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Baron Jul 19th, 2011 02:54 PM

Advice on buying some Pistols
So I'm talking with an acquaintance of mine that I haven't seen in years and he tells me the story about how his life has been a living hell since the last time I saw him. In short, a couple guys broke into his house, tied him up, and the raped his girlfriend in front of him. He had no weapons in the house.

His story has been on my mind so much recently that I've been seriously entertaining the idea of getting a couple pistols, one for myself, and one for my wife in the event I'm not around. The problem is that the pistol market is so vast that I'm not sure where to start. It seems like Kimber is the Rolls-Royce of the pistol market, but I'm not sure I NEED that level simply for self defense purposes.

Anybody experienced in this field have some advice or recommendations??

shortie Jul 19th, 2011 03:06 PM

did your friend live in a bad neighborhood?

nitro Jul 19th, 2011 03:11 PM

For your wife

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For you

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Lucrum Jul 19th, 2011 03:39 PM

If your new to firearms seriously consider getting some instruction. Shooting yourself or someone else unintended kinda defeats the whole purpose.

If you're dead set on a handgun and you don't plan on using it with any regularity consider a revolver. They are somewhat less likely to jam and there is no magazine spring to weaken over time. Not to mention a gun novice trying to unjam a semi auto in "the heat of the moment" could again defeat the whole purpose.

You may also want to consider a short shotgun. While not as easy to wield indoors as a handgun you're less like to shoot yourself with it, the shot has less penetration than bullets reducing the risk of collateral damage and the sound of chambering a round alone may very well prevent you from having to spill some assholes blood and guts all over your expensive floor.

Baron Jul 19th, 2011 03:55 PM


Quote from shortie:

did your friend live in a bad neighborhood?
He lives in Windermere, FL, the same suburb of Orlando that Tiger Woods and countless other celebrities live in. So no, it isn't a bad neighborhood by any means, which is why his story was so disturbing.

Lucrum Jul 19th, 2011 03:56 PM


Quote from shortie:

did your friend live in a bad neighborhood?
Why, is getting raped in a bad neighborhood somehow different from getting raped in a good one?

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