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Old 05-04-2013, 10:18 PM  
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Hand Guns

All right, what do you shoot, and what would you recommend for a hand gun for my wife?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #61
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Clearly I'm no expert, but if she can't operate an auto, does she have any business carrying a firearm?
She can do it, she just struggles with it.

She wants to be able to defend herself. Since she's an attorney and deals with scumbags every once in a while I think its a good thing.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #62
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She can do it, she just struggles with it.

She wants to be able to defend herself. Since she's an attorney and deals with scumbags every once in a while I think its a good thing.
I think it is an excellent thing that your wife is smart enough to want to defend herself.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #63
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She's really kicks-ass

I'm a lucky dude.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #64
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She's really kicks-ass

I'm a lucky dude.
Does she have nice boobies? if not I would buy those first
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #65
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There have been good suggestions.

If I were you and lived where you do, I'd take her to Sportsman's warehouse and have her hold several different makes/models. See how they fit her hand, how she likes the balance and if she can pull the slide.

A single stack will most likely fit her hand the best. The personal CCW .380s are pretty small and IMO aren't what she's going to want for a purse/home weapon.

XDM is a good choice, I do like the bodyguard in contrast to what I said above and I'll be one of the guys who will tell you that while you can get a really nice Kimber or higher end name brand, you don't have to. I have a single stack 9m Taurus Millenium that I like a lot and brideowanian shoots it well.

First handgun she fired was a taurus judge with 410 home defense rounds, then I got her a Ruger SR .22 to get comfortable shooting, and then move her up until she's ready to shoot a 1911 .45.


If you want to bring her down to my farm, I could let her shoot up to a dozen models.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #66
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First handgun she fired was a taurus judge with 410 home defense rounds, then I got her a Ruger SR .22 to get comfortable shooting, and then move her up until she's ready to shoot a 1911 .45.
The 1911 is the first gun my wife and sister in laws go for ever time we are shooting.


It's also strange that my Beretta 92fs gets a lot of love, too. The handle on it is massive.

The Glocks collect dust (like they should )
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #67
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I don't care for glock at all. Never have liked them and it would be my opinion that they are not an entry level weapon.

I had a Model 36 .45, shot it one time and sold it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #68
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I don't care for glock at all. Never have liked them and it would be my opinion that they are not an entry level weapon.

I had a Model 36 .45, shot it one time and sold it.
By brother has a Glock .40 cal.


If I were attacked and had that gun on me I might use it as a club instead of firing it.


I am obviously over-stating it, but I shoot it every time we get together, and hate it more and more.

My Beretta and SW 1911 are soooo much better IMO.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #69
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if it's one she wants to carry I would go with a .380.
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By brother has a Glock .40 cal.


If I were attacked and had that gun on me I might use it as a club instead of firing it.


I am obviously over-stating it, but I shoot it every time we get together, and hate it more and more.

My Beretta and SW 1911 are soooo much better IMO.
I have a Beretta PX4 Storm .40 and love it. People compliment me on it all the time. I didn't care for the way the Glock felt in my hand. Never evne tried to shoot the Glock because of that.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #71
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There have been good suggestions.

If I were you and lived where you do, I'd take her to Sportsman's warehouse and have her hold several different makes/models. See how they fit her hand, how she likes the balance and if she can pull the slide.

A single stack will most likely fit her hand the best. The personal CCW .380s are pretty small and IMO aren't what she's going to want for a purse/home weapon.

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First handgun she fired was a taurus judge with 410 home defense rounds, then I got her a Ruger SR .22 to get comfortable shooting, and then move her up until she's ready to shoot a 1911 .45.


If you want to bring her down to my farm, I could let her shoot up to a dozen models.
We did Sportsmen's today. I found plenty of stuff I wanted, but they didn't have much in stock.
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Most places don't have much these days. You'll get a better deal there most of the time compared to sheels or bass pro. There are other places that are worth a look too like Fleet Farm......or a gun show.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #73
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Can't wait for the Fleet & Farm to open in Ankeny. Can't believe Des Moines doesn't already have a store like that.

For now we are just trying to get as many different models in her hands. Friend of my does combat training so I think I might just see if we can set something up with him at a range so she can get comfortable.
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By brother has a Glock .40 cal.


If I were attacked and had that gun on me I might use it as a club instead of firing it.


I am obviously over-stating it, but I shoot it every time we get together, and hate it more and more.

My Beretta and SW 1911 are soooo much better IMO.
I love my Sig 40, my son has the compact Glock 40. I have shot it and it is a little jumpy but I had little problem grouping with it~
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I love my Sig 40, my son has the compact Glock 40. I have shot it and it is a little jumpy but I had little problem grouping with it~
Jumpy is the perfect word to expain a Glock. Follow up shot FAIL.


I won't even get into my dad's Baby Glock. I dislike it more than my wife's LC9.
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