GUN So I need some help picking a gun for my mom

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  1. TwistedMind

    TwistedMind New Member

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    Shes always been pretty liberal and not liked guns but I think I finally got through to her about the police being useless in life and death situations.

    I guess she finally realized her saftey is in no ones hands exept her own.
    Since my brother and I moved out she is pretty much alone in the house with my sister (14). My Step Dad works in Kuwaitt 6 months out of the year and she only likes ankle bitter dogs.

    With the interduction of some shaddy charecters to the neighborhood she has admitted that she needs to get a gun and learn how to use it.


    SO, What would you recommend for a 50 year old woman and 14 year old girl to be kept for home defense? Generally I would recommend a 12 gauge but I honestly don't think either of them could handle the recoil. My sister weighs about 95 pounds wet and my mom has back issues.

    I was thinking a snub nosed .38 or maybe a 20 gauge pump. I know my sister can handle a 410. I let her shoot mine when we went hunting last year.

    So what does gun crew think? Open to any suggestions. Im leaning towards a revolver simply because they are easy to use.
     
  2. lobstradomus

    lobstradomus New Member

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    If its for HD is a snubnose really necessary? I'm thinking the added recoil might make them less likely to want to train with it. I like the idea of a revolver though.
     
  3. krott5333

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    357/38

    I think a Ruger GP100 or an SP101 would be perfect..

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    SP101
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    or any of the S&W or Taurus revolvers would be good picks, but I'd recommend 357/38 :coold:
     
  4. krott5333

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    SP101 might be a little lighter and less "scary" for a 50 year old formerly liberal female
     
  5. Stare At The Sun

    Stare At The Sun New Member

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    For HD, I'd go with a shotgun, spray and not really having to pray ftw.
     
  6. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    20GA pump with #3 buckshot should be good enough.
     
  7. krott5333

    krott5333 Guest

    :ugh:

    not rly
     
  8. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Yes, and he will fly across the room, through the window and down the street.

    :hsugh:
     
  9. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    You might also think about getting her a Bersa .380 or a PA-63. They're nice, small and cheap with little recoil. A makarov is another choice.
     
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    Let them try it out first, I've found not alot of women really like revolvers and usually have them shoved down their throat by a man.

    A 20 guage youth model shotgun might be alright, try some semi's too like the sig 239.
     
  11. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    :werd: This might be a good choice:

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  12. Gimik

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    shotty ftw.
     
  13. Ford4Life

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    A female, first time shooter, is probably going to be scared shitless by a shotgun, even if it's a 20ga. She also has back problems, not really a good mix for a shotgun yet.

    A SP101 in .357 would be a good choice, she can shoot .38's for practice and the gun is so overbuilt she'll never be able to break it.
     
  14. RealFastV6

    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    ...and that's just from the sound of a shell being chambered.

    :noes:
     
  15. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :werd: the sound of the slide racking will makem crap his pants :noes:


    :mamoru:

    Shotgun will work, can be cumbersome though if there both small framed, fullsize 9mm or 38 revolver can be kept closer at hand then the shotgun too.
     
  16. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Take 'em to a decent gunstore with a large selection. Everyone's hands are different. Also if they do like revolvers they're inherintly more reliable. But if they're not intimidated by a Shotgun, youth 20 ga's are an awesome choice. Either way it needs to be her/their decision or they won't be comfortable with it.
     
  17. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Get a carbine.
     
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    Damn, you beat me to it.
     
  19. Artyboy

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    That's a good choice, too. Have her get a Keltec Sub2k that uses Glock, Sig or Beretta mags. She might be tempted to get the matching handgun.
     
  20. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    I would go with the shotty

    Maybe a Remington youth 20Ga, that way it's not too big and the recoil shouldn't be too bad.
     
  21. Stare At The Sun

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    :rolleyes:

    Shooting a shotgun from the hip, you have a much better chance of hitting your target by just aiming in the general direction of the target, whereas an inexperienced shooter using a .357 revolver would not have such a luxury.
     
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    50 year old liberal wont be very effective with shotgun, she wont be as intimidated using a revolver as she would be with a shotgun. It will be easier to have her go to a range to learn to use a pistol than a shotgun.

    Are you seriously recommending a 50 year old lady with back problems shoot a shotgun from the hip? :ugh:
     
  23. Big Daddy

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    Tell her to go with the model 500.. :)
     
  24. Soybomb

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    The shotgun is not a "general direction" weapon inside the home. What sort of room sweeping do you think you get with a 3" pattern, especially fired unaimed from the hip?
     
  25. 22nut

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    Shotgun, without question. Nothing says GTFO, like the sound of a round being chambered...
     

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