"Gunslingers" Chime In..Handgun For Wife

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  1. bargeahead

    bargeahead Wishicouldre member

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    Joe, thank you so much for your input; it's greatly appreciated. With the job I do I am in the position of, " There is no such thing as too much safety". I carry that over to most everything. Wife will get training in the use of the .38 Snubnose and if I'm in town will attend. The weapon is home defense only ( at this time ) and I want the wife to expect and deal with the recoil if, God forbid, it becomes necessary. As with the shotgun, she was "surprised" at the recoil of 7/8 oz loads ( not in the pipe now ) so I want her to expect the recoil of a pistol and not be unwilling to fire the other 4 rounds.

    Next we work on using the speedloader. Then.......
     
  2. iggys68dart

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    home defense or carry iwould use the 38 all day for everything, with proper round {once again you get what you pay for ] home defense 410 shotgun to a 20 guage shotgun cant be beat, as long as they are maintained. but a revolver normally wont let you down. you just have to have a presence of mind to use correctly .definently hold on to the smith, that is a very nice piece/ autos have been known to jam in inexperienced hands .and thats no good for someone without alot of firearms experience/ simple is best and training to use a must, hope you never have to fire in anger or fear and also if you have any doubts in that smith take it to local gunsmith have him check it out i own one and it shoots great easy recoil and loud as hell while promoting fear lol stay safe
     
  3. ramcharger

    ramcharger Dismember

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    .38 spl. in snub is like nothing and very easy to control IMHO. Great first defense. I was told by my instructor that most SD shootings occur at 7', no BS.

    You are certainly on the right track and please let me reiterate that I'm no expert but I've had a bit of experience. Here's a breakdown of the handguns I've owned, fired and handloaded for:

    Ruger Bisley in .45 Long Colt with custom timing, gold inlayed cylinder and trigger and timing work. The gunsmith sucked and I learned my lesson 800 bucks later.

    Ruger Vaquero .45 Long Colt in stainless steel. Awesome grip angle that put the hammer right in my thumb on recoil for a quick cock. I could fire that as fast accuratelyas a double action revolver. The only problem was that the trigger itself cut my trigger finger with hot 300 gr. (Elk and Bear)handloads. Nothing a die grinder and some polishing didn't fix.

    Ruger Blackhawk in .44 mag with a 7 1/2" barrel. What a beast and I swear that bastard with IMI ammo (Israeli Military Arms) about killed my hearing. I was using ear plugs not muffs.

    Colt Anaconda .44 mag in stainless with a 4 1/2" barrel. It didn't like hot loads like those from Buffalo Bore or my own handloads but it had the sweetest double and single action trigger pull of any revolver I ever owned. I'm still kicking myself in the ass for selling that Colt. That sucker went camping with me here in Colorado more times than I can remember.

    Glock 23. Cougar and man size protector. Super reliable and accurate and nothing like having those three tritium dots and 13 shots of .40 on the bedstand. :)

    That's pretty much it IIRC for handguns.
     
  4. bargeahead

    bargeahead Wishicouldre member

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    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with EAA handguns ?
     
  5. bargeahead

    bargeahead Wishicouldre member

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    Anyone ? They have some really good prices which makes me .....question.
     
  6. duster340

    duster340 street racer

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    just asking not starting an argument im not very good at handguns but i have shoot some with a 9mm glock17 in the army and honestly i have a hard time thinking that the 9mm is not enough to take someone down, actualy hiting the target feels like a much harder task,whats the reason a 9mm wont stop a large target? just trying to learn alitle here
     
  7. 340mopar

    340mopar Sorgermotorsports

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    $200 is a good buy.

    The serial number will tell you what vintage it is, but that doesn't really matter.


    Chuck
     
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