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Posted: 5/23/2001 1:37:22 PM EDT
I need to find a good gun for my Mom to get she doesn't have one I was thinking that she should get a colt model 1911. What do you think she should get?
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 1:39:32 PM EDT
A revolver. Nuckles.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 1:40:13 PM EDT
If she doesn't have any experience with firearms I would get her a .38 revolver. With a revolver you don't have to worry about feeding malfunctions.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 1:41:21 PM EDT
well she has some experience with guns but not much.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 1:46:14 PM EDT
A 38 rev or a glock 17 in 9mm. I would favor the revolver, depending if she is comfy loading mags
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 2:14:08 PM EDT
I would also recommend a .38 revolver. Glocks are nice, but I've seen more than one female have difficulty racking the slide as forcefully as is needed to properly chamber a round (yes, even a Glock 17).
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 2:19:12 PM EDT
.50 BMG thompson contender. Hell on the recoil, but it only takes one shot of .50 to kill anybody. The contender is simple and will not jam!
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 2:24:06 PM EDT
50AE dessert eagle
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 2:25:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2001 2:24:40 PM EDT by DaMan]
I go along with the guys who recommended a revolver. I also think the .38 Spl. or a .357 Mag using .38 Spl. ammo would be the best caliber choice. We're talking about a pistol for a beginner. Low recoil, simple design, easy to use, with adequate power. I think the .38 Spl. revolver meets these requirments. DaMan
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 3:27:37 PM EDT
Go for the .357 revolver. Have her practice with .38, but then she needs .357 for the defensive round. Why? Under the stress situation, she won't notice if the load is a light .38, or some monster heavy .357 used for taking down elephants. On the other side, though, the perp will definitely experience a bit more on the receiving end. Additionally, a semi-auto just isn't gonna be the gun for her until she's actually used it for a while. Women like the simple idea of a revolver. Semi-autos seem too complicated for the ladies. In closing, kudos to you and your mom, take her out to the range a few times, and show her off. There are many guys out there that don't think they can find any women to shoot, let alone their wife, mom, or daughter. Every guy should be doing this... I know I take my wife... what about the rest of you???
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:00:22 PM EDT
Yeah, what these guys said. Revolver that will shoot 38 Special AND 357 Magnum. Simple yet very effective on potential perpetrators. "I know you are but what am I?" --Any 3rd Grader
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:09:47 PM EDT
I also thing the revolver is the way to go. If she is not going to be carrying it, I would go with a full frame .357 revolver. I prefer the Ruger GP-100, but I bet Taurus makes some nice models. If a Smith fits her best, as much as I hate to say it, get what she wants. The weight of the full frame will really tame .38 recoil and will help with the full power .357 loads. It also has a phychological factor to bad guys (I think) to see a large gun pointed at them. If it is for home defense, I would reccomend blued to so it does not reflect light and give her away. just one mans opinion
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:09:53 PM EDT
I also suggest a .357 revolver with a 4" barrel. But there in no need to scare her with "Its a magnum Mom!!" Let her use .38s at first with the target close then as she gets better up the loads a bit to +p and move the target out some By the time you get to 25 yards she will be working with full house .357 loads and enjoying it. I trained my wife and all three daughters in this way. Rew
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:14:59 PM EDT
I agree with above. Get a .357 and fill it with .38 specials. The extra heft of the .357 frame will help with the recoil. A revolver is easy to use and learn on. Maybe a Ruger SP101 or a used Smith "K" frame.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:17:22 PM EDT
Make it unanimous or however you spell it. .357 Revolver, if she can handle it use .357's in 125 gr, if not, use Cor-bon 110 gr, if she can't handle that use .38 Nyclad's.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:21:04 PM EDT
[url]www.hs2000talk.com[/url] I can't begin to say enough about this gun. Really. It is better than my Glocks. Honestly. When it catches on like Glocks did, I will be honored to say that I was "one of the first guys out there to promote this gun" It is truly spectacular. McUZI
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:25:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2001 4:25:35 PM EDT by Gunslinger]
Are you sure you don't just want it to bust a cap in your play mates ass on the play ground? See related thread here: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=24059[/url] Or maybe you want to convert it to *gasp* machine gun. See related thread here: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=23711[/url] If that is the case you should avoid revolvers. They are very difficult to convert to full auto. With a Tec-9 you can protect your home, bust a cap in your play mates ass, pretend you have a real machine gun and get the undying respect of your home boys on the play ground.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:25:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By o0o: [url]www.hs2000talk.com[/url] I can't begin to say enough about this gun. Really. It is better than my Glocks. Honestly. When it catches on like Glocks did, I will be honored to say that I was "one of the first guys out there to promote this gun" It is truly spectacular. McUZI
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McUZI, it does look decent....what`s up with the grip safety?........
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:26:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nuckles: A revolver. Nuckles.
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Good used model 36....around 200....or sp101.......38+p`s....flat lead bullet..[smoke]
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 4:55:51 PM EDT
357 mag, load with 38 special+ rounds
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 5:09:29 PM EDT
How old is your mom? Has she handled a firearm before? Does she have arthritis? 1911 might be too much for her. I agree with most everyone here, I think you might think about a .38 revolver. If she is more up to speed, a Glock 19 or 26.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 5:56:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By black&green:
Originally Posted By o0o:
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McUZI, it does look decent....what`s up with the grip safety?........
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The grip safety sux, it needs a speed bump like the 1911`s, trigger isn`t up to Glocks either. reliablity is still going both ways, Some love it others think it`s a 200 dollar handgun.
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 6:04:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2001 6:05:36 PM EDT by carlosg]
It all depends on what will she be defending herself from, and how proficient she is with the gun. For “average” home defense, it is hard to go wrong with a revolver; I would suggest a Taurus in .357 magnum in either 2 ½ or 4” barrel; loaded with some 158 gr, semi jacketed hollow points. Like this: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1651777&a=12701851&p=47451137[/img]
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 6:40:50 PM EDT
Get her a double barrelled 20ga. Nothing talks louder than a shotgun. No brain training either. Easy to load, easy to shoot easy to unload/safe. Odds are she won't need more than two rounds anyway. If she does need more than two rounds, then she needs training to survive contact like that. Cut it down to the legal limit. A 20ga doesn't kick anywhere near as much as a 12, and a two handed gun is much easier to use than a handgun. She doesn't need to conceal it, and without training she shouldn't be going around clearing the house anyway. So, there shouldn't be much concern of a longer gun getting unmaneuverable in the house. She should hole up in the beadroom with a side-by-side and call the cops on the cell phone. Ross
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 6:47:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rich314:
Originally Posted By black&green:
Originally Posted By o0o:
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McUZI, it does look decent....what`s up with the grip safety?........
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The grip safety sux, it needs a speed bump like the 1911`s, trigger isn`t up to Glocks either. reliablity is still going both ways, Some love it others think it`s a 200 dollar handgun.
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Needs more time.....my own problem is, there`s enough out there already...(imho)..[smoke]
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:08:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:28:21 PM EDT
You need to get your mom 2 things: A dog ---- one that barks A sawed of double barrel shotgun END OF PROBLEM
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:48:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2001 7:47:09 PM EDT by dissipator556]
Hey Fergie, Are you sure that this gun isn't for your mom to shoot that guy who wiped his ass on your bookbag? [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=24059[/url] How is the bully? Did you kick his ass, or did he piss on your bookbag? [moon]
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