This is a discussion on Gun to leave home with the wife within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Pump shotgun. Either 12ga or 20ga. a 20ga has a very light recoil and would be easier for somebody not familiar with guns to become ...
Pump shotgun. Either 12ga or 20ga. a 20ga has a very light recoil and would be easier for somebody not familiar with guns to become accustomed to. Besides...Everybody knows how intimidating the sound of the action of a pump shotgun is. If that doesn't scare the intruder away there's always buckshot. A well trained dog is also a plus. Anytime I leave my girl at home by herself I make sure she knows where each gun is and that my heeler is in the house with her.
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Until we get another....when I'm not at home, the only one we have for the wife (and also her favorite to shoot so far) is the Glock 21SF (.45) with 2 mags. We only own 2 guns at the moment (the Glock and my Sig P220 Carry). Probably next year's tax return/bonus I'm going to get the house something meatier and in long gun.
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Two words- Taurus Judge. Not a lightweight weapon. But, with a 3" .410 defense shot-shell, you don't really need to aim- just point and squeeze. If you get a six shot, you can load 3 or 4 .410s, and 2 or 3 .45Colts. So, she can just point and squeeze with the .410s as she's getting away, and she can hit at a decent range with the .45s if she needs to/when she can.
I plan to get my missus on as soon as I can afford it. But, basically, I think a .45/.410 would probably be your best bet.
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What I don't agree with this philosophy in bold quoted above. I don't train/shoot this way and don't train anyone, including my wife, with this mindset. I always aim even with a shotgun shooting buckshot...center mass. I would recommend aiming, especially with a handgun. A shotshell isn't a one hit wonder or hit everything in the vicinity type of round.
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
I had this same issue when leaving my kids with their grandmother all night(I work at night). She was gun shy at first but after a few range trips and fondling a few guns, wouldn't you know she had a yearning for a Glock 19!! Needless to say I was more than happy to pony up some dough for her wanted choice!
But, if she wants something that she doesn't have to worry about limp wristing(could possibly holding child in one hand) or having alot of things to fumble with, SP101 .357 mag. Keep .38 special in it. If she has a problem with it being loaded in the house, keep it in a central location and have a speed loader or two on her. That way she can load pretty fast and be able to deploy if the need arises.
Last edited by GlockJS; April 16th, 2011 at 04:00 AM. Reason: Added info
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