tom4018":1x3eu8r3 said:Wanting a larger caliber pistol than my 22 Browning. Any favorites? Any suggestions? For some reason I want a 9mm or 45 auto. Leaning to the 9mm to be cheaper to shoot it.
Brute 23":3cb9w4o4 said:What are you wanting to use it for?
I carry a Ruger .357 Blackhawk in my truck. Its enough power to kill a deer or hog or you can play around with .38 with out it beating you up. THey can be had for a very reasonable price also compared to most gun on the market right now.
Looking at Gunbroker you really don't see revolvers too cheap either. I know they are simple, but partial to autos in everything.newrancher":86ilwvxb said:I think you may have every right to be worried. Will other members of your family be using it also? Ive found that it is easier and generally safer to teach other members to shoot with a revolver. I am biased but I think a .357 with a 4inch barrel might fit the bill, and you can get one of reasonable quality without emptying your bank account JMO.
Running Arrow Bill":db2nhssn said:Your objective is to "stop the threat". Remember that an adrenalin charged attacker can cover 21 feet in approximately 3 seconds. Even those in Law Enforcement have reported that SOME attackers can still keep coming after emptying a clip! Besides accurate shot placement with a large calibre, the most effective plan is to create distance between you and the attacker...
BeefmasterB":gx568pq5 said:Running Arrow Bill":gx568pq5 said:Your objective is to "stop the threat". Remember that an adrenalin charged attacker can cover 21 feet in approximately 3 seconds. Even those in Law Enforcement have reported that SOME attackers can still keep coming after emptying a clip! Besides accurate shot placement with a large calibre, the most effective plan is to create distance between you and the attacker...
Well said!! And if your in your home against an intruder, it can be extremely difficult to place an accurate pistol shot. Instead, consider a short barreled shotgun with #00. For carry = lightweight and compact. For target - anything. For those that don't want to carry a pistol, consider the c2 taser with optics.
Multi purpose I guess, additional home defense/personal protection.flaboy":cqyum792 said:What would the main purpose of this gun be?
I have a Browning Buckmark 22 and wish I could find a center fire pistol that felt and handled like it so shooting either gun would be similar.Ryder":346xjd5c said:For defense it is the .45 hands down. The .40 will come in a respectable second. In short, any caliber that begins with a 4.
Next we have the .357.
.38 and 9mm are better than nothing.
I have read FBI reports where bitter experience turned them away from the 9mm.
Consider ammo cost for practice. Will you now or later be planning to reload ammo?
I would rather have a .22 that I could shoot well and hit with than a cannon that I never practiced with because of ammo cost.
I favor the .45 auto, but most of my fun for practice is in the woods and it is hard to find the brass. So I ususally shoot a revolver or .22.