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Victory is mine !!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bonker, Apr 28, 2003.

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  1. Bonker

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    2 amazing things going on right now...

    First, my wife, who isn't anti-gun but has always been terribly afraid of them, came to me nd asked me to take her to the gun show next week so she can start picking one out! Whoa what a surprise!
    She asked me to sign her up for lessons and everything! Woohoo!

    Her only stipulation is that she must have pearl grips :)

    I'm gonna try to get her a small 38 revolver with a 3 or 4 inch barrel. Maybe an SP-101 if she likes the way it feels.
    I'll try to step back and let her choose what she is most comfortable with.
    I'm giddy !!!

    Second victory...our baby is 3 months from being born and we've agreed on a name. Little baby "Heston" will be named after one of our greatest Americans :)
    My wife always had a crush on Charlton (she LOVES old men) and we were watching the 10 commandments the other night and she actually suggested it :)

    I need to try and get Heston an autographed photo while Charlton is still healthy.


    I am feeling lucky this week! Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket! :)
     
  2. MLH

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    Congrats!

    :D :D :D
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Heck, even iridescent neon green grips on a real gun would beat no gun.

    Congratulations.
     
  4. NapAttack

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    Interesting how having a baby affects women. My wife was seriously afraid of guns but when she was pregnant all of a sudden she discovered this desire to protect her child. I selected a pistol for her and signed her up for a firearms class at the local gun shop. She took the class and did very well.

    Only problem is the change wasn't permanent. She never went back to the range after that class and now she's back to her old fear of firearms. Now that my son is about 10 years old.
     
  5. JohnKSa

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    A couple of warnings.

    Make sure she gets to shoot something similar to what she's considering purchasing so the shooting characteristics don't take her by surprise at her first practice session.

    Make sure she gets to pick what she wants unless it's a really bad idea (like a 45-70 derringer). Something she likes is something she'll practice with, and something she'll carry. Something that she doesn't like is something that will go in the safe and perhaps take any future chances of her considering carrying/using a gun along with it.

    Example. My wife hates revolvers. She doesn't like the way they look, and doesn't like the feel of the recoil. I know an auto isn't generally considered the best choice for a beginner, but it was a great choice for Lisa. She likes her autos, and likes shooting them, and pushes me to take her to the range to practice. She's also very good about carrying. As a result, she's much safer than she would have been if I had forced her to pick something that conforms more to conventional wisdom.

    Also, FWIW, I find small .38 revolvers to be among the least shootable pistols on the market. I think they're a much better choice for an expert than for a newbie.
     
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    Congrats on all.:D Hopefully the wife will continue her interest to where you have created a monster. (I did that with my wife and Hockey, can't seem to do it with guns.:( ) The women on here are great, and I would love for my wife to have their knowledge and interest in firearms. At least she doesn't fear them, but that's small consolation.
     
  7. Bonker

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    "I find small .38 revolvers to be among the least shootable pistols on the market. I think they're a much better choice for an expert than for a newbie."

    I dunno if I'd go quie that far but I see your point. I'm a revolver man myself but if the woman wants an auto then that's fine although I'd try to persuare her to get a DA only for a first gun.

    Who makes a great auto for small hands? Sig?


    So you guys like the name Heston or is it going to get him beat up a lot in school?
     
  8. blades67

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    Let her try everything from a SIG Sauer P225 to a Glock 19, her hands will decide what fits best.

    It won't get him beaten unless he acts like a dork.:neener:
     
  9. JohnKSa

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    The Beretta 80 series .380 pistols are generally very shootable for people with small hands.

    I've heard good things about the CZ .380s as well.

    My wife likes my H&K USP 9mm--so much that it's hers now.

    I'm sure others will chime in...
     
  10. Bonker

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    Do you think a 380 is enough boom for primary self defense?

    I think I prefer to go with a 9mm because here in Texas you can't get a CCW for semi-auto with less than a 9mm so she'd have to qualify with someone else's gun.


    And Heston will be born the first week of August. What kind of gun should I buy him to celebrate? :)
     
  11. JCOJR

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    A lady, such as yours, needs a string of pearls to match her "pearl handles"!

    Heston sounds wonderful.:)
     
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    JCOJR has it right.

    The lady needs something femalee, defined as anything without a power cord or a trigger.

    As a bonus get her the gun.

    Nothin' says "Love" like a box of hollowpoint.

    Heston is a great name for either a bubba or bubbette.
     
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    Just don't make his middle name "LaPierre"

    All that good stuff happening to you, AND you live in the great State of Texas. Man, oh, man.

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy. When your child is born, your life will begin again too.

    Grips--Ajax "Pearlite" maybe?
     
  14. JohnKSa

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    .380 is same bore diameter as the 9mm and therefore is definitely acceptable for the purposes of qualification.

    They may have even relaxed the rules further to allow .32ACP for qualification--can't remember since it didn't apply to me.

    Of course, that has no bearing on what she can carry, only what she must qualify with.

    Don't get caught up in the "what's enough gun argument". Get what she likes and what she likes to shoot. She probably won't practice or carry unless she has something she likes. Down the road, you may get her to upgrade if you really think it's necessary.

    I'd MUCH rather have my wife carrying a .380 or a .32 or even a .22 than leaving a .45 at home because she doesn't like it or is afraid to shoot it.

    I'm not pushing the .380 though. I just listed some guns that my wife, who has small hands and is recoil sensitive, likes to shoot. I did mention the H&K USP which is 9mm.
     
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    Something you might consider for your wife if not a revolver... my wife hates them, except for my 6" K22 (not exactly an ideal carry gun) is a Browning Hi power. After trying several, she found that she didn't care for DA at all and the Browning fits her hands perfectly. I lost a very nice pistol, but she loves it, so it's really not a loss. Good luck, BD
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

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    You're naming your child Moses? ;)
     
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