Suggest a gun for an older woman
This is a discussion on Suggest a gun for an older woman within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Nutrodoc
I think the Sig P238 is just fine. With Hornaday Critical Defense ammunition or similar modern ammo, a .380 can be ...
November 25th, 2012 10:12 PM
I sure hope you're right, since the P238 is my EDC. I agree that it's ridiculously easy to rack, lock, and clear the *rare* malfunction... not to mention it's accurate, fun to shoot, AND oh so easy to conceal and carry. That being said - I like to shoot steels and the oomph? It just.ain't.there. for the .380. Shoot the target and it flinches...yet stands. It's sad, really. Give me a shotgun any day I don't have to wear a trench coat. And at home... we know trench coats are strictly optional. )
Originally Posted by Nutrodoc
The original post says the arthritic problem is mild. Then a pump shotgun should be fine. The recoil on a .410 or a 20 gauge is minimal and working the pump doesn't take much effort. Whether pistol or shotgun, training and regular practice is crucial - even if it is only intended for home protection.
"...people who carry a gun understand that they are arming themselves against a very unlikely event... People who arm themselves are not confused about the odds. They are concerned about the stakes. -Kathy Jackson NRA Life Member
November 26th, 2012 10:11 AM
Although I don't think there is any problem with you buying a gun and then giving it to her as a gift you could also take her with you to the store and let her buy it with you just giving her the money for the purchase. This would certainly eliminate any possibility of getting dinged for a "straw purchase".
Originally Posted by oneshot
November 26th, 2012 10:37 AM
True. I guess giving a gun to somebody is a no no w/out the papers to go along with it. Momentary lapse of brain function.
I initially ruled out the shotguns but, will be giving some youth models a second look.
That may be the best bet after all.
November 26th, 2012 11:22 AM
I'm getting my wife a S&W Bodyguard (5-rd snub-nosed .38) for Christmas because she can't even rack my .40 cal Glock. Sure, I could get her a semi-auto pea-shooter but she's better off with a .38 IMO.
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