What gun should relative give me and why?

What gun should relative give me and why?

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  • Walther SS PPK (.380)

    18 16.51%
  • Beretta SS Tomcat (32)

    0 0%
  • Older maybe 50s or 60s Colt Detective Special (38Special)

    89 81.65%
  • FEG PA-63 (9mm Mak)

    2 1.83%
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    What gun should relative give me and why?

    I currently EDC a Glock 19. I use either a Crossbreed Supertuck or a Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro with a A&G Custom Leather Belt. It is very comfortable BUT I was looking to get a more smaller and possibly lighter gun to use as an alternative EDC or a backup.

    My father is kind enough to give me a gun. While the choices may not be ideal, it is free

    Which would you choose and why?


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    1) S & W J frame Airweight
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    From your list, a Walther PPK .380. BUt I would rather you get a J Frame .357 or .38 special revolver or a Ruger LCP.
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    Assuming all are in good working order, I would go for the Colt DS. The PPK isn't much smaller than the G19. The .32 is sub-par in my opinion. The 9mm Mak is just too hard to come by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Assuming all are in good working order, I would go for the Colt DS. The PPK isn't much smaller than the G19. The .32 is sub-par in my opinion. The 9mm Mak is just too hard to come by.
    Sub-par as far as a defensive round or the Beretta Tomcat is a sub-par gun?

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    Sorry, I was referring to caliber. I would take any of the other three before the Beretta based on caliber alone for self-defense purposes. Now, if this were just a fun-gun, those little Tomcats can be a hoot!
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    I chose the detective special for a few reasons, nostalgia, caliber, and because it is a revolver.

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    The Detective Special, although I would recommend the third production series with the shrouded ejector rod.

    Why? It shoots a round more powerful than the others, it's nearly as compact, it's American made by an iconic manufacturer, it's out of production, it's reliability is legendary, and of all the ones you listed it's the only one that could possibly be constituted an heirloom, worthy of passing on to the next generation.
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    Colt. .38 special is a good SD caliber, revolvers damn near always go bang, it's an old Colt.
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    The Dick Special.
    It has the same trigger mainipulation as your Block. Besides that, it's a classic and they ain't making them anymore. Just use standard pressure ammo and you'll be fine.

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    Wheel gun. No contest.
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    I say go with the 38 spec.
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    I would take the Colt as well. I've got a PPK and a G19, I think the G19 might even be lighter than the PPK unloaded anyway.
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    .38 is a good caliber and it's a Colt Revolver.
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