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Old 12-11-2015, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Home defense gun good for the wife

Im interested in hearing your thoughts on a good home defense weapon for the Mrs. I know I'm probably asking a lot but I'd like something with some stopping power yet have to keep in mind she's 110 lbs soaking wet so something that won't break her in the process.. Opinions?
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Loaded question to say the least.

If she has never shot before it is hard to beat a .410 or a 20 gauge. Both very low recoil. Self defense rounds are becoming more and more popular for these caliber shotguns.

Here is link to some harder to find ammo for these.
http://wolfhillammo.com/index.aspx
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A .20 GA Mossberg 500 loaded with 8-shot.
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Hard to say what is a just right home defense gun . How tough your lady is mentally as much as physically will decide what she can shoot well.
Mossberg has a number of bantam , super bantam models that have a short pull length and adjustable in a couple models and in 20 ga she can work her way up to buck shot or 2 bird

For a handguns most 9mm mid or full size sure work fine. Might be more about the grip size and reach . M&P may work and a glock may not . Sig p320 can have a larger to small grip sized on it and the small is just that and will give her narrow grip and short reach with a very controllable pistol . The longer the barrel the more weight she has and the softer it will be to shoot . If you have friends with different 9mm handguns borrow a few , gun range have rentals ? Most will let you shoot what they have and help her work thru any problems . Ruger has a fine sp101 revolver in 32 fed mag and is a 6 shooter with a 4" barrel . Great cartridge for recoil sensitive people and has good energy and shoots several other milder 32 cartidges . Only problem $ 719 retail

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Ruger has a fine sp101 revolver in 32 fed mag and is a 6 shooter with a 4" barrel . Great cartridge for recoil sensitive people and has good energy and shoots several other milder 32 cartidges .
A very good choice that shoots 32 S&W short and longs, 32 H&R mags, 327 mags, and 32 auto.
If you go with some kind of automatic then make sure she can easily 'rack the slide' which some women find difficult with many autos.
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Hopefully this series of photos will come through.

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My choice is a 12 gauge double barrel hammer coach gun, that is my choice for home defense.

It is so because it has two devastating rounds to go in a double that is on permanent "save" until the hammers are pulled back. With modern doubles the firing pins are always pulled back with the safety on. I just don't like this.

Second is that there is no requirement to chamber a round, or a second round if needed. A hammer double is simple, effective and deadly. Just our choice.
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My wife is under 120# and hates the 20 guage shotgun. If you go with the shotgun get the Bantum which is sized for smaller shooters and I would look at an auto. Her go to is a S&W 15-22. No recoil and the stock fits her. I keep it loaded with Minimag HP. She can handle an AR if she wanted to but prefers the 15-22. Better than nothing and she can hit with it. My choice is a 9mm carbine. Fast, light, soft recoil, easy to shoot and they pick up about 150 fps over the pistols. Much easier to hit with than a pistol.
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Sounds crazy but if needed I would hand my wife my Keltec Sub 2000 in 9mm.
It takes the Glock 17 mags. So she has a small lightweight rifle. Easy on recoil, easy to point and shoot. Pop a 33 rounder in there and rest easy.
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Mine has a S&W 15 with crimson trace grips, backed up by an AR15 with optics.

She understands "Put the dot on the target."
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38 S&W Bodyguard. Pull the trigger the revolver never fails.
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