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Self-defense gun for father

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by trekrok, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. MacFromOK

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    If he's more used to a revolver, that's certainly what I'd recommend.

    At age 80, it's not going to be so easy to learn new stuff, and especially if he rarely shoots.

    Just my 2¢ ... :drunk2:
     
  2. davek

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    Ruger LCR 22 mag
     
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    He is 80? I’d buy him anything he wants. Mount him a Mac10 on a swivel by his day chair. Mount a semi auto 20g on a spring from the ceiling by his bed so he don’t even have to raise up. Let him take anyone out he wants to inside his home uninvited. But a small 38 with light loads for his pocket carry.
     
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  4. trekrok

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    I'd like to check one of those out.
     
  5. saddlebum

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    heavy trigger
     
  6. trekrok

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    Yeah, I read that complaint. Function of the rimfire? Need to try and find one to play with, but doesn't look likely these days.
     
  7. saddlebum

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    yep they are hard to come by. all the centerfire lcr's have great triggers ....the rimfires not so much
     
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    I'm in the revolver camp. A STEEL FRAMED .38 snubby. 6 shot preferred. 3" or less barrel preferred. If the new Colts Cobras are too pricey a S&W is probably going to be also. This is an application I'd consider a Taurus revolver for. Yes I said it, if shot only occasionally (after vetting) they should be perfectly fine. Load them with Federal target wadcutters and they a breeze to shoot and work good up close where he's most likely to have to. The airweight snubbies are easy to carry but difficult to shoot.
     
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    S&W 442 performance center fits the bill nicely. It has a much nicer trigger than a regular 442.
     
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    I found something interesting on YT. Federal has a new .22lr self-defense load called Federal Punch. The good news is they sell it online (although it's not available at the moment.) Here's the video I watched:
     

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