Have a small dilema...

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    Have a small dilema...

    Tomorrow I will be leaving on a motorcycle trip, and I'm having trouble deciding which firearm to take with me. The kicker is that we only have two defensive weapons, so whichever I leave behind will be the only defensive firearm for my wife (who is not going on the trip). If not for that I would take my M&P compact without hesitation, but in this case it would leave her with the 642, a firearm she has not practiced much with and is not comfortable with.

    So, if you were in my shoes which would you take?
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    Remington 870 Express 20ga.
    S&W M&P40c
    S&W 642

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    Leave her the one she knows best...kinda goes without saying IMO.
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    The decision is what is best for YOU vs. what is best for you wife. I go with the best thing for my wife every time.

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    I agree...leave the one she is most comfortable with. Take the 642 with a couple of speed loaders (I also use speed strips stashed in shirt or vest pockets), and maybe back it up with a legal length carry knife. When I worked patrol a trooper from another state reportedly used one to save his life when things got up close. Plus having been in the Army most everyone carried a combat folder (or more). The 642 is a great CC gun, and properly loaded it will do the job as long as a person holds up their end of the equation.
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    Yep, what's best for the wife... unless of course you really don't like her that much.

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    Do whatever the voices in your wife's head tell you.
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    I would agree, Chief. I'm working on assumptions, D, but I'm assuming you're probably better trained for defense all-around, so even with an "inferior" gun you'll still be better off than her. Give her every advantage you can.
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    As others have said, I would leave my wife the gun she's most comfortable with. I assume you can do just fine with either, so I'd make sure she can take care of herself. You should be able to do the job with either gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Do whatever the voices in your wife's head tell you.
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    I would take the 642 for the above mentioned.
    Although I feel sorry for the ole Smith, after all ain't nothing worse than being the third wheel on an outting....
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    This might be a great excuse for getting a new gun
    GhostMaker and sgb like this.
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    As other's have said, leave your wife with what she'll handle the best.

    But the real answer to your dilemma is here:
    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    This might be a great excuse for getting a new gun
    You need more guns.

    I actually enjoy thinking about which gun will accompany me on my motorcycle trips. My requirements include that they must have night sights (tritium), capacity and quick reloads is also a requirement (can't assume bad guys travel alone), and then I assume that I'm getting rained on, so anything nice or with wood grips is out. It always comes down to picking one of the Glock brothers. It's usually the G19 or the G30.

    Have a great trip! I just got back from Pigeon Forge last month. It was wonderful up there.
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    I love shooting that particular wheel gun, so in my case, there would be no dilemma.

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    This was one of the smallest dilemmas I've ever seen.

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