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Old 07-05-2011, 16:33   #176
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How about a 20 gauge shotgun?

Let us know what she gets...and if anything else happens like he's sentenced or something.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:33   #177
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4", steel-frame .38 service revolver... or a 9mm semiauto a la Glock, M&P, XD, SigPro 2022 (That one you can pick up cheap for sure).

To the people advocating a revolver only... the OP's friend is A. motivated to learn, and B. probably has a driver's license, which means she has about eight times the mechanical aptitude necessary to learn how to use a semiauto, which, after all, is more complicated than a revolver, but less complicated than, say, a food processor.
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Old 07-06-2011, 14:41   #178
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If this was my fiance, I would give him a proper burial in a rural cemetery I know not far outside of Tucson.

That is the only way to handle demons like you have described.

A 12 gauge with buckshot.
Two sturdy shovels.
A tarp.
A truck.
Two special biochemical solutions I'm not going to offer on the board.

Man goes missing.
Body never found.

Permanent solution to problem.

Also premeditated murder...

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Old 07-06-2011, 21:11   #179
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My two cents from recently taking this journey with my gun reluctant spouse...

1) Take her to the range and rent/borrow every concievable .22
2) Find a qualified/neutral 3rd party instructor
3) LET HER CHOOSE the gun

Half dozen trips later and she had the confidence to step up to K and L frame revolvers. Accuracy is a work in progress.

If she were my friend, and in this situation... I'd buy the gun.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:25   #180
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Windicator .357 $250 or less 4" or 6", will go bang every time with no safety for a newbie. I'm carrying a Glock 17, but I suggest a revolver for all my friend who are new to guns. Unfortunately here in Wi. with conceal carry coming in, you can't keep a .380 in the store.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:25   #181
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You should not be offended is a someone recommends a revolver for a new shooter, especially one who is female. . . . You can pack more power in a small revolver and they can be easier to use in awkward positions, such as one may be in while being attacked and terrified.
I agree
My carry gun is a S&W 442 DAO
My Home gun is Taurus 85CH DAO

The Taurus is fairly mild to shoot, even with +P ammo since it weighs something like 23 ounces. .

As for the trigger issue, Wolff sells trigger rebound springs fro a couple bucks that drop right in and take 4-5 lbs off of most triggers with zero impact on reliability.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:35   #182
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I have a Norinco model 213 in 9mm that my grandfather gave me. So far it's been 100% reliable and you can find them VERY cheap. The grip is tiny so it should be good for a woman, the only downside I can think of is the slide can be hard to pull back sometimes.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:42   #183
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I bought one of my Glocks for $300 out the door at a gun shop, cause the owner is friends with my father in law. Walk into a gun shop and tell the story....... I bet you might get the hook up on a used gun.
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Old 07-08-2011, 18:16   #184
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I've been seeing a lot of police trade in Glocks in Phoenix.
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Old 07-08-2011, 19:35   #185
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When i first walked into a gun shop to learn about and buy a pistol, the guy working there, suggested i start with a revolver. Man am i glad i didn't take that advice. Learning how to properly use and maintain a semi auto was not difficult and also well worth it! Its not rocket science.
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Old 02-01-2012, 00:38   #186
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makarov or a CZ82......small, cheap (about $200) and reliable.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:05   #187
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Are there any updates on this story?
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