s for practice.
     
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    The SP-101 isn't exactally light to be lugging around all day.
     
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    I'm going to visit her and were gonna do some together... :bigthumb:
     

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