November 21st, 2012 09:55 AM
I would really just get a glock 22/23 and put night sights on it and a light on it and have it purely for HD to go with your 27. It would make things simple.
November 21st, 2012 10:06 AM
My HD pistol is a .357 revolver but the primary HD gun is an M1 carbine (actually a pair of them).
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
November 21st, 2012 10:19 AM
I did exactly the same thing. However, I keep my Remington 1100 loaded and handy. My model 10 is also from Bud's. Great gun and shoots very well.
Originally Posted by lowercase
November 21st, 2012 10:28 AM
My CCW (CZ-75) is also my night stand gun and my old trusty 20 inch 1897 is also leaning against the head of the bed. Loaded with slugs no buckshot. I don't believe in mixiing loads.
Sig P-220 Primary Carry and CZ-75 Primary Carry
Mauser HSc BUG
Walther P-1 tertiary carry or when i want a break from the others
S&W Model 66 (No Dash) for the woods
November 21st, 2012 11:02 AM
Like your wife, I just don't feel comfortable using long guns. We do have an AR-15 and 12 gauge, which I have the ability to use, but cant' find the motivation to train with them. I love, love, love my handguns. They're my constant companions, train with them frequently, and they fit in my nightstand safe (young kids at home here). If handguns are what your wife likes, then by all means, get her a handgun. The lack of training and confidence in rifles/shotguns will negate any advantage it would have over a pistol. Not to mention that 9mm will be much less expensive for practice. More ammo=more training.
Originally Posted by TXTIGR
I wouldn't worry about possible over-penetration. As others have pointed out, this of course is a possibility (perhaps over-exaggerated) with any caliber/gauge/platform. However, well-placed shots with whatever someone trains well with will minimize this possibility. I say, run with what ya got; love it, learn it, train with it.
November 21st, 2012 11:31 AM
That must be an extremely rare revolver.
Originally Posted by lchamp
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November 21st, 2012 11:56 AM
Slugs for inside-the-home defense? I hope you have no neighbors nearby, or that your walls are made of thick stone. Otherwise, you have chosen the load with the most overpenetration risk.
Originally Posted by donp326
The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, LCP (2), Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
November 21st, 2012 01:08 PM
Don't know the size of your house, the throw of your rooms and hallways, or the lay of the land of the turf your defending but..................
Mine would be a Five-Tier defense system.
My suggestion would be: First-Line of defense a dog or two to alert. Second-Line a cordless phone to call LEO. Third-Line a 12g packed with 00b. Forth-Line a G19 with a light and night sights.
OH and my Fifth-Line is........hoping I never having to find myself in the position of having to implement my Third and Forth lines of defense.
November 21st, 2012 02:53 PM
Get her a no muss no fuss full size revolver.
"Was there no end to the conspiracy of irrational prejudice against Red Ryder and his peacemaker?"
Revolvers, “more elegant weapons for a more civilized age.”
November 21st, 2012 03:13 PM
I've of the opinion (agreeing with folks MUCH wiser than me) that the only purpose a handgun serves is to fight your way to your rifle or shotgun. But if your wife has her heels dug-in about this, why not let her try a pistol caliber...carbine? The Beretta Storm or Kel-Tec Sub 2000 come to mind.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
November 21st, 2012 03:36 PM
OR possibly a nice S&W model 5906.
Lots of rounds in a very safe SOLID pistol.
For less than the SD will run you.
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November 21st, 2012 06:59 PM
I would not hesitate to buy the Smith & Wesson Self Defense pistols for home defense. I handled one a while ago and while the trigger
Originally Posted by TXTIGR
is a bit heavy, the gun felt really nice in the hand. I own several M&P's or I would definitely spend the money on one today, especially
as they are priced in the $300 range now. Smith & Wesson reliability for around $300?? I say go for it.
Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.
November 21st, 2012 08:00 PM
your "house" gun should be your best gun,your most reliable and saftest
For myself I choose a mossberg 500 under the bed and a G23 bedside the bed,all have lights and sight mods
for night time dancing
November 22nd, 2012 02:05 AM
Has your wife ever went shooting?
I would take her to a range that rents handguns and try a few to see what she likes and can shoot well.
Many good suggestions here. Here's one more. Ruger P95 9mm Blue, w Rail 15 round $305.00 SHIPS FREE
If I couldn't afford a higher tier handgun this is what I would look at real hard. For example, I'd really like to get a HK P30 9mm, but if the White House gets it's way I probably will be picking this one up instead, if I can afford one at all.
...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36
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November 22nd, 2012 09:07 AM
A .45 ACP hollowpoint out of a 3" barrel versus a long barrel rifle that will drop a deer from 200 yards....I'll leave the experiment to you to conduct, but shooting inside of a home with I'll take my chances with a handgun round.
Originally Posted by Thunder71
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No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
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