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This is a discussion on Grandma's House Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 16 or 28 ga double barrel coach gun if you can find one. Or a .410 double. I doubt she will be able to handle ...

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    16 or 28 ga double barrel coach gun if you can find one. Or a .410 double. I doubt she will be able to handle the recoil of a 20ga double.

    She needs to try a double action revolver to see if she can pull the trigger and hit anything with it. If she can, S&W makes a .22 magnum revolver that might work great for her. Taurus maks the 941 light weight .22 magnum revolver, review of it here Taurus Model 941 Ultra-Lite .22 Magnum Revolver but the trigger pull on the Taurus may be way to heavy for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooperdug View Post
    Please,no direspect here,but perhaps a gun isnt the answer.


    ^^^^I'm thinking the^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    same thing.

    Maybe one of those gigantic cans of pepper spray, or if she must, maybe a S&W model 10 .38 4in. barrel.
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    Take her out and let her try a few guns. I think a revolver in .22 magnum or .327 magnum might work but you need to see what she likes. My wife surprised me when she said she wanted something bigger than her .380. She wanted an LC9. I didn't think she could handle it. I was wrong again.
    Also let Granny shoot targets close. It builds confidence and fun when they can see they are hitting the target.
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    My wife, 3 months short of 70 years old, and a great grandmother, has small weak hands that don't handle recoil well, and she has a very hard time pulling the trigger on a double action revolver. We bought her P238. She really likes that little pistol. Grandma might be able to manage it.


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    As mentioned the Coach gun in .410


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    A Keltec PMR30 might be a good idea. Low recoil and the .22 WMR is better than .22LR, and the thing holds a LOT of rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45ACP4ever View Post
    A Keltec PMR30 might be a good idea. Low recoil and the .22 WMR is better than .22LR, and the thing holds a LOT of rounds.
    I thought the same thing. Low recoil and 30 +1 rounds of .22 Mag. Only problem is the reliability of the Keltec. Might not be an issue with her as she probably won't be firing it alot.

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    The go-to gun for ease of use for people who have trouble with hand strength is the Beretta Tomcat. Easy to load, big fat easy to hold grip, and available with a big dot front sight or a lasergrip. The trigger is much easier than a typical DA revolver. You step down in power, but it's better than .22LR.
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    She needs what is in her best interest and from your description of her and her situation, a gun is not a wise solution IMO. I'm thinking a well trained dog is the absolute best solution for an elderly person but only if said person is committed to working with the dog as a means and measure for maintenance. If this is going to happen then the dog is not a solution either. I agree with others that have suggested OC and a tazer as being good fall back on options as a way to give help time to arrive via the security system that is already in place.
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    Cool

    As others have said if she is not willing to take the time to properly learn how to safely operate the chosen firearm then a firearm is not the right choice for her.

    The Mace Pepper Spray Gun is multiple shots and has a range up to 25 feet. It may be a safer solution to her self defense needs.

    Mace Pepper Gun - The Official Mace® Personal Defense Channel - YouTube

    Good Luck.

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    A gun might not be the best option. But, if she's determined, see if you can find some kind of .410- like most everyone else is saying. It's small, light, and has practically no recoil. Not to mention that it can do some major damage- those .410 SD shells are pretty nasty.

    While a double barrel would be nice, I would see if I could find some kind of pump action with a nice big magazine. If she's anything like my grandmother, I'm sure that if the need arises she'll empty that magazine faster than you would imagine.

    A handgun is more likely to be hard for her to control, and also, harder for her to use under stress.
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    Maybe something like this:

    Mossberg 410 pump

    moss50359-1.jpg


    The folks that are saying she may not need a gun.......I know.
    This lady is like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. Once she sets her mind to something, that's the way it's going to be. I'm going to try to talk her into pepper spray, but if that doesn't fly I would rather set her up with something safe than have her go to somebody who might suggest a firearm that she won't be able to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    Maybe something like this:

    Mossberg 410 pump

    moss50359-1.jpg


    The folks that are saying she may not need a gun.......I know.
    This lady is like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. Once she sets her mind to something, that's the way it's going to be. I'm going to try to talk her into pepper spray, but if that doesn't fly I would rather set her up with something safe than have her go to somebody who might suggest a firearm that she won't be able to handle.
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    I believe the HD version of the Mossberg .410 is discontinued, but it is a great house gun. From what I've shot, the Winchester PDX shoots pretty erratic patterns from mine. Maybe it's set up for the Judge/Governor, rather than a long barrel. As usual, better to pattern in her gun before relying on it.

    I really wish Beretta would bring back the 86. That would make a lot of people feel better caliber-wise than the .32.
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    smith and wesson j frame. just load and pull the trigger
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