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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: S Central PA 5A
Re: Best self defense handgun for women?
For a house gun I would lean to a 3-4" "K" frame sized revolver with fixed sights and chambered in 357 Mag BUT using 38 Special +P 158 gr. LSWC Hollow points. Practice, practice, practice...with target loads of 148 gr. Lead wadcutters with a cylinder full of the +P's thrown in at the end of the session. Rational. Keep things simple...just pull the trigger. If a round fails to fire, pull the trigger again. Target loads will enable the shooter to gain competence and confidence in her weapon, fixed sights (once regulated) will never have to be worried about, and 38 +P LSWC's will be more then adequate for the intended purpose.
For a carry weapon, same as above except a "J" frame sized 38 Special with a 2-3" bbl. JMO
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