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Old 08-28-2010, 07:47 PM   #21
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My wife started shooting with a .45, first gun she ever shot. It got her hooked, now she has a .38 and a .380 and is wanting a .44.

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You want something; "Good for concealed carry? Good self defense fun? Perhaps back up gun for officers?"

Get the Ruger Elsie Ahrrrr .357 Magnum



^ Thats my .38 spl +P but the only difference is the .357's 17.10 oz. weight vs the .38's 13.40 oz.



You want something AWESOME and chic?

Try the Chiappa (pronounced key-AHH-puh) Firearm’s Rhino .357 Magnum.

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I would agree, IF and only if this gentleman could afford a .22 in conjunction with a "defensive" caliber.

I've shot with adult females that had never shot before. I started them out on .22s, but in that same range session had them shooting .38s and even .357s in out of a 3" Ruger. I still practice with .22s in similar platforms to my defensive weapons.

I'm confident an adult can learn to shoot with a .357 loaded down to .38s.
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My wife started shooting with a .45, first gun she ever shot. It got her hooked, now she has a .38 and a .380 and is wanting a .44.
Well the size of the caliber doesn't really bother me... The first two guns I've ever shot, and the guns I've been shooting with were a 45, and a snub nose 357. And I don't think I've picked up any bad habits, I don't really flinch, and the small amount of kick doesn't effect me. But still, you guys are the experts so you're say is worth a lot more then two cents. Another big thing is, I usually just chip in for the cost of the rounds, so I don't know how much the price differs in calibers. I don't really wanna starve my wallet dry, so what caliber would you say is the biggest/best, but not tooo expensive lol.
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You want something; "Good for concealed carry? Good self defense fun? Perhaps back up gun for officers?"
Fair enough. Along those same parameters I vote for the Ruger SP101 in .357 mag. Extremely comfortable with full house loads, easily concealable, one hell of a looker and you can back your truck up over it w/o much damage. It can also give one hell of a pistol whip.

This isn't mine (because I have used the hell out of it and it is not as photogenic), but you get the idea

You can find one in like-new condition in the $400 range. Sometimes $350.
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I don't really wanna starve my wallet dry, so what caliber would you say is the biggest/best, but not tooo expensive lol.
Thanks, Skylar.
You can practice with .38 special loads for as little as $12/box. .357 mag about $17/box. Not bad at all.

Either gun suggested above will provide you this luxury.
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I concur with the above choices (if you are experienced). From other posts you have made (and correct me if I am wrong):
1. Currently you have no handguns.
2. Your experience level is below novice.

If I am correct, please get some experience before you carry.

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Yes, proper training is a must. It doesn't always have to be from another shooter. Books are your friends too.

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I concur with the above choices (if you are experienced). From other posts you have made (and correct me if I am wrong):
1. Currently you have no handguns.
2. Your experience level is below novice.

If I am correct, please get some experience before you carry.
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Yes, proper training is a must. It doesn't always have to be from another shooter. Books are your friends too.
Oh by no means do I plan on carrying it on me any time soon, nor do I expect to buy one too soon either. I expect to keep going to the range and practicing a lot more before I do that. LOL Who do you think I am? Some foolish gang member? Buying some massive gun with zero experience, then holstering it in my waist band and having the barrel aimed directly towards the jewels HAHAHA
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No flame intended, but you have to think of the experience level of some people who get on board.

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You want something AWESOME and chic?

Try the Chiappa (pronounced key-AHH-puh) Firearm’s Rhino .357 Magnum.
Lord almighty that thing has got to hurt with .357 loads
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