This is a discussion on Mother-in-Law Gun within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by DandLfam
JetGirl, Lish, and any other female reading this... my post was not intended to single out women or demean them. I ...
January 2nd, 2013 01:26 PM
That's the problem with reading things online - it's easily taken for something different than the person originally intended. No harm done. (I do admit I sometimes get my feathers a little ruffled with "little lady" type things lol)
Originally Posted by DandLfam
January 2nd, 2013 07:40 PM
I would like to recommend 2 choices. While she may have to ge one at a time the 2 punch approach may be what's called for. First I would go with a good to high quality 38 Special +P revolver with a 3 or 4 inch barrel. Second I would consider a short barrel 20 guage pump action or semi-auto shotgun. I would also work on hardening her home. Secure windows, remove shrubbery that is close to the house (so BGs can't hide), more sturdy door to her bedroom or safe room, and a cell phone (incase the landline phone has been disabled). If you contact local law enforcement they should have a crime prevention unit which should come out and do a security survey. They will recommend ways to make it morre difficult for break ins to occur. Good luck and stay safe.
January 2nd, 2013 07:45 PM
For my M-in-L? A starter pistol.
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January 2nd, 2013 08:16 PM
Thats scary I was thinking the same thing lol.
Originally Posted by lowercase
January 2nd, 2013 08:23 PM
All jokes aside. Check out the s&w m&p9c. I have one and its one of the lightest recoiling 9mms I have ever shot small light concealable and holds 12 +1 rounds and can use full size 17 round mags. imho
January 3rd, 2013 12:57 AM
First thing is training - get her to the range with you.
For people new to shooting I would look at a revolver. If it's going to be HD vice carry than a 3"/4" barrel allows greater control.
Another option is a shotgun - 20g or 410. A coach gun is real simple to use. Mossberg makes a youth model pump that can be had in 20g or 410.
But regardless range time and some proper training is most prudent.
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