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Old 05-04-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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I think the issue with having a semiautomatic ccw, say for example, loose in a purse, is that in theory while grabbing it one might accidentally squeeze the trigger. It's a lot harder to do with the revolver. I'm not sure at all of how often accidental discharges with cc semis happen though, but again, in theory, it's something that is less likely to happen with the revolver because it's hard to pull that trigger
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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That is a 2 inch Rhino revolver. Six shot comes in many calibers such as 357 magnum, 40S&W, 9X19, 9X21 and there are 2 cylinder models that shot 357mag/9mm. The underbarrel design decreases recoil and muzzle flip. You can with never even firing it before put six shots into a four inch square if you know how to properly aim a gun. It has fiber optic sights. The decrease in recoil means that firing 9mm feels like you just fired a .22. They come in double/single action, or just double action in which they do not have a cocking hammer.
I understand about the muzzle flip, but how does this configuration decrease the recoil?
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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I understand about the muzzle flip, but how does this configuration decrease the recoil?
because the line of force is closer to the long axis of the arm, so felt recoil is lower
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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because the line of force is closer to the long axis of the arm, so felt recoil is lower
I would argue that any change in the felt recoil is really a function of the reduction in muzzle flip. However, the point that I was questioning was the claim that recoil was reduced, not felt or perceived recoil.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Manayunk
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Thank you everyone, sincerely, I greatly appreciate the responses.

I realized I do need to do a lot more research and take a novice class.

Does anyone recommend a gun safe..? I saw some but they were $900+. Plus what would be the difference between a "gun" safe and a regular, large sized safe. Also do you have a dial safe, electronic one, or a biometric one?
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Are you a female? Id suggest a revolver as it is simple to load and maintain. The downside is a hard trigger pull which may affect your aim slightly... But if you're going to shoot someone it would most likely be at very close range and you might not even be using the sights
Meh, I'm female and I can handle a .45 much better than a revolver such as a .38.

I don't know where you live, OP, but SOME ranges have some weapons you can rent so you can try out a few. For me, I wanted a Walther P99 really badly, but I went with a Smith & Wesson SW99 because I wanted it in .45 not 9mm. Anyway, both the Walther and the S&W fit my hands perfectly. I shoot really well with a Kimber Eclipse, but the grip is just a little large for me, and I want to be comfortable.

You can also make some friends at the range and in almost any range I've been to, you'll find people who love to try out others' weapons. Some people don't like that, but I do, because I got to learn about many different weapons that way.

Browning is another good one.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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Thank you everyone, sincerely, I greatly appreciate the responses.

I realized I do need to do a lot more research and take a novice class.

Does anyone recommend a gun safe..? I saw some but they were $900+. Plus what would be the difference between a "gun" safe and a regular, large sized safe. Also do you have a dial safe, electronic one, or a biometric one?
Don't get one of those "safes" you can get at Harbor Freight, if all you have is pistols, a good fireproof office safe will work, just make sure it is bolted down. If you want to get some long guns, then you will need a gun safe, again, make sure it if fire rated and bolted down. What ever safe you get, what ever size you think you need, get the one or two sizes larger as you will find yourself keeping more than firearms in it.
I keep cameras, important papers, computer media, in mine as well as firearms. I think I paid $700 for mine from Costco, with free delivery to the curb.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Thank you everyone, sincerely, I greatly appreciate the responses.

I realized I do need to do a lot more research and take a novice class.

Does anyone recommend a gun safe..? I saw some but they were $900+. Plus what would be the difference between a "gun" safe and a regular, large sized safe. Also do you have a dial safe, electronic one, or a biometric one?
The "best" gun to have, is the one in your hands when you need it. Same holds true for ammunition. This argument will go on and on.

As someone else said, go to your local range and try several different handguns out. You can dry fire and live fire them and get a feel what is right for you. Some people have problems with recoil management (men and women) with larger caliber pistols. Shot placement is the key to putting someone down and its better to be accurate with a smaller caliber, then miss with a larger caliber.

Training is a must. Get some good solid training. One thing people always forget in this regards is: You are training to kill someone. Let us not mince words, etc. Have you thought about the legal and psychological aftermath of such an incident? Wrongful death lawsuits are a pain and if you can show certified, documented training, it will help you a great deal in that regards. Do you know your states laws on using deadly force? I always advise people to seek out a qualified attorney, pay the 50 or 100 bucks, and pick their brain for an hour. I suggest persons try and get an attorney which defends police officers in these matters. They have been there and done that quite often.

Finally, do you know the laws for having a gun in your home with children? Many states have specific laws as to how to store a gun with children in the home.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thank you everyone, sincerely, I greatly appreciate the responses.

I realized I do need to do a lot more research and take a novice class.

Does anyone recommend a gun safe..? I saw some but they were $900+. Plus what would be the difference between a "gun" safe and a regular, large sized safe. Also do you have a dial safe, electronic one, or a biometric one?
If you're keeping a gun for home defense, you have to consider whether or not you could wake up, unlock your safe and get your gun before someone could come in. I know I'm not that fast. That's the same way I feel about keeping the gun locked up in a different place from the ammo. If I need it, I will need it in a hurry.

Of course, it depends on your living situation as well...if you have kids and there's any chance they're going to mess with the gun, then you do need to lock it up. That's not always foolproof either. I had a friend when I was growing up and her dad had a giant safe full of guns. My friend's teenage brother managed to open the safe (the dad always left it locked) and killed his friend in the living room.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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Where do you live where women holstering guns is common? I'm in the northeast and even if cc gets passed here I don't expect women to start wearing holsters. They're not fashionable. I'd carry in my purse too.
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