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    I live in Kansas City Mo. We don't really live in a bad part of town but all the same my Fiancee has complained that she doesn't feel safe when I'm not home at night. She knows here way around a gun and has been to the range with me several times. I want to get a small gun for the house that isn't going to break our budget I was thinking a 442 any other suggestions.

    Hobbsie

  • #2
    How about a .38 S&W?

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    • #3
      I've heard good things about Bersa's .380. Gonna do a little more research because I'm looking for a good gun for my wife too.
      “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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      • #4
        Small gun is for a purse or a pocket, The larger the gun for a given caliber, the better the chance of hitting the target due to reduced recoil.

        Not knowing your wife or her stature, I would say go with shotgun, even a small .410ga shotgun has more energy than does a 44 mag handgun. If she can handle the 12ga then more the better.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by David Hineline View Post
          Small gun is for a purse or a pocket, The larger the gun for a given caliber, the better the chance of hitting the target due to reduced recoil.

          Not knowing your wife or her stature, I would say go with shotgun, even a small .410ga shotgun has more energy than does a 44 mag handgun. If she can handle the 12ga then more the better.
          I haven't really ever taken her out shooting with a shot gun. I guess I could. I don't know if she would do better with that or not. She shot pretty good with my glock 19 but that was at a range and not under pressure

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          • #6
            Taylor13 -
            How about a .38 S&W?
            Ummm... That's what a 442 is...

            hobbsie711-
            I want to get a small gun for the house that isn't going to break our budget I was thinking a 442 any other suggestions.
            I think any quality revolver is an ok choice.
            Personally I would recommend a full size service revolver, if she isn't going to use it for CCW. The extra weight makes it much easier to control, plus you're +1 round over a j-frame. In the j-frames I personally prefer the all steel or stainless frames. Again they've got a little bit more weight so it's easier to control, and if it's for home use and not CCW what's the difference.

            Oh yeah, steel is also cheaper than the lightweight alloy's.


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            • #7
              If she shoots pretty good with the Glock 19 then a Glock 19 would of course be a pretty good choice.

              If she has tiny hands consider one of the new gen guns like the Beretta PX4 or S&W M&P that have interchangable backstraps. The
              Beretta PX4-9mm is the easiest gun made to rack the slide on, something that women percieve they have a problem with. 17rnd magazines std. 20rnd magazines available

              The M&P I just got needed some trigger work to be as good as a Glock,. It takes 17rnd mags and extensions available to take those to 23rnds which I just installed tonight.

              If you have a gun shop with good inventory better yet one with rental, have her shoot many. My daughter held and pulled many slides untill she picked the PX4.

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                • #9
                  Get whatever she can shoot well and is comfortable with. Then make sure she practices - a LOT.

                  Good luck!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AngelFire View Post
                    Get whatever she can shoot well and is comfortable with. Then make sure she practices - a LOT.

                    Good luck!
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                    • #11
                      My wife loves shooting her Bersa Thunder 9 UC.

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                      • #12
                        Double barrel 12 gauge. Cut off the barrels to just beyond the stock. Tell her to pull the trigger twice or each barrel once. Reload and do it again.

                        Best burglar repellent known to mankind. Alternative if she can learn to use it, would be a pump with a magazine extension and pistol grip stock.

                        Just the sound of racking it gives ME diarrhea, and I'm a good guy.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
                          Double barrel 12 gauge. Cut off the barrels to just beyond the stock. Tell her to pull the trigger twice or each barrel once. Reload and do it again.

                          Best burglar repellent known to mankind. Alternative if she can learn to use it, would be a pump with a magazine extension and pistol grip stock.

                          Just the sound of racking it gives ME diarrhea, and I'm a good guy.
                          I know what ya mean, but I'm looking for something she can carry concealed too. I'm trying to get her trained up to take the test.
                          “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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                          • #14
                            The M&P9 has a 17 round mag. It's also an excellent choice. One distinct advantage it has over the Bersa is that Crimson Trace grips are available.

                            David, how many rounds did you put through it before you had the trigger job done? Mine smoothed out nicely after a few hundred rounds.

                            For home defense I'd suggest a tac light, even if it's not mounted on the gun. I got a very nice cheap one with 180 lumen from ledshoppe.com for $18 delivered.

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                            • #15
                              How about asking the lady what kind of gun SHE WANTS. Take her to the gun shop, let her examine whats available. One one that fits her. Better yet, if possible, find a way for her to shoot.

                              My wife has several guns, she picked them to fit her.

                              She Knows if she sends me out to find a gun, right now she's gonna send up with a AR Space Gun with a White Oak Upper, 26 in barrel, good only for NRA NM courses and 1000 yard shooting, SHE WONT SHOOT IT OF COURSE, Oh well guess I'll have to use it my self.

                              You see what I mean. I dont pick her shoes, like a gun, she knows what fits and what dont.

                              Since none of us know your wife, we can't say what is gonna fit, I dont think you can, Let here pick it. Your only job is to make sure its safe.

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