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Old 07-27-2008, 02:42 PM
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i got a friend of mine that is about 75 or so.
He said he wants to get a handgun for defense either a rev. or a semi auto.
He wants something small and lightweight so it is easy to carry concealed.
He said he was going to go with a 22,but i told him i would not go with a 22 for defense.
I was thinking a 380 a 357/38 snupnose maybe a small 9mm or just a plan 38.
What would you recommend.
He does nto want to spend alot of money on the gun.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:00 PM
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A Taurus Model 85 in 38 special pretty much covers those bases.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:20 PM
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A friend of mine swears by the Bersa Thunder in 380.Depending on the gentleman's knowledge of using guns a revolver might be a better choice.I'm reading mixed reports about the new Ruger LCP.

I personallyhad a bad experience with a Taurus snubbie.I can't or won'trecommend one of those. To each their own of course.I hope the old fellar finds one that fits his needs.He might consider looking for a used Smith "J" frame.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:55 PM
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he knows guns very well he was in both veitnam and korea.
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A friend of mine swears by the Bersa Thunder in 380.Depending on the gentleman's knowledge of using guns a revolver might be a better choice.I'm reading mixed reports about the new Ruger LCP.

I personallyhad a bad experience with a Taurus snubbie.I can't or won'trecommend one of those. To each their own of course.I hope the old fellar finds one that fits his needs.He might consider looking for a used Smith "J" frame.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:54 PM
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ORIGINAL: bigtim6656

he knows guns very well he was in both veitnam and korea.
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A friend of mine swears by the Bersa Thunder in 380.Depending on the gentleman's knowledge of using guns a revolver might be a better choice.I'm reading mixed reports about the new Ruger LCP.

I personallyhad a bad experience with a Taurus snubbie.I can't or won'trecommend one of those. To each their own of course.I hope the old fellar finds one that fits his needs.He might consider looking for a used Smith "J" frame.
With that being said what ever feels good to him.If he can try different guns that would help him decide what he wants.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:17 PM
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Ruger SP101in a 357/38. My mom has one with a 2-1/4" barrel.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:21 PM
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I would also recommenda short barrelled 38 special.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:32 PM
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Ruger SP 01 in 327 Federal Mag.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:35 PM
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Ruger's new LCP in .380 would be another possibility.
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