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ArmedCitizen 12-04-2011 10:00 PM

Self Defense Revolvers for Woman?
 
First of all, I'm fairly new to the forum; This being the first post I've written.

I'm looking to get my grandmother a hammerless revolver for concealed carry. She's 74 years old, but still incredibly active and pretty much acts half her age. Hence, me wanting her to carry. She has never done so, but is not opposed to the idea and has shot most of her life.

She likes to shoot revolvers, and has shot the few I've had over the years.
I don't own any currently, as I am more fond of autos.
I was actually going to give her one of my sub-compacts, but she doesn't have the finger strength to operate the slide.

Anyway, I've narrowed it down to style and one of two calibers(.38 Special or .327 Fed Mag).
I'm not very familiar with the .327 and have never actually fired the round myself. So any tips there would be helpful.

Any recommendations will also be appreciated.

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hiwall 12-04-2011 10:34 PM

I would suggest the Ruger LCR

trip286 12-04-2011 10:40 PM

Smith & Wesson model 36. Like 1911's and Rolex, nothing quite says classic the same way.

Marlinman 12-04-2011 10:43 PM

Cheaper than dirt has a charter arms undercover agent in 38 special for about $260. Iv heard that charter makes golun guns. The only one i ever messed with was a 22/22 mag revolver. It shot good and was a pretty good weapon except the sights sucked on it. I sold it for $100 including the belt/holster and the spare wheel.

Marlinman 12-04-2011 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by hiwall
I would suggest the Ruger LCR

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
Smith & Wesson model 36. Like 1911's and Rolex, nothing quite says classic the same way.

These are both great pistols

JTJ 12-04-2011 10:59 PM

The Ruger LCR is a good gun but is ugly. Still it has probably the best trigger of the snubbies. The S&W 36 is a classic and they also have the 642 and 442. Lasers are available for all the above. The Charter Arms Pink Lady seems to be very popular with the ladies. One caution; do not buy anything with a muzzle brake. They are loud and only good for 1 shot at night. It will blind you in very low light. I had one and tried it on a dark range. I got rid of it quick.

ArmedCitizen 12-04-2011 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JTJ (Post 643350)
The Ruger LCR is a good gun but is ugly. Still it has probably the best trigger of the snubbies. The S&W 36 is a classic and they also have the 642 and 442. Lasers are available for all the above. The Charter Arms Pink Lady seems to be very popular with the ladies. One caution; do not buy anything with a muzzle brake. They are loud and only good for 1 shot at night. It will blind you in very low light. I had one and tried it on a dark range. I got rid of it quick.

A S&W 36 was one of the first pistols I owned. It's pretty much my go-to comparison for snubbies.
I've looked at a few now, two of which were the S&W 442 and the LCR.
I wasn't really impressed with the 442. The LCR, however, really caught my eye. I agree that it's quite ugly, but the trigger pull was very crisp. A key point in what I'm looking for. Other than that, and what I've read online about, which seems hit or miss, is all I know.

Looks do not matter, I guess I should add. Hopefully, it will spend it's life in her purse, only coming out at the range.
It did seem rather light in the weight department. Which is great for carry, but i'm afraid that when I give her a box of +p rounds to fill it with, she might rock her wrist.

JTJ 12-04-2011 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ArmedCitizen (Post 643353)
A S&W 36 was one of the first pistols I owned. It's pretty much my go-to comparison for snubbies.
I've looked at a few now, two of which were the S&W 442 and the LCR.
I wasn't really impressed with the 442. The LCR, however, really caught my eye. I agree that it's quite ugly, but the trigger pull was very crisp. A key point in what I'm looking for. Other than that, and what I've read online about, which seems hit or miss, is all I know.

Looks do not matter, I guess I should add. Hopefully, it will spend it's life in her purse, only coming out at the range.
It did seem rather light in the weight department. Which is great for carry, but i'm afraid that when I give her a box of +p rounds to fill it with, she might rock her wrist.

Make sure you give her a holster that will work in her purse or a concealed carry purse so she does not destroy a good revolver like my daughter did.

Marlinman 12-04-2011 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JTJ
Make sure you give her a holster that will work in her purse or a concealed carry purse so she does not destroy a good revolver like my daughter did.

Im afraid to ask but how did this daughter destroy it?


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