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?
you commented about the ability to find instructors and/or ranges in the ‘hinterlands’ might be an issue.
Could you narrow that area down a bit, we might be able to give you specific names/places?...
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Sorry to hear about that! If I were you, I’d put the Glock up for sale (you can get a really good price for them now - the market is HOT), and get something smaller in the 32 ACP or 380 ACP caliber. Both calibers are potent enough, have a LOT less recoil, weigh a lot less, typical firearms have smaller grips, and still are lethal at typical in-house distances (less than 5 yards).
Many people - especially big puffed-chest guys - underestimate the factor of firearm weight. Your Glock - loaded - weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Go and get two 16 ounce water bottles and hold them in front of you, at arms length for two minutes. If you cannot do that comfortably, then you cannot keep your Glock at the ready for 2 minutes. It’s not a knock on you - some of those things are heavy! Better to get a smaller firearm you can keep ready for a longer time. The Kel Tec with a loaded clip would be like holding a half-empty bottle of water at the ready - a LOT easier and more comfortable for most people.
For the cash you’d get from selling the Glock you can get a nice 32 ACP, a few extra magazines, a few hundred rounds of ammunition, shooting glasses, gun muffs, and still have enough for range fees for a few practice trips.
The Kel Tec P-32 is around $250; get two extra 10 round magazines (extended body magazines) for another $50. For $70 you can get 200 rounds of ammunition. Shooting glasses for $15, some 30 dB attenuation gun muffs for $15, and you’re out $400 complete. You should be able to sell your Glock - especially if it’s in excellent/like new condition - for $450 at least. So you have $50 for range fees - that should get you 3-5 hours of time on the range.
A firearm not practiced with is little better than no firearm; get one that you are comfortable with and go run at least 3 magazines of ammunition once a month. It confirms the firearm, magazines, and YOU are all working together and correctly...:)
Good advice. I forgot about the CZ 82
Great pistol. The Cz 83 in .380 could be a great choice.
Ambidextrous, double stack hi cap, low recoil.
Hell I just got done cleaning a CZ 82.
Everyone loves that pistol
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What a terrific quote!!! So true.
If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to see how it would work.
Make sure it has a trigger.
Strangely, the CZ P-01 relative of that gun is terrible to use if you have handgrip issues. It’s difficult to get purchase on the slide, and the slide itself is pretty high effort to move.
I’d also recommend you check some of the other 80 threads on this same topic.
Okay, I’ll film it. It’ll take a few minutes.
In case you’re wondering, I used my trigger finger to eject the magazine in that first video.
The problem was too heavy a bullet. Great ammo for a S&W j-frame airweight is Corbon DPX 110gr .38 special +P
You are absolutely correct.
The problem was too heavy a bullet.
Great ammo for a S&W j-frame airweight is Corbon DPX 110gr .38 special +P
Autos are sexy. But I recommend a small 5 or 6 shot .38 spc. with the neoprene grips. It will never jam, is inexpensive and is low maintenance.
If the .38 is to spicy, you can feed .38 SW longs through it.
I guarantee they’ll be running or stationary by the time you let the fifth round go.
C’mon guys, Don’t recommend an semiautomatic for someone without experience and who may not shoot it much.
Once you can get to a gun shop (don’t have to buy there), handle as many hand guns as you like. You will want to make sure the grip is comfortable. You have got to be able to control the handgun. It will do no good if you fire one round and then have to look for the gun on the floor in the dark because it “jumped” out of your hand.
If you are looking at a semi automatic, make sure you can work the slide.
The Ruger SP101 comes in a hammerless, double action, .357, 5 shot revolver. Shorter bbl and good for concealed carry.
Someone earlier mentioned a shotgun. Depending upon your physical stature, a 20 gauge Youth model pump (Rem 870 / Mossberg 500) may be adequate. Loads of dbl “OO” or #2’s would be a good hallway cleaner. Shorter bbl would be easier to manuever in a home situation and it could be fired with out a consious effort to ‘aim’. Rack the slide and listen for feet going away..
Id also recommend you check some of the other 80 threads on this same topic.
There are 80 other people of FR without thumbs?
I have a full size CZ 75 in 40 SW.
Its a great pistol though field stripping is a serious pain in the wazoo
Wouldn’t surprise me.