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Posted on 01/02/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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I need to know what kind of pistol to buy for myself. Something small, light and one that won’t jam up. Any suggestions?
8 day wait for Colorado instant check.
Why not get a deer rifle? Like a 30.30 lever action. =) Sorry I couldn’t resist
A Ruger LCR works good. You can get it in 38 special or 357 magnum. The 38 recoil is easy to manage.
With the 357 magnum, you can shoot 38 caliber rounds out of it but you can’t shoot 357 magnum rounds out of the 38 pistol.
It costs 4-5 hundred dollar. My brother tried one and like it. Then he bought the .357 magnum and says its good. He carries 38 rounds in it.
My wife just picked up a Ruger LCR .38 special. Loved the no hammer to get caught up on anything. She splurged a bit though and got a crimson trace grip on hers too. Jealous.
Very informative...i’ll look for his other videos...maybe he has one about women and guns....thanks
Lucky her! looks like you’ll have to borrow it quite frequently.
You can also put an XS tritium night sight on the pistol. Its great for light light too.
I assume most were closed yesterday, and today isn’t complete, so <1 day’s sales constitute a record?
Ruger SR9c or LC9? I’ve been looking too.. I really want an AR-15 lower (only) but they’ve been snapped up! If you have big hands you might not want to go with the ‘compacts’ unless conceal carry is a must.
Just picked up the Ruger SR9C and love it so far, but I only shot it once with about 30 rounds total. However, for me personally, it is the perfect fit and I would definitely buy it again.
+1 SR9C. I think it’s perfect for me- not too big or small. Seems very reliable and has nice features.
My wife carries the LC9, I carry a Taurus 709 for concealed carry. Both have been functionally perfect with all kinds of ammo from ball to hollow points to LEO ammo. My favorite, though, is my Ruger SR1911 with tritium night sights and a Crimson Trace laser.
If your life depends on it, buy the best.
Get the biggest one you can safely handle. You get what you pay for. I like Sig and Colt.
In addition, get some defensive handgun training and learn how to draw and shoot like a pro.
Yes, it's real.
I agree with Redcitizen. If you are paranoid about a semi-auto jamming(I know the feeling), a small snubby revolver like he mentioned is probably the way to go.
I agree with Redcitizen. If you are paranoid about a semi-auto jamming(I know the feeling), a small snubby revolver like he mentioned is probably the way to go. (or she?)
If you want real reduced recoil and are willing and able to practice lots, get a Bersa Thunder 32acp. Light, ten rounds plus one, decocker, reliable, and very affordable. But getting below the 40's range in bullet size means you must practice shot placement to 'decommission' and assailant.
I carried a .22 lr for years and practiced every week making head and bladder shots. The Phoenix Arms I carried was reliable and accurate, but a bit heavy for just a 22lr.
If home defense is the issue, get a nice Ruger 1022 with 16 inch barrel and 25 round mags or a 20 gauge shotgun in pump or semi-auto.
Buy a revolver instead of a pistol if you are worried about a pistol jamming. However, a little practice on a regular basis should solve any problems with a pistol.
“...just under 2.8 million checks in” “December.” That’s quite a record.
Thanks everyone...i’ll look at all your suggestions. I have 2 38 revolvers now (one w/hammer, one w/o), which is good for home, but I want a light RELIABLE one that doesn’t jam and is LIGHT and small for my purse or carry. THanks again.... I’ll get to the store soon to see...
That’s a very nice rifle. I like the setup over the old fashioned wood look.
I’m gonna keep it in mind.