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To: ru4liberty

I don’t know why they continue to push the shotgun as the primary defense weapon for people with limited mobility or strength. The shotgun is a relatively large weapon and certainly not ideal for an elderly woman.

A .38 revolver is a good choice, but the trigger pulls on the DAO/hammerless models like the S&W 642 may be too much for elderly women. My neighbor (about 80) bought one and his wife cannot use the trigger (age, arthritis).

Try holding a shotgun and a phone (or a flashlight). Try opening a door while holding a shotgun. Now imagine you’re an elderly woman.

And God help them if they actually fire the thing.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 9:54:12 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
and certainly not ideal for an elderly woman.

ELDERLY????

51 posted on 01/06/2013 10:06:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: SJSAMPLE

That’s why you need a sling and a light mount for your shotgun.

And forget that crap about scaring them off by racking a round into the chamber. If the bad guy is in your house, he needs to be ventilated.


158 posted on 01/06/2013 11:46:42 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SJSAMPLE

“....for an elderly woman....”
You do realize, don’t you, that 60 is the new 40?


212 posted on 01/07/2013 5:56:35 AM PST by matginzac
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