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Eddie George, Simply the best
Put me down for the Glock 19. Love that gun.
I have a Sig .45, and a Baretta .40, love both guns. My wife wasnt comfortable shooting either one so I bought her a Walther .380, she loves it and I enjoy shooting it as well, plus it has a rail to put a laser if you want
I carry a Springfield Armory XD subcompact 40. I love it but not especially for a concealed carry type of gun. The recoil on this gun is light and the weight distribution is excellent. The best advice I can give is to go and try different guns. It is like a golf club, it needs to feel right. There are different styles of grips, i.e. textures and sizes and weight balance. The gun needs to fit in your hand and feel right.
For a concealed carry, I would recommend the Khar and Kimber 45's; though they are more money. The Khar and Kimber's are excellent types of guns you can easily conceal. Also, a great range gun is usually never a great conceal gun, different types of purpose. Most defense gun battles occur within 7 feet. 45’s with a 3 inch barrel are not going to be accurate past 20 to 25 feet. Most likely and I pray, you’ll never even get in a gun fight but if you do, it is going to be close. I know police officers that are marksman on the range but then get in a gun fight and can’t hit the side of a barn.
Looks likes the Dems are going to go after guns due to the horrific tragedy at the elementary school, time to go buy a Springfield Armory MIA riffle before they are banned.
Just got a 357 and use 38 specials for less explosion and kick so my wife can handle. Revolver is the way to go if you're not real familiar with guns. Point and Shoot. Best bet for your wife. Take her to a range and let her get used to the noise and kick. I keep a 12 gauge for me and now have the 357 for her. Hate thinking about it but do feel safer even though we live in a gated golf community here in Charlotte, NC area.
My response will be so atypical as to be nearly useless, but throwing it in there for what it's worth. My wife, of the Highlands and who can throw a Scottish battleaxe with unnerving accuracy, handled my .44 Magnum far easier than my military lieutenants. And one shot from that will either cut the intruder in half, or scare him to death. But, as noted, most can't handle it (I bought it in Alaska in case a grizzly stuck his nose under the tent. I got it for her to shoot while I ran out the other way!!) I found the .45 1911 actually fairly accurate (certainly enough in home defense range) with some sense of shooting discipline (while the Marines next to me put their rounds into the sandbags). But practicing with either the .45 or .44 is a pain (literally with the .44 as it kicks back so hard). So to practice for use (absolutely recommended), the 9mm Glock is a good compromise for cost, reliability, comfort, accuracy, ease of maintenance, ability to put more than one round out, stopping power, safety, and training. Regardless of weapon, though, actual aforethought on potential scenarios, home environment, who's using what, etc., must be part of the package. In some cases, a baseball bat, which is an outstanding close-combat weapon BTW, may be the only call. Finally, while there is a visceral response to the slamming home of a shell into a shotgun, if it comes down to sound, I'd just prefer an intruder not to hear anything ever again.
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