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Guns - What You Should Buy Now

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 12:10 am
@Foxfyre,
Quote:

What do you recommend for a lady that is affordable,
user friendly, and effective as a self defense weapon?

That last criterion is the most important,
inasmuch as if u need to USE it,
u will bet your life on it.

Years ago, I just carried a .38 revolver with a 2 inch barrel
that I won in a poker game, because it was handy,
but then I learned about failures of stopping power with .38s;
incidents like this one:
police chased a derelict into an alley;
he turned against them, broke a glass bottle and lunged at an officer,
who emptied out his .38 revolver into the chest of the bad guy,
who perished from his wounds, but before he did,
he jammed the broken bottle into the officer 's throat,
inflicting fatal injuries.

" Wise is he who learns from his mistakes,
but WISER is he who learns from the mistakes of others."


It is unwise to bet your life on an underpowered gun.

Its not enuf to kill the bad guy; u need to keep him OFF of u.

I took some time to research the possibilities,
in terms of effectiveness. I chose a .44 special Model 445 Taurus revolver,
in stainless steel mirror
(to be visible at night) which I loaded
with hollowpointed cartridges, to deform inside the target,
thereby reducing speed and the chance of overpenetration
(i.e., exiting from the other side) carrying away much of the energy
of your gunfire.
I suggest a ported barrel, to reduce muzzle flip
(an upward motion of the front of the gun, after firing).

Too many men have found automatic pistols to be mechanically unreliable.
In the words of John Dillenger:
" 2 things that you should never trust are the word
of a district attorney and an automatic pistol."


Revolvers are a lot more reliable.
I have never needed to fire my .44 revolver in anger.
The mere sight of it, in the dark of night, was enuf for criminals to flee,
after thay had put a bullethole 3 inches in front of my face,
in my driver's side window; hence, I was pleased at my choice
of the stainless steel mirror.
Bearing in mind Isaac Newton 's 3rd Law of Motion,
u will need to accustom yourself to the backward motion
of your gun, at a suitable gunnery range. Work out with it
as much as possible. Get used to how it functions.
I suggest that u avoid getting a lightweight gun,
inasmuch as weight is your FRIEND,
in reducing and absorbing felt recoil.
The lighter the gun, the heavier will be the perceived recoil in your hand.
Hence, I suggest that u avoid Titanium guns.

That 's my best advice.
I hope u 'll advise if u have any questions.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 12:56 am
@H2O MAN,
Quote:

Yes, the .44 is nice,
but I prefer the .45 ACP that my Glock 21 pistols fire...

Do u mean .45 GAP ?

I am underwhelmed with Glocks,
since I used a brand new Glock 17, fresh out-of-the-box
that my friend got. It jammed 3 times in the first 15 rounds
(using a stiff wrist). On another occasion, during tactical training,
I saw a local bailiff lose the mag from his automatic, repeatedly,
all nite; no good. I can t see depending on that for your life.
We gotta remember that we are discussing EMERGENCY equipment.
I can 't count the number of stovepipe jams I 've had
or failures to load or failures to extract.
We don t have those problems with revolvers.

The only problem I 've had with revolvers
is the occasional broken firing pin.
I also have a .44 Magnum Ruger SuperBlackhawk,
but I 'd not use a full magnum load for defensive purposes,
as an anti-personnel weapon; for large animals only.

Insofar as problems with Oboy are concerned:
we already have a lot of protection from the USSC in HELLER
and that decision very strongly implies that the USSC will
extend 2nd Amendment protection to limit the power of the States
and freely to carry in the streets.




David

H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:29 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Quote:

Yes, the .44 is nice,
but I prefer the .45 ACP that my Glock 21 pistols fire...

Do u mean .45 GAP ?



Nope. I'm talking about the full-size, old school .45 ACP.

I have owned and fired many Glock pistols since the mid 80's
and I have never had a problem with any of them. No issues at all.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:32 am
@farmerman,
farmerman, put down the Martha rag, wash your hands and go out and enjoy life.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:38 am
@farmerman,


Why is it that those with no balls and a small penis hate guns so much?
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:41 am
@H2O MAN,


.My life beyond A2K is quite full and varied, yours, on the othr hand, appears to be limited and dour.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:42 am
@farmerman,


The truth ain't in you!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:45 am
@H2O MAN,
Quote:
Why is it that those with no balls and a small penis hate guns so much?


Why is it that those people who are always making pubic comparisons are the obsessive gun lovers? Is it some feeling of inadequacy ?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 06:12 am
@farmerman,
farmerman, just because you are you feeling small and inadequate doesn't mean you need to tell everyone in an open forum.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 07:29 am


This looks interesting... FN SCAR LIGHT STANDARD.223
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