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Old 08-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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A semi auto pistol is basically out of the question. Too complicated of use, in my opinion.
When you think about it, she wouldn't have to load or clean it.

Just drop the safety, and pull the trigger.


As folks get older, their bones get brittle. Do you really want to

set your mom up with something which could be worse than

the attacker she's supposed to fend off? It's not going to help

much, if she winds up with a fractured wrist, or worse, in the

process.
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[QUOTE=JW357;1328007]


Not a bodyguard, Because I would want something more substantial for her. IQUOTE]

Is the gun for night time protectiion...such as in a night stand? What about a situation which may arise during the day? I don't know the situation regarding the probability of a home invasion, but would she consider something she could possibly pocket carry while at home? The weight of a gun may be an issue for her. Obviously a heavier gun will proved some buffer to recoil.....but is she likely to have it when she needs it if it's too heavy to carry around?
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20ga.
a semi-auto
or S/S
And I would attach a LASER
But make sure she would be comfortable with it.
And make "sure" She would be able to pull the trigger if IT is "time to pull the trigger".
see if you can have her fire one first.
good luck.
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When you think about it, she wouldn't have to load or clean it.

Just drop the safety, and pull the trigger.

As folks get older, their bones get brittle. Do you really want to

set your mom up with something which could be worse than

the attacker she's supposed to fend off? It's not going to help

much, if she winds up with a fractured wrist, or worse, in the

process.
The potential for a jam is what bothers me, as minute as it may be. You have good points, though. I'm just not comfortable with her using a semi-auto, unless maybe if its a shotgun. But I'm still leaning towards a side by side.
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Is the gun for night time protectiion...such as in a night stand? What about a situation which may arise during the day? I don't know the situation regarding the probability of a home invasion, but would she consider something she could possibly pocket carry while at home? The weight of a gun may be an issue for her. Obviously a heavier gun will proved some buffer to recoil.....but is she likely to have it when she needs it if it's too heavy to carry around?
I suppose its more of a night-time gun. She works during the day and goes to bed early.
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Get her a Judge "public defender" and load all five with either of these and she will be able to handle it and do some damage to an intruder.

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Get her a Judge "public defender" and load all five with either of these and she will be able to handle it and do some damage to an intruder.



Defense shells

http://www.hornady.com/store/410-Critical-Defense-Ammo/

http://www.winchester.com/Products/New-Products/Pages/pdx1-410.aspx

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/shotshell.aspx?id=847
That Hornady .410 Critical Defense Is the SHEEEEZIT! I wouldn't wanna get hit with one!!!
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When you think about it, she wouldn't have to load or clean it.

Just drop the safety, and pull the trigger.


As folks get older, their bones get brittle. Do you really want to

set your mom up with something which could be worse than

the attacker she's supposed to fend off? It's not going to help

much, if she winds up with a fractured wrist, or worse, in the

process.
We are in our 70's and dont have any problems with recoil as far as normal firearms go. No I would not want to shoot a 10 gauge mag and no one is suggesting one. My 5'2" 110 lb 70+yo wife can shoot a 20 gauge double but still prefers her 15-22. She owns a 9mm and is eyeballing my 357. If she is healthy and taking care of herself, she should have no problems with a 20 gauge. Fit of course is critical and that is why the youth guns are being recommended. A 2 3/4" 20 gauge #3 buck does not recoil anywhere near a 12 gauge buckshot load. A semi auto would have a little less recoil.
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Same goes for folks that are "vertically" challenged or have Carpal tunnel or arthritis...My wife can shoot the 20Ga. just fine....
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We are in our 70's and dont have any problems with recoil as far as normal firearms go. No I would not want to shoot a 10 gauge mag and no one is suggesting one. My 5'2" 110 lb 70+yo wife can shoot a 20 gauge double but still prefers her 15-22. She owns a 9mm and is eyeballing my 357. If she is healthy and taking care of herself, she should have no problems with a 20 gauge. Fit of course is critical and that is why the youth guns are being recommended. A 2 3/4" 20 gauge #3 buck does not recoil anywhere near a 12 gauge buckshot load. A semi auto would have a little less recoil.
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Same goes for folks that are "vertically" challenged or have Carpal tunnel or arthritis...My wife can shoot the 20Ga. just fine....
Thanks, you two. That's the kind of first -hand experience I'm hoping for.

To the idea about the Judge. Again, I don't like the idea of a Judge for her. Its basically not gonna happen.
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