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i will be going off to college soon and dont wish to leave my mom alone without some protection, what would be the best gun to get her. she is about 50 yrs and about 110 soaking wet. thanks
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my grandmother used to keep a .22 in the night stand after my grandfater died..

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Too little info to even start.

A shotgun is good for blasting at anything but if she's really old then that might too much. A semi-auto handgun might be good too if she can still aim and control a handgun. Post her pic so we have an idea where to start.

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Post her pic so we have an idea where to start.
Haha.

If she can handle a shotgun easily, get her to try out a 12 gauge pump, 20 gauge pump, or a .410 pump (if you can find one). If not, have her try a good 9mm or a .38 Special.


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sig p239 chambered in 9mm


cant go wrong, compact and damn reliable
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dont worry she'll have plenty of men over as soon as your gone
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somehow this thread reminds me of the little granny in Nawlines getting tackled by the JBT's .Poor old woman!

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I'd say .38 revolver. I'm assuming she's small frame and may not have a lot of strength to rack the slide on an auto so revolver would be my suggestion. When my dad got into his 70's he didn't have the strength to rack the slide on the Kimber .45 I bought for his birthday. Bought him a .38 Taurus (think) M85 and he's been a happy camper.

Oh, and be sure to get her some range time to make sure she's comfortable with it.




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I'd say .38 revolver. I'm assuming she's small frame and may not have a lot of strength to rack the slide on an auto so revolver would be my suggestion.
Agreed. But if she can rack a slide, then a semi-auto would give her more rounds without reloading. Granted one well placed shot will stop an attacker but chances are she'll be in a panic and will miss a few times.


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This is probably the most important thing to take away from this thread. Whatever gun you get her, make sure she can work it. You may find out the other choice was better.

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no doubt she should practice using it . I think it takes more muscle to pull a DA trigger on a revolver than to rack a slide!
Make GRANNY WORK IT!
a revolver is a lot less complicated though....

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A big ass dog.

It can't be used against her

It will probably hear anything and react before she can even wake up

It can see and smell in the dark better than a person with a maglight

It works as a deterrent because people know it is there and none of them are tempted to steal it.

It never runs out of ammo. It will, however, leave empty casings lying around so range management is necessary

It buys enough time to arm oneself, and if killed or wounded by an intruder, provides all the justification in the world for shooting the goblin.
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20ga pump or a 38Spl revolver.

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without a doubt I would say a shotgun, great option would be either the mossberg 500 or the remington 870 express youth model both in 20ga. The youth models come with shorter stocks and forearms making them much more managable and certainly 20 ga will take care of anything and not destroy shoulders in the process.
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A big ass dog.

It can't be used against her

It will probably hear anything and react before she can even wake up

It can see and smell in the dark better than a person with a maglight

It works as a deterrent because people know it is there and none of them are tempted to steal it.

It never runs out of ammo. It will, however, leave empty casings lying around so range management is necessary

It buys enough time to arm oneself, and if killed or wounded by an intruder, provides all the justification in the world for shooting the goblin.
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Another vote here for a 38 revolver...my wifes parents recently divorced and her mom was pretty uneasy about being alone in a new house, so I gave her one of mine, a Taurus 6" .38 revolver and she is very comfortable with it. I don't really recommend a semi-auto because of the obvious variables with loading etc., and in most home invasion scenarios you will be lucky to squeeze off more than 6 rounds before one of you are done with....the need for more than six well placed rounds is pretty damn rare. Just my .02....
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no doubt she should practice using it . I think it takes more muscle to pull a DA trigger on a revolver than to rack a slide!
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Another vote for the .38 revolver...


And Caspers bang up post as well...
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There's always the internet special P225 P6. It's cheap as shit, and full-frame 9mm's are gentle as shit as far as recoil is concerned. Also, it leaves plenty of budget room for said big-ass dog. I recommend a GSD and good obedience classes. It's bad to skimp there and rely on the dog for protection.

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Actually a makarov might be perfect. They are very reliable, inexpensive, accurate, small enough and they have very little felt recoil. I'd say they are somewhere between a 380 and a 9mm in most respects.

There are also 9mm versions, but they will kick more.
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Dog and a 38/357. You can find S&W's pretty cheap. My favorite is a 4" combat masterpiece. I'd recommend a K or J frame depending on her hands.

Anyone recommending a .22 is half stoned or just plain retarded.

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when i left i gave my mom my dog and when i was home on r and r i gave her a .22 derringer and a sawed off 12 ga

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