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What kind of gun should I get my wife?
na ^ | 8/19/04 | Me

Posted on 08/19/2004 1:20:25 PM PDT by Callahan

My wife of a whole month and a half is interested in getting a firearm for personal protection, as she works in an unsavory part of Philadelphia. She has limited experience with guns (her dad was a cop), but could use some advice--and many Freepers are much more knowledgable than her new husband. I joined the NRA on principle a few years ago, but shoot mostly my friend's stuff. She is barely five feet and has small hands. What's the best choice, considering cost? Also, any tips on getting a permit in the Tri-state area. Can you carry across state lines?


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1 posted on 08/19/2004 1:20:25 PM PDT by Callahan
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There's an Al Bundy "Psycho Dad" joke here waiting to bust out. :)


2 posted on 08/19/2004 1:21:37 PM PDT by Repairman Jack
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To: Callahan

Oh yeah--she's a sociology professor--the perfect Freeper bride, ha ha!


3 posted on 08/19/2004 1:21:49 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
105mm Howitzer...tough to load, but absolutely deadly at close quarters!!
4 posted on 08/19/2004 1:22:20 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: Callahan

Ruger SP101 hammerless in .38 Special.

Lightweight, fits a woman's hand well, and goes right into the purse.


5 posted on 08/19/2004 1:22:35 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: Callahan

9mm is perfect for a lady. Teach her to aim at the crotch. It is very effective self-defense.


6 posted on 08/19/2004 1:22:40 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: newgeezer

What ever gun the kid behind the counter says "rocks!".


7 posted on 08/19/2004 1:23:24 PM PDT by biblewonk (neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own)
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To: Callahan

...although I always liked the look of the Derringer in the garter belt look! :-)


8 posted on 08/19/2004 1:23:41 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Callahan

Suggest you try a Glock. They come in many different sizes and calibers.


9 posted on 08/19/2004 1:23:47 PM PDT by TXBSAFH (Bandwidth is too good for these (L)users.)
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To: Callahan

WHAT!!!

Haven't you heard? Guns KILL PEOPLE!!!! Innocent, defenseless, kindhearted, puppyloving people!!!

CNN said so and they wouldn't lie!

/sarcasm


10 posted on 08/19/2004 1:24:12 PM PDT by HawkeyeLonewolf (Christian First, American Second (Conservative Anti-Smoker))
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To: Callahan

WHAT!!!

Haven't you heard? Guns KILL PEOPLE!!!! Innocent, defenseless, kindhearted, puppyloving people!!!

CNN said so and they wouldn't lie!

/sarcasm


11 posted on 08/19/2004 1:24:40 PM PDT by HawkeyeLonewolf (Christian First, American Second (Conservative Anti-Smoker))
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To: Callahan

I hope she doesn't decide to use it on you.


12 posted on 08/19/2004 1:25:04 PM PDT by cpprfld (Who said accountants are boring?)
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To: Callahan

bttt


13 posted on 08/19/2004 1:25:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If only hamsters could vote........)
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To: Callahan
I live in Northeast Philly, and can tell you that getting a permit to carry a handgun in the city is next to impossible, as far as state lines, that depends on the which state you travel into or from. The best thing you can do is ask the local police, or just go with a taser or mace.
14 posted on 08/19/2004 1:25:34 PM PDT by das65
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To: x1stcav; Callahan
Ruger SP101 hammerless in .38 Special.

I second that or some similar small frame .38/357 with a 21/2" or 4' barrel.

15 posted on 08/19/2004 1:25:43 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: Callahan

I am also 5' tall with small hands. I have a Colt 380, fits perfectly. Have her handle several different models and see what is comfortable for her. That's what my husband did. Also see that she gets plenty of practice at a shooting range with a qualified instructor so she is confident handling it.


16 posted on 08/19/2004 1:25:55 PM PDT by magnumsgirl (Welcome to America...........now speak English)
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To: Callahan

My wife loves her Walthers PPK Stainless. Small caliber (.380), but an effective, SAFE gun. Liked it so much I got another for myself. For those capable of carrying one, the trusty 1911 .45ACP wins for stopping power and reliability in MY book. Personal preferences only.


17 posted on 08/19/2004 1:26:07 PM PDT by pgobrien (NADER 2004....just to PO the Libs here in NY........)
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To: Callahan

One that kills bad guys. There are lots of that kind out there.


18 posted on 08/19/2004 1:26:17 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: cpprfld

I considered that. For a while, I had life insurance through the NRA, and she didn't off me then. I don't plan on pulling a McGreevey any time soon, so I think we're cool.


19 posted on 08/19/2004 1:26:37 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
Get one of those new feather weight revolvers. I think there about 12 oz. in 357/38cal
20 posted on 08/19/2004 1:26:47 PM PDT by 12.7mm
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