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I am Buying Handguns and Need Some Recomendations
11.30.06 | chickensoup

Posted on 11/29/2008 2:02:31 PM PST by Chickensoup

I need to purchase handguns for my family. I prefer private sales. I need a plinger like a 22 and something that is protection. The protection would come in two sizes, one that a full grown adult could use, and one that I could use. I have problems with my hands and need something that won't kick so I dont drop the gun. Something that will fit in the Cabelas purse holster. Are ther also between seat car holsters?


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Again I come back for advice.

Thank you.

1 posted on 11/29/2008 2:02:32 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

Buy in volume.


2 posted on 11/29/2008 2:03:16 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (Sarahloution!!!!!)
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To: Chickensoup
I prefer private sales.

What do you mean by private?

3 posted on 11/29/2008 2:04:09 PM PST by Cagey
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To: Chickensoup

A Plinger?


4 posted on 11/29/2008 2:04:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chickensoup

Take a Kid to a Gun Show.


5 posted on 11/29/2008 2:05:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Chickensoup

also will my local NRA help us figure out how to use them. The local range is open to people who alread know how to use.


6 posted on 11/29/2008 2:05:36 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup

Excuse the question, but what is the problem with your hands? Do you have unusually small hands or are they very weak or both?


7 posted on 11/29/2008 2:06:18 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Chickensoup

Naah.. you just need a bigger purse..."
8 posted on 11/29/2008 2:06:23 PM PST by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Chickensoup

There were a couple of good threads here regarding this sort of question - but for me, I carry a .32 Beretta Tomcat with Glaser Safeties and Hydra-shocks (alternating) ... someone here said good handguns were Tarus and Glock in either 9mm or .40cal .... if you live in an apartment my gun instructor said that 12ga pump with #6 is a good stopper and won’t penetrate apartment walls ....

Hope this helped.

/r/jane


9 posted on 11/29/2008 2:06:47 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Chickensoup

Whats wrong with your hands?

weakness? lack of dexterity?


10 posted on 11/29/2008 2:07:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cagey

In my state if you purchase from a gunshop, which I have done once for my son’s hunting gun, one has to fill in state paperwork which is supposed to be destroyed after a background check.

Recently I read, here on FR that there are states who are actually keeping the supposedly destroyed information. I would not put it past the leftists running the government in my state.

Private sales are not governed by state guidelines.


11 posted on 11/29/2008 2:08:29 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup

Will you be unable to pass the NICS check? Are you not a legal resident? Not sure why you are limiting yourself to only private sales.


12 posted on 11/29/2008 2:09:04 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Chickensoup

Ruger .22 revolvers are very well built, a .40 or .38 revolver
is best for low recoil.


13 posted on 11/29/2008 2:09:21 PM PST by exnavy (in God we trust)
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To: Chickensoup

People with small hands cannot comfortably hold a double stack 9mm handle—such as a Glock or Berretta. If you can’t hold the gun comfortably, you can’t shoot it accurately.

About the most swat you can get that you can shoot with small hands is a Walther PPK 380 (or a Makarov 9 mm). The round is a 9 x 17 mm; the larger 9’s, the Glocks and Beretta’s shoot a 9 x 19 mm round. You can also consider a much less expensive Makarov which shoots a 9 x 18 round.


14 posted on 11/29/2008 2:09:30 PM PST by David (...)
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To: Kirkwood

my thumbs are not functional


15 posted on 11/29/2008 2:09:36 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup

Look at the .380 Ruger LCP, great for Concealed carry


16 posted on 11/29/2008 2:10:20 PM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: SkyDancer

Thank you


17 posted on 11/29/2008 2:10:32 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: mylife

No joint in bottom of both thumbs. Hurts and impairs grip.


18 posted on 11/29/2008 2:11:08 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup
For full size protective duty 1911 style .45 ACP is my all time favorite . That said I am still am advocate of double action revolvers for most users and especially people with smaller hands . A .22 can serve as protection as well as a plinker , the very best gun , is the one you have with you . Training and practice is a must .
19 posted on 11/29/2008 2:11:34 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: Kirkwood

read above


20 posted on 11/29/2008 2:11:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup

I see.

Well, a good idea would be to join the NRA and then find a place where you can be trained by an instructor. Some ranges have “gun days” where you can become acquainted with different types of handguns be it a revolver or semi auto pistol. A good instructor will help you choose what works best for you and most importantly, what you are comfortable with.

Good Luck.


21 posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:06 PM PST by Cagey
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To: exnavy

Thank you


22 posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:09 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: AprilfromTexas

Thank you


23 posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup

I can recommend the Ruger Mark III as a “plinker”. I have a Ruger Mark I that I bought over 30 years ago and it’s still running great.


24 posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:52 PM PST by saganite (I for one welcome our new Socialist masters /s/)
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To: Chickensoup

Glock 19. It’s the slightly smaller 9mm. 15 round clip. If that isn’t enough, you have more trouble than you can handle anyway. Or a .38 Smith & Wes (revolver) Either are great guns.


25 posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:56 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Chickensoup

Here in Michigan all hand guns must be registered, no matter where you buy it. Better chech with a local NRA guy to be sure in your area. Excellant choice to be armed.


26 posted on 11/29/2008 2:13:09 PM PST by exnavy (in God we trust)
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To: Chickensoup

For the kick, use two hands, it will do for most pistols. 9mm is mild so you can fire it twice, which you will need to since it isn’t a stopper like a 45.


27 posted on 11/29/2008 2:13:50 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: Chickensoup

No states destroy the 4473 form

But dealers don’t give the feds copys either. They are maintained locally by the seller

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Form_4473


28 posted on 11/29/2008 2:13:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kbennkc

Where would I look for local training? NRA? I tried to local range but they were not open to it. The local gun shop does not train.


29 posted on 11/29/2008 2:13:57 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Cagey

Thank you


30 posted on 11/29/2008 2:14:31 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup
You might consider the 22 Mag Here is a revue of the new High Standard http://www.gunblast.com/AMT-AutoMagII.htm
Ruger also has a revolver model I think.
31 posted on 11/29/2008 2:15:12 PM PST by Dixie Dawg
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To: Oldpuppymax

I will look them up


32 posted on 11/29/2008 2:15:32 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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...you didn’t state your sex but from the purse comment I gather you’re a woman....in that case, you may like to look at a Smith and Wesson .38 Ladysmith model....it’s light and designed to fit a woman’s hand....fits my wife’s hand like a glove.


33 posted on 11/29/2008 2:15:44 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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Then you’re looking at needing something without a thumb safety, so some sort of revolver or one of the new generation polymer pistols, like a Glock or Springfield XD.

Look at the XD in 9mm. You can get it in full-size and subcompact (micro) size, and the magazines interchange.


34 posted on 11/29/2008 2:15:51 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Chickensoup

I suspect that the best thing for you to do is have a firing range instructor look at your physical problems and provide a recommendation. We can’t do that very well here. Best!


35 posted on 11/29/2008 2:15:53 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: exnavy

I know it’s a Ruger and think it’s a .38, it’s hard to get at the moment because of its popularity.


36 posted on 11/29/2008 2:16:16 PM PST by rvoitier
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To: Chickensoup

I would then probably recommend a revolver like a .38. You might have problems loading a semi-auto magazine since it takes some effort to push in the rounds with your thumb. I really can’t say for sure, but that is my guess. You can always go to a dealer and look at guns and get a feel for what works and then seek out a private sale for the same or similar gun.


37 posted on 11/29/2008 2:16:47 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: mylife

But here they need to give the state a copy and the state runs the check


38 posted on 11/29/2008 2:16:51 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: STONEWALLS

Thank you


39 posted on 11/29/2008 2:17:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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So you probably require something with a large grip and low recoil.

I suggest a full size 9mm like the barreta M-9


40 posted on 11/29/2008 2:17:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chickensoup

There is nothing wrong with a .22 for practice and personal protection. The ammunition is relatively cheap and fairly accurate with which to practice. Get something like the S&R Peacemaker (modeled after the classic 6 guns of the old west) and learn to shoot it accurately. Use the magnum cylinder and load it with soft hollow-points which mushroom on impact. If it doesn’t stop the perp on the first one or two shots, it will distract him enough to give you time to reach for a .38 or .45.


41 posted on 11/29/2008 2:17:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Chickensoup
The NRA is a good place to start . An instructor certified in your jurisdiction for concealed carry qualification would be my suggestion .
42 posted on 11/29/2008 2:17:58 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: aviator

Where would I find a firing range instructor?


43 posted on 11/29/2008 2:18:21 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Dixie Dawg
Ruger does make a 22 revolver with 22 mag extra cylender allowing use of a full range of ammo from the same gun.
http://www.sports1234.com/outdoor-recreation/1420-6-outdoor-recreation.html
44 posted on 11/29/2008 2:18:29 PM PST by Dixie Dawg
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To: mylife

Her thumbs do not work. How do you propose that she turn the thumb safety off?


45 posted on 11/29/2008 2:18:56 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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How is she going to work the cylinder release? Remember, her thumbs don’t work.


46 posted on 11/29/2008 2:19:58 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: mylife

i dont know about the large grip but I do need little to no recoil. Thirty years ago I was a good shot. But that was in another state in a different time.


47 posted on 11/29/2008 2:20:09 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Chickensoup
Go to nrahq.org and look for a local Women on Target or Refuse to be a Victim representative. They can help you find the right gun and help you learn how to use it.

There is generally no cost - or very little cost - for these programs. The NRA Foundation's Friends of NRA funds both programs through grants that cover the cost of guns and ammo.

You can also go to nrafoundation.org/friends to see the reps in your state.

48 posted on 11/29/2008 2:20:59 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Chickensoup

9mm is about the least recoil you’re going to get in the major calibers. A revolver will actually have more felt recoil than a polymer framed semiauto pistol.


49 posted on 11/29/2008 2:21:09 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Chickensoup

I think you need something that will “fill” your hand that has low recoil


50 posted on 11/29/2008 2:21:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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