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I would like to know what would be a good handgun for home and to carry (CCW). A good gun for the wife, also, to use.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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Anyone got any suggestions, let me know.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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Well whats shakin Big Scoob?
I would suggest Springfield XD

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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i thank u, is there any others that u would suggest?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:37 PM

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Semi-Auto: Glock 30, Ruger LCP(Some like it), HK 2000SK
Revolvers: Smith & Wesson M&P 340 CT

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:26 PM

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thx

thank u much. I will look some of this stuff up.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:29 PM

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Good Choice

I think for the situation you describe, a Glock19 is an excellent choice. I'm surprised that sytasyn syn didn't include it in his list. You can't go wrong with the those he did list thou.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:54 AM

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I only suggested compact weapons, the Glock 19 is to big for a simple concealed 9mm

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:31 PM

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revolver or semi

if your looking for a revolver i would sugest the .460 can't remember who makes it but you can shoot 2 other rounds thru it 1 is your .45, can't remember the third.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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ok cool

how many models r there and what one do u suggest

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:42 PM

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my coice

smith and wesson magnum, the .460 round is a 200 grain slug... i had to google it, took me a moment to find the one I was talking about.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:41 PM

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.460

You suggest a .460 for his wife to use? WOW...

5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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did you not read

it also can shoot the .45, has magna porting to knock down the recoil... and is intimidating as hell...

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:49 PM

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.460

Geeze, I shoot 180 gr. out of my .44mag for fun and would never suggest my wife shoot it for any period of time. That would just cause her to flinch... Are you sure you would suggest it for his wife?

5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:50 PM

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cool

she doesn't like guns but I'm slowly getting her used to it. I told her i wanted to get one and she would have to learn how to use it. I'm a trucker so I'm not home all the time. So she agreed to it.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:58 PM

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then in that case

I also am a trucker...no wife,gee I wonder why, sadd71 's implying I'm an a**hole for that recommendation. If it's just for her and what you said just now I would suggest a 32 taurus. Easy to conceal and not bad to shoot...not a revolver, just a thought.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

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No revolver, i wanted something thats easy to load and shoot for her.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

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the gun would be my choice for best of three reasons... he can load it with a standard weak .45 round to mak it "friendly".

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:57 PM

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i was looking at the smithfield s&w that sytasn_sys was talking about, looks pretty decent but im kinda new to the gun thing. i have shot a shotgun but that was when i was in boyscouts long time ago

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

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.38 special

Now I'm sure, He says his wife isn't into guns, so I would reccommend a nice revolver in .357 magnum downloaded with some .38 specials. Easy to handle, very simple to operate in a panic situation, and mild recoil.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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.357 Magnum

Nice thing about the .357Mag, is you can download to .38 specials for fun and stuff, but when you want the real deal you can go with the full bore, hot load, 357 magnum loads and practically stop a truck. Depending on the model, it can be good for concealed carry, and porting can be found on almost all of them.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

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suggestion?

she wont let me get a revolver, she dont like them. but im sure she will want to shoot one after i get her to shoot her first gun. what glock would u guys suggest

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:06 PM

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No revolver?

No revolver...Well back to the Glock I guess.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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glock

what one u suggest in the glock?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 12:37 AM

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IMPLY?

I imply nothing, just asked a question and made an observation of my own and intended no disrespect of anyone. Geez..

5 years 46 weeks ago, 12:46 AM

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Glocks

I would say a Glock17 or Glock19 would be good places to start. I would recommend you try several Glocks and choose the caliber you like the most. I also suggest you try the natural point method of selection before you decide on any handgun. If it points naturally for you without readjusting to be on target, probably a good choice for you. Everyone is different and the grip angle will make a huge difference in how you handle a handgun.
But again, just suggestions and no way any judgement on anyone elses suggestions or ideas.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 1:34 AM

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Fit

I reccomended a Glock and sytasyn mentioned several others. You need to go out and handle these guns. Decide which points naturally for you and your wife. Does the grip angle of the gun agree with you and your wife? What I mean, does it point naturally for you? If you close your eyes and point at a spot on the wall, when you open your eyes are you on target or do you have to adjust? Start looking and try many before you decide. There are many guys here that have good advice...Good luck.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 1:40 AM

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Ease

I forgot to mention an issue my wife has. My Glock30 hurts her to rack the slide. She has less problems with the 17 and 19 but they still hurt her hands unless she is wearing gloves. You need to have her try racking the slides to make sure she can.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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okay

thank u very much for the info. I will do just that.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:57 AM

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Whats up scoob?

Try a .40 cal Glock.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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i carry a glock 23... i don't think its too big, and i can handle the recoil fairly easy. look into a sig if you can afford it.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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does that have a lot of recoil?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

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nah

It is less than a .45. Real good for CQC

5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:10 AM

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OK, this has gone on long enough, Try out a Glock that ends in C like Glock 33C. it stands for compensated and the blowback is allot lighter due to the release of pressure before the racking to chamber another round. Now if you wife is the average female, like mine is, a Springfield XD is just fine, not to mention it is small enough for the petit female to conceal with out the bulge showing. The S&W 340CT is very small but has a little bit more kick because it is a 357. It is a revolver so reload might be confusing, yet I don't see your wife getting into a shoot-out with the bad guys. The up-side to this weapon is that if she hits the guy...hes done!! There is advice up the ass and reason to pick any number of weapons for her or you. The whole decision maker is going to have to be the test fire. There is nothing more important then how the gun feels when fired. Go to the range, rent the gun, decide. Let me know how it goes.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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I agree

SYN knows what he's talkin about. my wife got into guns recently and now owns a .357 Magnum.( Im jealous) The Damn thing puts my SAA to shame. But i am goin to by a new rifle possibly by Barrett.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

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damn snake... you hitched already?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 1:52 PM

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Congrats Snake

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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excellent

i appreciate it a lot guys and as soon as i get home i will do just that. Thank u much sytasyn_syn, and i will let u know how it goes.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:19 PM

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another ?

whats the difference between a .45 auto and a .45 G.A.P in the glock?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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.45 ACP vs. .45 GAP

the GAP is shorter. it was designed because there was a request from LEA's to produce a .45 firearm on a frame the size of the g17/g22. the origional g21 (.45acp) was larger (so is the g20). so glock developed the .45 gap so they could fit a .45 cal bullet into a frame the size of the g17/g22. later on they developed the g21SF (slim frame .45acp) which is the best of both worlds. still uses the larger .45 acp round, but they were able to shave down the frame so it wasn't so thick. I would much rather be packing a .45acp round.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 3:10 PM

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cool

thx a lot.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:22 AM

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scoob, take her to the range and rent a .22 till she gets used to it. then work her way up the calibers.im doing that with my wife. she was very afraid of guns. now she's getting used to them. the .22 is like step one.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:27 AM

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good idea

cool never thought of that, thanx

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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once she gets into it.you'd be suprised how cool x-mas gets. lots of shhoting toys!!!!!!!!!!!yay!!!!

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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Home and carry handgun

CZ P-01 75 compact 9mm will serve as double duty. Stocked with Hornady 147gr TAP XTP hollow points will work very very well. Also attach a streamlight tac light to it for home defense. Go to my profile and see pic. of CZ. you may like and give you some ideas.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:12 AM

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get a glock

Go with a Glock you can't go wrong. And for your wife get her a G26. Not a bad kick for a Female's Gun,Also get a Galco Holster.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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thanx ill let u guys know how it goes. Im going home today and plan on going in a couple of days to the range.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 11:07 AM

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For the wife

I would reccomend a .380 with Hydro-shok or Win Silvertips for Personal defense. These will have 200+ foot lbs of force, which is what the Coroners Association says is the minimum for a lethal shot. Anything less and multishots must be fired. I personally think the best .380 auto is the Browning BDA, it is easy to use, smooth and a great looking gun

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:33 PM

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thanks samD I probly wont be on till next week sometime, the women hates when I'm on these things so I will talk to guys when I'm back on the road. Ta Ta For Now!!
And syn be carefull man, I wanna see u comin home man. G.L.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:38 AM

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 5:39 PM

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You didn't mention if you have any experience with either a semi-auto or revolver, don't get the wife a auto if she has never shot or worked with one let alone clear a malfunction exspecially in the heed of the moment, and as for yourself same thing. Start out with a revolver if anything and take it from there. Smith & Wesson airweights 38spl are usually a good start.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 4:57 PM

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I dont really have any experience with handguns, thats y i came here.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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While i was home i went and got that new flu shot and was sick for a week. I never really got to go shoot. Im pissed. But on the good note i got the wife to accept the fact that i want a gun. I couldnt believe it. Im still stoked. Good to be back all.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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Explain

Explain to your little lady that an auto conceals the bullet in the chamber when you drop the clip. A wheel gun is safer because it is easy to see bullets also the double action means you really have to apply pressure on trigger to start the action. Thus it is safer for a woman to own a wheel gun. Thats why there is a lady smith!

5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:42 PM

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cool ill take that into consideration

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Revolver is the best gun to start off with a beginner, it is KISS simple Keep,it,simple,stupid. A lot easier to learn than a semi-auto pistol.

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It is true. I agree.
A .22lr Wheel would be a good choice for a woman to use to get used to firing. And you can get some used ones really cheap.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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For your wife, I would recomend the glock 17 compact. They are accurate, easy to handle weapons. This is gun the can be easily be shot by people just starting. For you I would recomend a kimber 45 or a springfield.

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just so you know... there is no such thing as a "glock 17 compact". the glock 17 is the full size 9mm. the glock 19 is the compact 9mm (i think this is what you were refering to), and the glock 26 is the sub compact.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 12:13 PM

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cool cool i will do that. And thats y i ask

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