Top Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Any suggestions for a home defense gun for a medium build lady in her mid 60`s? She doesn't hunt, but has shot a bit. I'm wonder

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 4everAutumn
    replied
    Thanks for the great ideas, guys. There is a gun show in Des Moines this weekend. I'm going over today to see what I can pick up for her. She lives alone in the country and two houses have recently been burglarized along her road. The thieves are so brazen that they are breaking in while the residents are asleep. I just can't have her out there at the mercy of this type of human filth.

    Leave a comment:


  • 30-CAL
    replied
    If she can handle the 20 gauge great. My misses has a mossburg 410 home defence shotgun loaded with buck shot and two slugs.

    Leave a comment:


  • huntfishtrap
    replied
    Forgot to mention in my previous post, if you do go with one of the shotguns, be sure to use a Cylinder or Improved Cylinder choke. Anything tighter than IC would produce such a small pattern at typical self-defense distances that it would defeat the purpose of using a shotgun.
    Also, the brand of my brother's 9mm carbine is Hi-Point, in case that option interested you.

    Leave a comment:


  • DSMbirddog
    replied
    I think a 20 gauge 870 with a slug barrel would do the trick. Put the Improved Cylinder choke tube in and use buckshot. It would be a short easy handling defense weapon.

    Leave a comment:


  • jhjimbo
    replied
    Like officerdoom said the Judge is a great home defense gun. The 410 is available with three shot in it, about .38 caliber - excellent stopping power at short range.

    Leave a comment:


  • officerdom1987
    replied
    For the price and options, I'd go with the Rossi Circuit Judge. If she's comfortable with a .45LC that'd be a great gun you could cycle 6 quick shots through. With the advancements in .410 self-defense shells, you can't go wrong with it and at a low price, it's very versatile.

    Leave a comment:


  • huntfishtrap
    replied
    I'm no home-defense expert, but those sound good to me. Of the two, the double might require less thinking to use in stressful situation like a burglary, but as long as she practices some the 870 should be okay too. You could use #4 buckshot too, instead of #2, but again, either should work.
    If she doesn't like the recoil of a shotgun, another option would be one of the many compact 9mm semi-auto carbines on the market. My brother has one (can't remember the brand right now), and it's very light and compact, doesn't kick at all, and is pretty reliable with quality loads.

    Leave a comment:


  • Any suggestions for a home defense gun for a medium build lady in her mid 60`s? She doesn't hunt, but has shot a bit. I'm wonder

    Any suggestions for a home defense gun for a medium build lady in her mid 60`s? She doesn't hunt, but has shot a bit. I'm wondering about a coach style double or an 870 youth model in 20 gauge. She could practice with target loads to get used to the gun, but I was thinking #2 buckshot for when it counts. Thank you for any thoughts!

Welcome!

Collapse

Welcome to Outdoor Life's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Outdoor Life, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on outdoorlife.com.

Right Rail 1 Ad

Collapse

Top Active Users

Collapse

There are no top active users.

Right Rail 2 Ad

Collapse

Latest Topics

Collapse

Right Rail 3 Ad

Collapse

Footer Ad Widget

Collapse
Working...
X