Old Guy Carryin

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    I fellow carriers. I am in my 60s and recently started concealed carrying for safety. I'm a Vietnam vet and use to carry a 1911 45 side arm, but haven't since leaving the army in 1970. Currenty carrying a Glock 19 or S&W Sigma .40 cal. It was difficult for me to start carrying with a round chambered, felt I was asking for trouble. Everything I read said carry chambered, so now I am. My daughter lives alone and is asking about a home defense gun. Any suggestions? Wouldn't want to get her anything smaller than 9mm. She lives in NJ and can't get a concealed carry permit. Just nice to have a forum to talk and exchange ideas with liked minded people.
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    Welcome from Virginia. As to a home defense gun for your daughter, I'd recommend a short barreled 12 gauge pump shoygun.
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    First thing about your daughter is her lack of experience? Keep in mind that the short sight radius of the snubbie, or sub-compact pistols with shorter barrels creates a need for a ton of practice for most to achieve not only accuracy, but confidence to go along with it. It's that second nature thing of (hopefully) not shaking hard in a 'real' situation, and letting plenty of experience kick in. As an example, my P6 (9mm) has nearly a 4" barrel, which helps with the accuracy part, and after quite a few years of shooting various sizes, and big calibers in competition-having more confidence to aim, and shoot! One of the positives of the 9 is moderate felt recoil on the Hiker1911 scale.
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    Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee. For strict home defense a shot gun is hard to beat.
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    welcome from central FL
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    Take her out shooting see what works for her, shot guns are great for HD hand guns are to if you are willing to do some training (and more fun at the range).
    Her input with some trigger time will be the most valuable. If you cannot get up there with her I am sure people here from her area can give recomendation on ranges that have rentals.

    And welcome to the forum from East TN
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    Welcome...

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    Some kind of shottie or small revolver for the lady...


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    Welcome from KY ....... As for the daughter, first on the list, would be take her to a range n let her shoot .....not sure if she is familiar with guns... i am thinking for HD, a short shotgun of some sort, and would almost go with a 20 gauge, depending on where exactly she lives, you can always reduce recoil in a 12 with the shells , just whatever she is comfortable shooting is the best.
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    Welcome to the forum . Remember, it is never too late to start exercising or carrying a firearm .

    IMO a shotgun would be good for home defense, and also a full-sided 9mm or .45 ACP handgun.
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    Hello from S.E. Wisconsin. I for one would go with the Mossberg 12 gauge pump shot gun. JMHO.
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