Skip to comments.South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns (holds news conference)
Posted on 11/01/2011 4:03:10 AM PDT by Libloather
South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns
AP 6 mins ago
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend.
Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target.
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Sheriff Chuck Wright doesn't beat around the bush. He keeps it simple and to the point.
Please move to Illinois asap and become our Governor.
We beg you.
Will you? Pretty please? All expenses will be paid.
Also, you and your family get to live free in a State owned Mansion.
Kindly consider that in deciding.
Thank you for you time.
The (legally) UNARMED People of IL
All kidding aside, I originally supported his predecessor, Bill Coffee - but I've been thinking for a while now that I may have been wrong in that.
LOL, that's okay.
Actually there are some Sheriffs like him here in IL. But they're 'down South'(1).
(1) Anywhere South of I-80 or 10 miles away from Joliet, IL in any direction :-)
And they're all hiding out from the professional pols, aka: crooks.
According to another article he suggested a specific weapon which I am not familiar with, but is a combo of .45 ACP and 410 gauge shotgun according to him, so the quote “Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn’t have to be accurate, just close to the target.” is not accurate.
The 410 shotgun shell, of course, is the part where being close is more important than being accurate.
Very odd choice of a weapon for concealed carry, IMO.
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At five feet, my aim is pretty good.
Actually, her keeps it simole and to the hollow point.
Sorry, but I don't remember any more details, but I believe I read it in an old CATO report.
I also call this The Theory of Duh. Hat tip to the artist below...
Yeah, that 0.05” radius increase is so much more forgiving than a tiny l’il 9mm.
Does a pistol that shoots shotgun shells count as a sawed-off shotgun?
Hi, Yeah, that’s it. I had in mind some kind of over/under thingy. So it can chamber either round?
Can’t say I like it much. I don’t even like the idea of alternating shot and slugs in a shotgun like some folks do. To my mind, it’s just one more thing to try and keep track of - what is the next round coming out of the weapon?
If I or a loved one was to carry that, I’d want it loaded with the 410 shells only.
“Does a pistol that shoots shotgun shells count as a sawed-off shotgun?”
The BATF says that as long as it has rifling, it is a common pistol. American Derringer asked the BATF to look into changing the law so that pistols could be made without rifling, but they woudn’t go for it. At all. A non starter.
The sheriff is a man who truly cares about people.
He needs to add “and train with them” though.
I’d love to see a society with lots of armed, trained private citizens and laws that make being a criminal really, really risky.
Does the rifling mean the shot spreads less?
(Not knowledgeable about guns here. You can tell.)
Winchester has 410 shells (PDX1 410) designed specifically for this pistol. The shells have three .38 discs plus a charge of BB shot.
I was just reading about the ammo at: http://www.410handguns.com/410_federal_ammunition.html#top
and the gun itself at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurus_Judge#Models.
I dunno - shouldn’t say too much just from reading about it, but does sound pretty bizarre. Shallow rifling so it won’t be categorized as an under length shotgun but still won’t disperse the buck too much.... It just seems like there are so many negatives when there are so many other choices, like a weapon with few variables where you can reduce even those by serious practice. Anyway, this is a discussion best had over a few beers rather than online. :-)
No. The rifling allows you to shoot .45 Long Colt accurately.
Normally, a shotcup in the .410 load would start spinning when it hit the rifling and would spread the shot pattern, but the handgun loads for the .45LC-.410 are loaded without shotcups so the rifling has no effect on the shot pattern.
They are really effective for defense. At ten feet, well...you can imagine.
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