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Old 01-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the suggestions and opinions guys. I am going to talk to her about them and see what she thinks.

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When I am at home I use a shotgun for home def. 18.5 bar with pistol grip. Loaded with Fiocchi reduced recoil LE rounds. the wife loves the shot gun when I am away. A good dog is also key to home defence, they let you know when to get ready.

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Look at the Taurus judge it shoots .410 shotgun shells and .45 long colts great home protection especially with xd1 ammo

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For a woman to use for home protection I would get a very short shot gun. Barrel length 18 inches and a short stock. Or one that has the pistol grip molded in it. A semi auto would be very good. In my experience (operation enduring freedom vet) if u have to shoot at someone u are trying not to **** yourself while u are pulling the trigger. So make it as simple as possible. One of the best things about the shotgun is its point and shoot. Not a lot of practice is needed to hit something or someone.

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For a woman to use for home protection I would get a very short shot gun. Barrel length 18 inches and a short stock. Or one that has the pistol grip molded in it. A semi auto would be very good. In my experience (operation enduring freedom vet) if u have to shoot at someone u are trying not to **** yourself while u are pulling the trigger. So make it as simple as possible. One of the best things about the shotgun is its point and shoot. Not a lot of practice is needed to hit something or someone.
A pistol grip can be hell. IMO I would stick to the normal shoulder stock. A shoulder absorbs recoil better than your wrist.
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Mossberg makes a nice looking 20 gauge auto called the SA20 Tactical. Available in 2 stock lengths.
http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=37&section=products

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Sorry I meant a shoulder stock with a pistol grip molded in it. It would give a lady a little more control over the shotgun. My bad I should have been a little more clear. On a side note I made some breeching guns for a DOE security force that had just the pistol grip. Cool factor was a 10 actually using them was a negative 100. They sucked. Felt like they were going to break ur wrest everytime u shot one.

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You can get a good quality 12 or 20 gauge pump shotgun for a good price (cheaper than most quality handguns).
If you really want a handgun, consider a 357 mag revolver. Ruger GP100 or S&W 686. Both will shoot a 38 special as a good starting point once you are able to take your fiance to the range. These weapons will have light recoil with a 38 spcl and when you feel comfortable you can move to 357 mag. The 357 mag is still the measuring stick for home defense handgun rounds.

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Sorry I meant a shoulder stock with a pistol grip molded in it. It would give a lady a little more control over the shotgun. My bad I should have been a little more clear. On a side note I made some breeching guns for a DOE security force that had just the pistol grip. Cool factor was a 10 actually using them was a negative 100. They sucked. Felt like they were going to break ur wrest everytime u shot one.
not sure if its just me, but my 870 has pistol grips foregrip and handle. I shoot it just fine, went through a box and a half just last weekend no prob on wrist. Now I am 6'2 , 260#. wonder if that makes that big o difference?
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Even with a pistolgrip

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