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Posted: 9/20/2009 6:45:24 PM EST
So my 90 year old Grandmother is in town staying with me for the week. Once a month she comes drives down from Sparta GA to go to her medical appointments here in Jacksonville.




Anyway I'm checking out GD and get up to let out the dog........................






and when I come back in I find this going on....................................






She's been telling me she wants a gun for around the house. She doesn't want a Glock, I've convinced her she would shoot herself with it. She also says 45 far more superior than 9mm, but for her I'm thinking more like 22.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:46:37 PM EST
For a woman that size, a nice .38 revolver would be good. Don't shame her into a .22...you want her to survive, no?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:49:52 PM EST
Granny needs to learn the 4 rules of gun safety.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:51:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bushylover:
For a woman that size, a nice .38 revolver would be good. Don't shame her into a .22...you want her to survive, no?


I have my late Uncle's Combat Commander, she wants to take it home, but she can't even work the slide. The biggest problem is she has a bum wrist, she broke it about 2 years ago. She does great with it, but it does cause her some pain from time to time. I'm afraid that the recoil from any firearm might hurt her. I don't have a 22 pistol for her to try right now.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:52:35 PM EST
She knows what she is doing just look at her trigger finger. I am sure this is not the first time she has held a gun.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:53:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zedhead:
Granny needs to learn the 4 rules of gun safety.


She never ever gets her finger close to the trigger of any firearm. That's the first thing I taught her about guns.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:56:36 PM EST
I'd say hand over your cash and the Ensure, promptly.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:57:51 PM EST
She looks similar to my Granny. I miss her dearly. Love every minute with her and as many stories as you can get her to tell. Thew living history is much better than that coming out of censored books.
My Granny grew up in the country of NC and also could handle a rifle pretty well.
God bless you both.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:58:52 PM EST
Is she the one that shoots Germans in their "toodles" with an MP40?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:59:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 7:01:24 PM EST by mfingar]
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:00:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By tominjax:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:
For a woman that size, a nice .38 revolver would be good. Don't shame her into a .22...you want her to survive, no?


I have my late Uncle's Combat Commander, she wants to take it home, but she can't even work the slide. The biggest problem is she has a bum wrist, she broke it about 2 years ago. She does great with it, but it does cause her some pain from time to time. I'm afraid that the recoil from any firearm might hurt her. I don't have a 22 pistol for her to try right now.

Working a slide on a .45 is a lot harder than pulling the hammer back on a .38. Apples to oranges. Plus, if she can just pull the trigger, she doesn't have to "cock" anything. Better to hurt your wrist briefly than die.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:00:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By mfingar:
Watch out
She'll shoot you in the "toodles"

You've been beaten.




...and my hat still doesn't fit.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:02:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:02:29 PM EST
Pick up a decent, used .38 revolver for her.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:03:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2009 6:21:02 AM EST by tominjax]
Originally Posted By swanson:
She knows what she is doing just look at her trigger finger. I am sure this is not the first time she has held a gun.


My late Uncle retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the Navy and then went to work for the Sparta GA police department where he was a Captain for many years. My 45 was his duty pistol. Years ago I watched my Grandmother shoot it, we always had guns around the house growing up. She'll tell you stories about driving the old back GA highways in Paw-Paws car (around 1930) and Paw-Paw shooting his pistol from the car. Things sure have changed.



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:05:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By tominjax:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:
For a woman that size, a nice .38 revolver would be good. Don't shame her into a .22...you want her to survive, no?


I have my late Uncle's Combat Commander, she wants to take it home, but she can't even work the slide. The biggest problem is she has a bum wrist, she broke it about 2 years ago. She does great with it, but it does cause her some pain from time to time. I'm afraid that the recoil from any firearm might hurt her. I don't have a 22 pistol for her to try right now.

Working a slide on a .45 is a lot harder than pulling the hammer back on a .38. Apples to oranges. Plus, if she can just pull the trigger, she doesn't have to "cock" anything. Better to hurt your wrist briefly than die.


Very good point.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:05:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By mfingar:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:

Originally Posted By mfingar:
Watch out
She'll shoot you in the "toodles"

You've been beaten.




...and my hat still doesn't fit.



Not for long.

You gonna have an exchange program? I can send you my brand new hat that came with my light, and you send me a nice big one?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:08:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By ––bullseye––:
Pick up a decent, used .38 revolver for her.


Or find a revolver chambered for .32 H&R Magnum or .327 Federal. Both will handle .32 S&W Longs.

Not ideal, but a better solution than a .22 if a .38 Special is too much for her.

And if a .22 is the most she can handle? Well, it's better than no gun at all. And most bad guys don't want to be shot, regardless of the caliber.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:11:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By 10mmPatriot:
Originally Posted By ––bullseye––:
Pick up a decent, used .38 revolver for her.


Or find a revolver chambered for .32 H&R Magnum or .327 Federal. Both will handle .32 S&W Longs.

Not ideal, but a better solution than a .22 if a .38 Special is too much for her.

And if a .22 is the most she can handle? Well, it's better than no gun at all. And most bad guys don't want to be shot, regardless of the caliber.



I'm just wanting her to try a 22 first. I'd like to get her a nice airweight 38. Just point and pull the trigger is what she needs. A 32 revolver is a good idea too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:14:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zedhead:
Granny needs to learn the 4 rules of gun safety.

What rules are being broken here?

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:25:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 7:28:58 PM EST by --bullseye--]

Originally Posted By tominjax:
Originally Posted By 10mmPatriot:
Originally Posted By ––bullseye––:
Pick up a decent, used .38 revolver for her.


Or find a revolver chambered for .32 H&R Magnum or .327 Federal. Both will handle .32 S&W Longs.

Not ideal, but a better solution than a .22 if a .38 Special is too much for her.

And if a .22 is the most she can handle? Well, it's better than no gun at all. And most bad guys don't want to be shot, regardless of the caliber.



I'm just wanting her to try a 22 first. I'd like to get her a nice airweight 38. Just point and pull the trigger is what she needs. A 32 revolver is a good idea too.

Remember, as the gun gets lighter, the perceived recoil increases. I bet she could handle a small steel framed revolver.

.38 Special is a rather anemic round...the case is no where near being full of powder (the .38 Special was originally designed for black powder). Velocity is under 1000 FPS. I'm guessing she could handle most any .38 Special load (at least in emergency situations...). If you want some extra punch, .38 +P is an option (although there's going to be more recoil).
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:35:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 7:36:13 PM EST by BeerPimp]
Tell her to:


Keep this



Off of this
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:35:59 PM EST
Jenny did, too.

HH
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:43:06 PM EST
Guns... the great equalizer.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:56:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 8:03:00 PM EST by tominjax]


FAIL - Those old fingers aren't too straight anymore, but it is not on the trigger.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:13:53 PM EST
Since working the slide on an auto might be a problem for someone with a bum wrist, you might consider getting her either a Beretta Tomcat (.32 acp) or Bobcat (comes in either .22LR or .25acp). They're really the same gun either way. The cool thing about them is that the barrel flips up so the shooter can load the first round directly into the chamber if they want. No need to work the slide on the first shot. Single/double action.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_Mini_Pistols

I know a nice 83 year old lady who has a Tomcat, and she can take the nads off of a knat with it at 25 yards. I will say that she's occasionally shot guns all her life though. Not what you'd call an avid shooter, but very comfortable with guns.

I'd say your granny would do quite well with one.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:17:08 PM EST
I was expecting a mega dupe of the mp40 video.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:22:23 PM EST
Looks like the OP forgot to log out.

I wonder what kind of crazy stuff granny was posting on arfcom. Anybody care to do a search?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:26:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gun_Crank:
Looks like the OP forgot to log out.

I wonder what kind of crazy stuff granny was posting on arfcom. Anybody care to do a search?


I'm safe there, she doesn't do good with them new fangled electronic devices.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:55:07 PM EST
I find it interesting you snapped a shot rather than drop or run.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:53:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
I was expecting a mega dupe of the mp40 video.


Well, okay, if you insist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB7iz1HTh9U
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