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Old 12-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Revolver for the wife

I'm no expert so Thats why I figured I would ask you knowlegable folks. I'm looking for a revolver for my wife for personal protection. I'm thinking about a S/W 357 or 38. She is of medium build and has limited experience with guns. Thats why I wanted to get her a revolver rather than a semi-auto. She will recieve proper training but I'd like to know what your ladies carry for protection.

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Old 12-03-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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My wife and I both carry the Ruger LCR and have been very pleased with the little revolver. It has a very smooth trigger and reliable. I have about 500 rounds down range through the 1st one and about 200 rounds through the 2nd one. IMO give the lcr a look.

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The softest shooting little .357 I've tried is the Ruger SP101. The alloy S&W J-frames are great guns but tough to shoot well and are very snappy to boot...

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I think you're on the right track. I will vote for a 357 over a 38 any day of the week because you can shoot both in the 357. I got my wife a Ruger SP101 in 357 which she feeds 38s. I got her a revolver because she had no gun experience prior to meeting me and wanted something easier for her to use.
Later I found out she doesn't like semi autos after letting her shoot a 9mm I had so the revolver was a good choice for simplicity and her preference. She's good with them too. If you can find a range that rents guns that would be my recommendation. Go rent both and see which one she likes.

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I have a first gun that is a revolver for the very reasons mentioned above. Mine is a GP100 but I don't (can't) carry. I think a GP100 is a little big to carry. Especially since mine has a 6" barrel. I'd love to have a semi-auto but I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I still have way too much to learn.

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Some wives do not want the husbands to buy them their shoes.
Some wives do not want the husbands to buy them their handguns.

Does she want a revolver? Or the "cute" semi-auto? I would get her to a class that offers both types of firearms and let her decide.

She would be more willing to carry the firearm of her choice.

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Some wives do not want the husbands to buy them their shoes.
Some wives do not want the husbands to buy them their handguns.

Does she want a revolver? Or the "cute" semi-auto? I would get her to a class that offers both types of firearms and let her decide.

She would be more willing to carry the firearm of her choice.
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Can someone tell me the difference between the Ruger sp101 and the Ruger LCR?

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SP101 is a steel framed 5 shot revolver available in .38spl. or .357 magnum. LCR is partly polymer construction and is available in .38spl. +P. It may be available in .327 mag, but I'm not sure. The SP101 may be available in .327 mag as well, but again, I'm not sure.

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The LCR is now available in 357 but not 327. The SP101 can be had in 327, 38 or 357 and I believe it is/was available in 9mm but I could be mistaken.

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