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Old 09-20-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking at purchasing a new handgun for CC and a rimfire for my oldest daughter.

Any thoughts on these?

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...uger&x=27&y=13

http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodin...d=100&cat=018C


budget is a concern, I'd like to keep total cost below $1k
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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CC= Concealed carry?

not a ruger fan greg. I like smith, have a 645 myself, but for CC I I would go with a glock 40 for weight, although the "Officers" version of the 1911 A-1 is a nice piece for conceled carry and has the stopping power of a .45.

My first was a .22 Ithaca lever action. My brothers had remington single shot bolt actions.
I also have a winchester .22 You can't go wrong with a .22
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:27 PM   #3
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Yep. Concealed carry. I currently carry a Browning HP MKIII 40. I carry condition 1 when I’m by myself, with the family along I carry condition 2. I'm looking for something smaller that the wife would be able to carry and feel comfortable with. A put in purse and go gun. With the trigger safety on the Glocks that leaves them out. I’d prefer a double action with an exposed hammer and a thumb safety. Flip the safety and fire. It would require more pressure for the 1st round off making it “safer” in a purse. So far the Ruger and a S&W fit those criteria. The S&W only comes in .40 and I want a 9mil or .380. That defaults so far to the Ruger 9mil. I have fired in the past several Ruger revolvers and liked them and have also fired a Ruger .45 but it’s been so long ago that I have forgotten if I liked the auto or not. As far as “stopping power” is concerned. A well placed shot is all the stopping power you need. A double-tap to the groin is going to knock down anybody no matter what caliber you’re firing.

As for the .22. I’m really leaning towards that Winchester. I’ve been practicing gun safety with my girls now for a few years with air rifles and since my oldest is turning 9 I think it’s time for her “own” firearm.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:02 PM   #4
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you didn't mention the wife Greg. I would recommend the 4906 (don't quote me on the model number), but this is Smith's "Short" version of the 9 mil, hammer block safety and double action 1st shot.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...12&isFirearm=Y

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http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...13&isFirearm=Y

couple of Smiths I was looking at as well
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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don't know how big her hands are, but the 990 has nice ergonomics. Although, you might get the same "feel" with the 408 and a pachmyre grip.
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She has pretty small hands. I've just started shopping online, I haven't been to a gun shop yet. This weekend will be spent going to some different stores. I plan on taking her along so she can get a feel for the different weapons. Short, small, light, and feel safe that it won't go off without her wanting it to. Otherwise she won't carry it and then what's the point?
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:14 PM   #8
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I really like my Taurus Millineum Pro 9mm. It is compact for a 9mm and very comfortable in the hand. I bought it for around $300. I also carry a Kel-Tec P38T. It is the smallest and lightest 380 made. I will say that im not extremely happy with it but, for what it is, its ok. It just drops in the pocket and can barely even tell it is there.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:43 PM   #10
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The 380 is an Idea Greg...necked down 9mm is really all it is. Hits like a .38, does all kinds of nasty bouncing around inside.
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