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Old 03-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #11
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+1 on revolver. +1 on the cops. +1 on Taurus is a problem. I have personal experience with a piece of junk that never should have left the factory.

Revolvers are great for new shooters. Simplicity is great especially in a stressful situation. Whatever you buy, practice us much as you possibly can. Get your wife to join you at the range. There is nothing worse than having a gun taken away in a fight because you didn't know how to use it.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #12
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In light of your situation I would change my suggestion to a shotgun.

I would strongly consider a 20 guage auto loader. I'd also consider a Saiga in 20 or .410 or even a old .410 HD home defense model.

Don't fall for that pistolgrip nonsense, you want a full stock.

You and your wife will be inherently more accurate with a long gun.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:52 PM   #13
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What state do you live in - it makes a difference. I concur the cops need to be involved NOW!

I'd also suggest a shotgun - good defense shotguns are available at very reasonable prices. Without regular practice a handgun is all but useless whereas a shotgun is point and shoot...
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As to why I am looking for a gun. I have a 20 year old son who has been a handful due to unruliness, he's been in and out of treatment facilities for his behavior and drug/alcohol isses. i've been trying to do the tough love thing. I recently let him move bag in with us, it didn't work out.

I received a phone call Monday morning at 2 am, someone looking for my son, the kid was getting beligerant said that my son was doing meth and screwed them for $2,000. I was giving them crap back. He told me that if I didn't give them contact info for my son, they were coming to shoot me. The call ended, they called back. This time my wife answered the phone, same story as they told me. Only difference is they told her that they would come shoot me, then shoot her.

I have a stepson in the house that is 9, my wife is 26 weeks pregnant. So there is a need to have a gun in the house.

My wife will be using the gun as well, she's scared to death. I just want to make sure that the gun will be sufficient to stop anyone trying to do harm to my family.

I am comfortable with any of the guns I listed initially. I think we will be going to the shooting range with my brother this weekend so she can shoot and see if she is comfortable with one as well.

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For home protection, one word - Shotgun.

You, by your own words have said how little experience you have. It will take you some time to become comfortable much less proficient with a handgun. Just about anyone can become proficient with a shotgun in short order.

Only one more step in shooting a shotgun, rack the slide.

And in a home invasion situation my handgun only buys me time to get to my shotgun.

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I'd recommend a 12ga shotgun to any man, but would
hesitate to recommend it for double duty in this situation, baring much practice the wife is gonna be a little weary of the kick in a 12ga. A 20ga and even a .410 are man stoppers.
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The shotgun makes an excellent Home Defense (HD) weapon. In your case, I would look at 12 gauges as others have said, but would also closely examine the 20 gauge. Your wife will probably like the 20 gauge more than the 12 and the difference in knockdown power is relatively negligible.
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Remington 870 Youth Model 20 ga. Try one and you all will love it. Screw in the IC choke tube, put in #4 or#6 shot. CALL THE COPS!!!
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You've gotten some excellent advice from the good folks here, now just make a commitment and stick with it. But remember, the use of deadly force is irrevocable, so know what you're doing. I wish you well.
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I wish the best for you and hope all can be resolved peacefully. Funny how things snowball the way they do. Just like everyone else i say call the police, make the report and go with the boom stick(shotgun). Its less likely to cause collateral damage as well due to the wall stopping the pellets better that the wall stopping a large chunk of death flying at high speed.
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Good grief, yes, call the police and tell them everything. Especially since your wife is pregnant - she doesn't need this stress right now!
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