Skip to comments.I am Buying Handguns and Need Some Recomendations
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?
Buy in volume.
What do you mean by private?
Take a Kid to a Gun Show.
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.
Excuse the question, but what is the problem with your hands? Do you have unusually small hands or are they very weak or both?
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.
Whats wrong with your hands?
weakness? lack of dexterity?
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.
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.
Ruger .22 revolvers are very well built, a .40 or .38 revolver
is best for low recoil.
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.
my thumbs are not functional
Look at the .380 Ruger LCP, great for Concealed carry
No joint in bottom of both thumbs. Hurts and impairs grip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No states destroy the 4473 form
But dealers don’t give the feds copys either. They are maintained locally by the seller
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.
I will look them up
...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.
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.
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!
I know it’s a Ruger and think it’s a .38, it’s hard to get at the moment because of its popularity.
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.
But here they need to give the state a copy and the state runs the check
I suggest a full size 9mm like the barreta M-9
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.
Where would I find a firing range instructor?
Her thumbs do not work. How do you propose that she turn the thumb safety off?
How is she going to work the cylinder release? Remember, her thumbs don’t work.
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.
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.
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.
I think you need something that will “fill” your hand that has low recoil
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