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Old 02-24-2010, 12:20 AM   #21
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Maybe I am reading this wrong, you have a Sigma and it has a Hammer?
It doesn't have second strike capability?

I am going to reread posts just to make sure I didn't miss something.
I have no idea what he's saying either...
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Maybe I am reading this wrong, you have a Sigma and it has a Hammer?
It doesn't have second strike capability?

I am going to reread posts just to make sure I didn't miss something.

No, you are right. The sigma is a striker fired weapon. I should have said that the striker must be reset when it moves forward. I was comparing it to some other striker fired weapons that you can pull the trigger on a second time. Taurus makes several. Although I would not buy another Taurus.
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No, you are right. The sigma is a striker fired weapon. I should have said that the striker must be reset when it moves forward. I was comparing it to some other striker fired weapons that you can pull the trigger on a second time. Taurus makes several. Although I would not buy another Taurus.
You have to rack the slide every time you you shoot it.

I think I am missing something.
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I was talking about if you had a misfire. I have had an auto that had a weak primer strike. It was a taurus pt111 pro. The only advantage to the Taurus was that I could pull the trigger again without having to rack the slide.

If that were to happen with the Sygma you would have to rack the slide. It has not happened yet with the Sygma. But it could happen with any automatic or revolver. That is why I said that with a revolver you could simply pull the trigger again.

I am new to these forums. I guess I need to be more specific.
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OK, I see what you were talking about know.
Was just a little confusing.
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My 02 cents??

If you arent that familer w/ handguns, go with a used police trade in stainless S+W revolver for .38 and .357.

There still around if you look. Although now I'm seeing the 1st and 2nd generation Glocks that replaced the wheel guns.

If not a hand gun, easy, pick up a Remington 870 shot gun, the best,cheapest shot gun in the world.

And remember, a home defense gun is no good without two things:

1. Training and practice

2. A good tactical flashlight right next to the gun.

Be safe, don't let the bad guys past the door they bust in, smoke em/

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I don't really understand this point, Yunus. How is having a single shotgun different to having a single handgun? She can take it to the range, punch some paper, clean it up and load it for home defense. That's what I do with my 870.
Where we shoot, handguns are fine but no one really uses shotgun except for shooting clay's.

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Have him take the value of HIS LIFE and multiply it by 1,320.
This is why I worded the question like I did. There are cheap guns out there but none that I knew of that I would trust MY life with. So I wouldn't recommend something to someone else that I wouldn't use myself. But I can point her to this thread so she can learn for herself what people are recommending. Specifically, that no one recommended a HI-point.
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I would also go w/ a used wheel gun. My wife has 2 guns. A .38sp snub nose and a CZ70 .32acp. She is also not a gun savy person, but both are 100% reliable.
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I think the best gun for a woman shooter that plans on not shooting it much would be a Ruger LCR.If she knows it's loaded then she will also know all you have to do is pull a trigger,and lets face it,someone who might attack a woman is looking for something and a belly gun that won't jam up would be best if tackled down.
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Cant go wrong with this gun.
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