Hey guys… I need some good input on a good weapon frame for my wife. I was thinking about going with the Sub2000 or Hi-point, but after reading many posts concerning either of these, I’ve decided against the Hi-point. She is a small framed Asian woman who can’t quite handle most of the calibers I have except for my little .22 revolver.
But that’s not going to help her or me in a situation of need. So… I was thinking of a 9mm or .40 cal carbine for some kind of punch without the recoil of the pistol. I believe in having a nice sized shotgun or Glock for home protection is good, but she can’t handle my shotguns. I’m going to try her out on my little .410 soon, but even that won’t do a lot of damage especially since it’s a single shot bolt action shotgun.
I’m open to ideas on something light weight with low recoil that a petite Asian woman can feel comfortable with? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[/quote]
what do you consider a lot of damage? have you ever shot anything up close and personal with a .410 slug or shot shell? most intruders will be within 6-15 ft when you pull the trigger. even a .410 with #6 shot will still be almost a solid mass at 15’.
are you in an apartment or have close neighbors? do you know where you kids are at? if they are behind the target reposition yourself. an AK 47 sounds so macho but you will put holes in the wall and send lead down the street. remember the heavier the recoil the longer it takes to get back on target and that you are libel for a flyer.
also consider are you or her ready to kill someone? “He who hesitates is lost” is true. you will always remember the first person you kill and much more vividly if its up close and personal.
most ranges will rent various guns for her to try. almost all the ranges around here have ladies night with certified instructors so check out your area. they don’t get frustrated and scream and yell at the women when they aren’t perfect shots.
the Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser is a reasonably priced nice full stock or pistol grip 2 3/4-3" pump in .410 and 20ga with 18.5" barrel 6rds.
Rossi makes several lever action .410 and .410/45LC with 18.5-20" barrel
a semi-auto will be a lot more $
you could always get a .357 mag for you and load it with .38 special for her. look at the Winchester 110g Silvertip JHP, Remington 110g SJHP, and the Cor-Bon/Glaser pre frags.
if you have a 9mm here is a vid of the Cor-Bon/Glaser Silver. if you really want to see what a round will do I always tell people to buy some pork and shoot it. hogs are very similar to humans in density. in fact the vid uses pork as well as ballistic gel.