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Old 02-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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Definitely check out the new Springfield XD-S in .45 caliber. Xdspistols.com

This is a brand new product that they just introduced last month at shot show 2012. Nice stopping power with more stopping power than a Ruger LCR in 38 or 357. And with the same capacity, actually more as it is a 5+1. And you (she) can carry extra mags.

Very nice semi-auto pistol.

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:12 AM   #12
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Pepper spray is a decent alternative for her until you can get her a CCW. Ive been sprayed 6 different times by different brands during training, i preferred and carried Sabre Red, its some bad stuff, i always got really good "instant" results with it. You dont have to be a LEO to get it either.
Is there anyone at all who has been sprayed and doesn't mind getting sprayed again?
I was sprayed when I was with the military police. About 3 months later my wife pointed a whack looking perfume bottle at me as a joke, and I dove out of the moving car she was driving.

I've been through some rough crap. Some of the worst. One thing I will never allow anyone to do is spray me. That is some NASTY stuff. So bad in fact, I won't allow any in my house.
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Is there anyone at all who has been sprayed and doesn't mind getting sprayed again?
I was sprayed when I was with the military police. About 3 months later my wife pointed a whack looking perfume bottle at me as a joke, and I dove out of the moving car she was driving.

I've been through some rough crap. Some of the worst. One thing I will never allow anyone to do is spray me. That is some NASTY stuff. So bad in fact, I won't allow any in my house.
O dont get me wrong, i hate being sprayed.. But i would rather be sprayed than Tased again!
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Surely someone in the Sheriff's Department can help her out with training, tips, suggestions, etc. even if the Department won't do it formally.

Can she keep her purse on her at all times in the situation? If so, a revolver will (probably) shoot all rounds from within the purse without jamming.

God knows she's got more guts than I do ... putting her hands into a purse every day ... (shiver) ... gives me the willies just thinkin about it!!!

Keep her safe, Jiro, don't want to let that one get away!

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A female neighbor of mine CCWs the Phoenix HP22, and loves it.

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I bought my wife a Walther PK380, reason being is she too is of small stature, but to add to it fairly weak in her hands and found it IMPOSSIBLE to chamber a round with any conventional 9mm .40 or .45 so we came across this gun and off the bat she liked it, she operated the slide with ease. Luckily the chambering issue with this gun was resolved before buying since it is fairly common for the catch not to grip the round. If you do choose this make sure that the issue has been corrected
BTW she loves the gun and shoots Winchester Ranger talon HP. 380

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Can I suggest serious thought be given to having the gun on her body? I’m sure she wouldn’t want her purse stolen or taken away from her with her gun in it. Or worse, not being near enough to her bag should need to draw it.
I would never carry in my purse for this very reason. You are potentially arming a purse snatcher.
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EXCELLENT point

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My wife rented and fired various guns before getting a Glock 19. She initially kept it in her purse but as someone earlier mentioned, its better that her purse get stolen rather the firearm. She carries it in an ankle holster since she wears more jeans than anything else. Snhe doesn't have a job like you wife, but she is sometimes not in the best areas. She also moved up the ranks in a Japanese martial art, aikido, and knows how to fight with various stick weapons. Her keychain has pepper spray. Worse case, she uses a large maglight flashlight on her job that she knows she can use. My range offers pistol defense classes as well as home invasion for women. You may want to see if there are classes like that near you and/or have her talk to one of the sheriffs.

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Forgot to mention she is just at 5' and 130 lbs but she can flip me over her shoulder and I weigh 253.

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