house protection
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection >

house protection


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Default house protection

I want a good handgun that the wife can use. I wantt it to have good stopping power. Would happen prefer an automatic. Any ideas?
chinhippy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-11-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
The Stanley Cup winners......the Blackhawks
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 25,559
Liked 8913 Times on 5331 Posts
Likes Given: 11917

Default

That is a very broad question. You need to narrow it down more. There are thousands of guns that would fill that bill.

Personally, my favorite Home Defense gun is a revolver.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,154
Liked 5738 Times on 3362 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I have been very happy with my XD45 sold by Springfield Armory. I don't know if you and/or your wife have any experience with large handguns, but the firearm is fairly simple to operate. Safe use/ownership would involve some regular practice, IMO.

My go-to is a pump shotgun, but some people aren't comfortable or competent with them.
__________________
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 11,719
Liked 8201 Times on 4480 Posts
Likes Given: 7976

Default

A quality high capacity 9MM is nearly perfect.

(A quality weapon, not a K-Mart blue light special.)

Low recoil, all the stopping power you'll ever need, and low cost ammo for practice.
__________________
I didn't fight to defend your freedom so you could vote to take away mine.
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2182 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by locutus
A quality high capacity 9MM is nearly perfect.

(A quality weapon, not a K-Mart blue light special.)

Low recoil, all the stopping power you'll ever need, and low cost ammo for practice.
Pretty much agree for man wife combo-
__________________
Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET
HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:05 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 499
Liked 54 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Don't discount a good 38special for home defense. I
tiberius10721 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 11,178
Liked 3531 Times on 2026 Posts
Likes Given: 1557

Default

A firearm alone will not be the best choice for home protection.

I suggest getting some training (both of you), and while you are there, look at what the wife can handle best.

The trainer should have different handguns available for you to try.
__________________
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #8
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drvsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,636
Liked 216 Times on 173 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

My suggestion is to get down to a range and try out a good half dozen or so firearms, get a feel for them all see what feels good for her.

Also consider price range when you choose what you're going to try.

In terms of a suggestion for a particular pistol try a Glock, specifically a 19 and then take it from there.

and +1 on danf_fl s recommendation on some training, everyone can do with a little training.
drvsafe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Posts: 2,823
Liked 1768 Times on 989 Posts
Likes Given: 1302

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chinhippy View Post
I want a good handgun that the wife can use. I wantt it to have good stopping power. Would happen prefer an automatic. Any ideas?
If you mean 'use' as in take it out of the box, load the magazine, insert the magazine, work the action to put a round in the chamber, point it and fire it, good luck. Many women lack the upper body strength to comfortably operate the action on most auto-loaders. If it isn't comfortable, she won't practice.

If you are going to do all the prep work every single time you can go with anything she'll shoot more than once, which brings us to the stopping power question. Unless your wife is Conan the Librarian anything with adequate stopping power is either going to be too heavy or too brutal for her to practice with. If it isn't comfortable, she won't practice.

What would I recommend? Something light that depends more on shot placement than it does making major league holes. If she is the least bit recoil sensitive it's the only way you will ever get her to practice. If it isn't comfortable, she won't practice.


In the long run type of ammo, brand or type of gun, or caliber of the weapon don't matter. All that matters is that your wife wins the contest if she gets in that situation. Get her something she's comfortable with so she won't dread practicing with it. In other words, don't ask us, ask your wife.
Doc3402 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22314 Times on 12477 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

i have to agree to some degree with the last post. how much experiance does she have in shooting guns in general, and handguns in particular? just buying a handgun for her, and saying here ya go, well that's just not going to work out well. she needs some training and then select a pistol that fits her hand well and then lots of practice with it. if it doesn't fit her hand well, she will not be able to hit accurately with it. revolvers are also a good option.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ear Protection Magnum27 Semi-Auto Handguns 16 01-29-2012 02:55 AM
Where Was HIS (Their) Protection USEBOTHHANDS Legal and Activism 7 02-18-2011 02:36 PM
Ear and eye protection LeeMD Firearm Accessories & Gear 16 01-10-2011 07:17 PM
From the White House to the Big House dunerunner Politics, Religion and Controversy 4 08-22-2010 12:02 PM
protection Gerald Sykes General Handgun Discussion 45 09-24-2008 06:59 AM



Newest Threads