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Old 07-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #21
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As far as your wife goes you could get a Ruger LCR in .357. The .38 specials have very little recoil in the gun for practice, and then for home defense you can load it up with .357's because recoil won't matter.
In my opinion, if you are looking at a revolver as a home defense gun I would prefer the GP100. It's bigger than the LCR and will lessen the recoil. The LCR is a nice carry gun but if you're not going to carry it, I would prefer the larger revolver.
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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.
I hear washing dishes and ironing laundry are GREAT upper body exercises.


If you do consider a .38; there are some Smith & Wesson police trade-ins (bobbed hammers) around, J&G Sales lists some at under $300. That would be a fairly simple, reliable, and easy-to-use handgun with reasonable recoil.
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I hear washing dishes and ironing laundry are GREAT upper body exercises.


If you do consider a .38; there are some Smith & Wesson police trade-ins (bobbed hammers) around, J&G Sales lists some at under $300. That would be a fairly simple, reliable, and easy-to-use handgun with reasonable recoil.
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Oh right! Cooking is said to be good exercise as well (peeling potatos, plucking the duck, kneeding the dough), not to mention the benefits of steaming the pores and all.
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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.
To each his own, but I couldn't agree with you more winds-of-change. For the ultimate in reliability, a revolver can't be beat. I've had my share of autos, and they all worked just fine 99% of the time. For me, a revolver is more intuitive to deploy quickly and accurately. And, there are no safeties or feed issues to deal with. A had a Taraus 92FS, and it was a mighty fine gun. NOT ONE SINGLE MALFUNCTION, EVER! But I felt more comfortable with my Ruger GP100 loaded and next to my bed at night.

To the OP. It all boils down to personal preference. And always remember, it's not power, or caliber, or fire power that counts. Skill (both gun handling skills and tactical skills) and presence of mind is what counts.

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Oh right! Cooking is said to be good exercise as well (peeling potatos, plucking the duck, kneeding the dough), not to mention the benefits of steaming the pores and all.
Think of the saloon charges that wud be eliminated
OK to use that most excellant point?
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Think of the saloon charges that wud be eliminated
OK to use that most excellant point?
Saloon or salon?

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Saloon or salon?

Shoot-
SHE goes to a SALON
I go to the SALOON
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Ok thanks guys i think i have an idea of what to get. Lol not another hi point but you all know she and the kids are most important to me.

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SIG P226, Beretta 92, Glock 17 or 29, CZ 75, there are a dozen more, at least.

The SIG and Beretta are standard issue by all branches of our military.

If they're good enough for the marines, well.................

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