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Old 09-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #61
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MSTJ, its all on what you can safely handle, I prefer a 45 cal, yes it does have recoil but so does a shotgun, if you go to a range and practice you will better handle any weapon getting used to it is a must , I own multiple diff guns all take time to learn 9mm beretta fs is a awesome gun but the knock down power isnt the greatest a human may take a couple hits before going down if shot placement isn't great but you get many shots in the mag, my 45's hk tactical, glock 21, my personal favorite is my 1911's kimber and a springfield armory they make full size and compacts which fit a woman's hand nicely, a 45 will put you down right away,but as stated befor a shotgun is a great defensive weapon also, all I can say is practice, practice, practice ,practice! But imo a 45 is the best my 2cents.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #62
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I personally train alot with three of my 9mm.

One being a 92FS, KT P11, and a personally built 9mm AR.

I'd wholey trust 9mm with critical duties all day.

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IMO
1. no worries about having a bullet fail to eject because its a revolver.
2. Small, compact, light weight, easy to maneuver and stores anywhere.
3. 2 choices of ammo. 410 shotgun shell or the colt 45.
4. All the knock down power you need in a small package.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #64
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I'd say a shotgun, or pistol/revolver. I like the 1911's myself.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #65
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Take a look at the Ruger SR.40C this is a polymer frame stainless steel .40 cal. Pistol. Perfect size and concealable. Very accurate and safe too. I have 2 kids and love the loaded chamber indicator. Great feature.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #66
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glock 45 cal

My glock has never had problem with action or cartridge ejection. Had a ruger semi auto with multiple issues. I would recommend glock over a revolver, but no other semi auto over a revolver.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #67
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Awesome, I'm in south augusta. Shooters is where you want to go. They rent some firearms and will give you great advice. It's over behind mercedes dealership on washington road. Turn at light at Rhineharts oyster bar. PM me if you want to go shooting with a fellow wrangler.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #68
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My first choice would be a 12 ga. shotty, but the Taurus Judge would be a good alternative, particularly if you fit it with a set of Crimson Trace laser grips.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #69
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.40 S&W MP, Remmington 887 12 gauges, and the gun of all S&W .500. All locked and loaded. No worries here.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #70
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I carry My fullsize Colt 1911. The best answer is the biggest gun you can comfortably carry and shoot efficiently.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:02 AM   #71
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Just thought of something I don't know if anyone has said yet if you want a shotgun for the stopping power but the 12ga is a bit much stoeger makes coach guns with a rail under the barrels in 20ga. Or another neat little gun the Rossi circut judge its a carbine length version of the Taurus judge. Shoots .410/.45 long colt. Five rounds of 410 will stop a lot.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:30 AM   #72
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My first choice is my Springfield XD45 Service. I have shot it the most of ll my guns, and know it will go bang, when I need it to. I also shoot it the best, because of the extra trigger time with it.

Whatever you decide to get or use, go out and shoot it a lot. Get to know the gun inside and out. The way it feels and how it shoots.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:09 AM   #73
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Awesome, I'm in south augusta. Shooters is where you want to go. They rent some firearms and will give you great advice. It's over behind mercedes dealership on washington road. Turn at light at Rhineharts oyster bar. PM me if you want to go shooting with a fellow wrangler.
:-D That's exactly where I planned on going. I'd love to go with u. Maybe sometime during the week next week? How much does it cost? PM on the way.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #74
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Looks like these guys got you covered. I'm in GA too, but in the very wast Anyway, if you want a shotgun, I like the Remington 870 Tactical 12 Ga. Put in a "Skeet" choke and you won't miss. Or if you want an semi-auto, Remington 1187 12 Ga. If you don't want all the kick, a 20 Ga. tube will fix that problem. A good pistol would be a 9 or 45. Or even a 357. I like anything by Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch & Remington. I don't know a whole lot about guns but I hope this helped
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #75
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One of the best sites to order a gun from is Cheaper Than Dirt - America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter they have the best prices I have found anywhere. They will ship it to a local ffl licensed dealer near you and all you have to pay for is they transfer fee for the weapon generally around 25 dollars plus side of this is you don't have to pay taxes on it because you ordered it and payed for it from the website.
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Too give you a little idea how much I saved look at a Tuarus judge ultra light stainless with a 3 in barrel in a gun shop and then look on there site. Most of the gun shops it was over 500 without tax I paid a little over 400 with the shipping and transfer fees.
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Don't order online. Get to a range, handle a lot, try a few. See what feels good in you hands and you are confortable using.

I recommend a revolver, either a 38 or 357. Don't get fooled by the shotgun myth, in a home defense shooting, you are 5 yards and under. At that distance shotshell's have very little, if any, spread.
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Too give you a little idea how much I saved look at a Tuarus judge ultra light stainless with a 3 in barrel in a gun shop and then look on there site. Most of the gun shops it was over 500 without tax I paid a little over 400 with the shipping and transfer fees.
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If you are wanting something just mainly for home defense and don't want to spend a lot of money, I would get a 9mm. The first one that comes to mind with a nice price tag of about $300 is the Kel Tec PF9. A little heavier trigger pull weight (I think 6-7 lbs.) than other 9mm's but still a great gun for a good price. For a little more you could get a Springfield XD9 as well. Oh yea, for a little more money you could also look at the Glock 26. All these I have noted will be great for concealed carry if you decide to go that route down the road.
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I have a .38+p in my nightstand, I think you need something with little recoil, especially if you have never shot a gun before. 38 easy to use, no problems, point and shoot. Just get one with a full grip, and not a short one. It will be easier to hold on to.
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Get a shotgun, you will not miss and just the sound of it racking should scare someone away.
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Just thought I'd post this for everyone to enjoy! The lady wanted a custom pink camo paint theme. Kind of tiger striped.
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Get a shotgun, you will not miss and just the sound of it racking should scare someone away.
I dont understand the fascination with this...
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IMO
1. no worries about having a bullet fail to eject because its a revolver.
2. Small, compact, light weight, easy to maneuver and stores anywhere.
3. 2 choices of ammo. 410 shotgun shell or the colt 45.
4. All the knock down power you need in a small package.

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The Judge PD is the only way to go. It also makes a good concealed carry weapon IF you get the ultra lightweight.
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Springfield XD-45 4" service model. 13+1, great design, and a rail for mounting light/laser.
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Just get a light-saber....
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Just get a light-saber....
Lol. Problem solved!!
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