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Old 10-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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I am looking into a shotgun next after purchasing the .45. Considering the mossberg 500 or 590 series in12ga.

Going to head out to the local shop now to try out the glock 21sf that was suggested.

Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad I downloaded this forum app last week.
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Honestly I would just explain to your wife that capacity and caliber are not that important. There's no magic gun or round. Honestly just the sight of the gun will probably scare the bad guy off. That in mind, I would focus more on how the gun feels in her hand, rather than anything else. If she can't shoot it well, no amount of of large hole making bullets in a magazine will allow her magically stop the threat. Again, unless the sight of the gun scares him off.
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I am looking into a shotgun next after purchasing the .45. Considering the mossberg 500 or 590 series in12ga. Going to head out to the local shop now to try out the glock 21sf that was suggested. Thanks for all the great feedback. Glad I downloaded this forum app last week.
This is coming from an avid Glock shooter who loves his Glocks:

Be sure you and your wife shoot a Glock before you buy one. The trigger safety can be easy for small fingers to miss, the trigger reset can be disorienting for anyone and the magazine release button is also hard for small hands to manipulate.
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She's shot the glock 17 previously without any major problems. However he felt the "girth" of the grip was too large for her to control the recoil comfortably.

But thank you for the heads up on the small details we may not have considered.
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smallest gripped double stack 45 i know of is the xdm. its a bit smaller in grip than the xd and definately smaller than a blo... glock grip
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There's a a reason guns come with more than one mag. And this is one of those reasons....

Small hands+Big Bullet=More mags

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The S&W M&P .45 is small to me. 10 rd standard mags and 14 round extended mags. That should be plenty of capacity.
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You may want to try the Ruger SR45, it's not truly hi-cap, 10+1, but my wife just got ahold of ours for the 1st time yesterday and can't wait to shoot it.

The true bonus here is, you can afford to buy your HD shotgun AND an SR45 for $900!

And although I only have 120 rounds thru mine, I really like the feel and reliability so far!
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I can also ask, why .45?

Nothing magical about any handgun round. Except for the fact that you live in NJ and my understanding is, that means you are limited to no hollow point ammo.
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I can also ask, why .45?

Nothing magical about any handgun round. Except for the fact that you live in NJ and my understanding is, that means you are limited to no hollow point ammo.
WTH?

Can they at least get the truncated cone type thing, or is their some ruler to measure by like NASCAR?
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