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Totally puzzled a gun store owner

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Gouranga, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Gouranga

    Gouranga Active Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Gaston County, NC
    So I am looking for a gun for my home that I can use but more importantly my wife can use. She is a real new shooter and with a lot of pistols has trouble pulling back the slide.

    So before anyone says it. Revolver. Easier to use, more reliable, etc etc. I know the logically sound arguments. I believe them, I don't think anything in them is untrue or wrong.

    So when the gun store owner starts down that road, I inform him. I HATE revolvers. I hate the look of them, I hate the feel of them, I just hate them. I cannot tell you why. I just do. It is irrational, from a firearm perspective they are in a lot of ways superior to pistols but I am so in love with a the 1911, or Beretta, or even my M&P, I just do not like them. Heck I like our KelTec P11, more than any revolver. Makes no rational sense, just what I like.

    Luckily the clerk had a great sense of humor, said he can't argue with insanity and helped me look through the autoloaders he had.

    So, I am curious anyone else out there have a similar type of hangup when it comes to a particular type of firearm?
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Mentor

    Sep 21, 2007
    Californicated Colorado
    Yep. I can't bear the sight of a PS90. But he's right, you can't fix crazy.
  3. cmfireman

    cmfireman New Member

    Jul 3, 2009
    Form follows function. If it works, I'll use it. If not, you can keep it.

    Same reason I carry a G26. It's ugly and has no soul, but damn if it doesn't go bang every time.
  4. mstrat

    mstrat New Member

    Sep 17, 2010

    Maybe it's because I'm sick of hearing about them, how great they are, and how they can slice bread, make toast, and water the garden.
    Or maybe it's how they just look ugly.
    Or maybe it's the stupid name.
    Or maybe it's the weird grip angle*(1)
    Or maybe it's that they're popular and i don't want to drink the kool aid.

    Or maybe, probably, it's irrational. I just don't like glocks.

    *(1) ok, this is actually a valid thing I legitimately and rationally don't like about them. Probably the only rational reason I could come up with.
  5. therewolf

    therewolf member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Pasco Cty, Florida
    Hi Gouranga,

    Welcome to The High Road.

    Ascetically, I can't stand Glocks, and snub-nose revolvers.

    I like the 1911A1, Beretta, even a CZ75, but certain guns are just very unappealing.
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  6. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    As in do I have completely irrational lists of reasons for not liking particular guns?

    Nope, sorry.
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Mar 27, 2009
    nc mountains
    You did say something your wife can also shoot???? You are all ready pistol pour soooo. Better let her buy what she would like to shoot with the advise of someone other than you. It can come back to haunt you one day. Oh, yes you are completly irrational.
  8. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Senior Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    The obvious solution is to get what you want for you, and get a wheelgun for your better half...assuming that's what she wants.
  9. cesarv

    cesarv New Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    For some weird reason, I don't like Glocks. Maybe it's because I hear them all the time in Rap music.
  10. Erik M

    Erik M Participating Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southeast Kentucky
    That about sums up how I feel about Sig's. You cant read through an EDC thread without someone singing the praises of the p238 holy grail (their opinion) of concealed carry. I'd buy a Glock first.
  11. Pronghorn

    Pronghorn New Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    i cant stand the sight of single action revolvers. I would like to own one, but the sight of it turns me off right away.
  12. rainbowbob

    rainbowbob Senior Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Seattle, WA

    I'm also totally puzzled. I can't understand why your admittedly irrational distaste for revolvers has anything to do with the selection of a suitable firearm for your wife (who has trouble with slides).

    Since you already know that a semi-auto is probably unsuitable for her, I suggest you go to a range where she can rent and try a few revolvers and decide for herself.
  13. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Mentor

    Jul 13, 2008
    Near Camp Perry
    And where is she during these shopping trips?
    Does she dislike revolvers also?
  14. The Don

    The Don New Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    A small Villiage of about 450 in Michigan

    You are not alone! I hate inline muzzleloaders!! Cant stand them was once given one and sold it as fast as I could. I don't know why I just don't like them. Maybe because I was brought up on the old stuff. Maybe its because I'm sick of hearing about them. Everyone telling me they are so much better. Like my grandpa use to say "if it aint broke dont fix it!" It also may be the Fond memories of helping my grandpa cast balls and bullets. Oh then there was powder Sunday the 1st Sunday of every month we would spend making powder. oh the good old days the smoke and roar of his old .79 caliber musket, the coon dogs yelping in the background. What fun, if only I could go back.
  15. 2RCO

    2RCO Participating Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I have a rather decent collection of pistols and recently found the same thing about the lady I've been dating. Can't rack a slide on anything some of the Walthers like the PPS she can almost manipulate but the 1911 full size and Officer's, P3AT, LCP, Micro DE, Colt 1903, Beretta 92 etc. are all a No Go. She for some reason doesn't like the feel of a revolver (so we have your problem). A lady at a gun show suggested a Beretta with a tip up barrel because you can carry it w/o one in the pipe and slip a round in. After you pull the trigger for the first shot it cycles itself. This to me sounds like a PITA to carry a loose round other than the mag.

    So basically this leaves the option of something like a Bond Derringer.
  16. sappyg

    sappyg Participating Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    South Carolina
    meh... if you're so hung up on a semi auto that your wife can use there are several options.
    1. loaded round in the chamber with the safety on.
    2. beretta makes the 'tomcat' that tips up the barrel if i'm not mistaken. had one in 22 lr and it was great!
    3. let your wife pick out what she can use and YOU learn to deal with it.
    4. glocks are good... see #1 :D

    as for me i would use anything i could get my hands on. but that's just me. i might not prefer it but there you have it. you're lucky your wife is even willing to pull a trigger if need be. mine would not.
  17. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Senior Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    As most the others here have said, it really doesn't make a tinkers damn what YOU like and can shoot well. It matters what SHE can competently fire and operate with confidence. To put it about as bluntly as possible, in the worse case scenario, you want a weapon in her hands that she can defend herself in the event of an aggressor. If you aren't there, then your aversion to revolvers is not only irrational, but also puts HER life in danger. If my wife can fire a .380 efficiently and can operate it under pressure then that is the best weapon for her. Not a weapon I would carry but what I like doesn't matter. She has 2 little .380's that she likes to shoot. a p232 and a p238. Both of which she can keep them in the 10 ring at 25 feet very consistently. This is what matters, not your aversions. She also has a Lady Smith .38sp that she can smoke away a BG very confidently with if the need arose. If we could carry in this forsaken state I am quite positive she would carry the p232 in a holster and the Lady Smith in her purse. None of the weapons she is efficient with would be worth a dime in my hands because they are so small (Im a big guy with big hands and they literally disappear in my hands) except for her Lady smith which I can shoot fairly well. But she shoots them VERY well and I for one would not wish to be on the receiving end of her wrath. This is what is important.
  18. Imon

    Imon New Member

    Mar 3, 2010
    I've learned to temper my "hatred" (dislike?) of guns so that I'm a lot more mellow with certain guns that get a lot of hatred. Some guns that still get my blood going are the Taurus Judge, and those who think it is the ULTIMATE HOME DEFENSE GUN, the Desert Eagle, and kids who ask if we carry Glock 18s. Once I had a grown man ask me where we keep the Glocks so I showed him. After about a minute he timidly asked me which one the porcelain Glock was - no joke. But I didn't get mad - we had a good laugh over that.

    Also, a little tip for the OP, I don't know how you feel about .380s but out of every auto I've ever handled the PK380 has, by far, the easiest to rack slide. It should be no problem for most women.
  19. SpaceFrank

    SpaceFrank New Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Houston, TX
    OP, I would see how your wife feels about revolvers before you make the decision for her.

    But for you and 2RCO: I personally dislike the gun for a number of reasons, but the Walther PK380 has a very easy slide pull.
  20. oldbanjo

    oldbanjo Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I hate Auto's and I wouldn't own a 1911. I've had many good Auto's, Browning High Power, Rugers many, but I like Revolvers and always have. I can't explain it.

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