couple of things i noticed here:
#1 there is a huge MISCONCEPTION that leaving a semi auto magizine loaded over a long duration will damage it in some way. Well . . . . that MIGHT be
true in the case of some CHEAP knock off like a Tarus or something.
Even being an engineer and knowing about things like elasticity and plasticity- i too had that misconception but my uncle (a retired SWAT from LA)
pointed out how incorrect that viewpoint was and it was like a big "DUH i know this"
If you load up a magazine past the elastic region of the spring- it will damage it anyway right then right there and every reloading of it will kill
it faster. Gun makers make sure to keep the spring design within the elastic region. No ammount of time being loaded will damage a spring that remains
in the elastic region.
to test this out i actually left a pre-ban glock 17 magazine loaded with 15 rounds for 10 years and fired it off just last week. Know what? Zero
malfunctions. that very same magizine handled ~50 more rounds (got to limit how much i shoot cause it is expensive) with no problems- zero
#2 there seems to be a misconception that silencers are illegal or have no useful and legal purpose. let me be one of the first to point out how
terriblly wrong this is.
you can LEGALLY own a silencer in almost all 50 states. i don't remember which ones don't except maybe new york- California does allow silencer
ownership - belive it or not the last time i was there- owning a silencer will require a special permit and you had better have a legit reason when
you apply for one.
a quick search produced the following: and is exactly why i seldom post anything on this site anymore. too many people shooting from the hip with
absolutly nothing to go on.
as to which is best.
well for myself i like a Glock semi auto and own several. nothing can compare for functionality vs price and if you are not an idiot you won't be
shooting yourself as i saw someone else on this thread mention- such people should never be allowed around guns in the first place.
for a lady- well go with a revolver because they typically have limp wrists (i guess you better and the not so straight guys as well to this catagory)
having a limp wrist steals the recoil power from the slide and the gun will often stovepipe- or fail to chamber a new round in the chamber. even with
training it seems difficult for girls to over come the limpwrist. the current girlfriend has gone through box after box of shells and still has
problems- though she is getting very proficient at clearing the gun
one of the best ideas out there concerning revolvers is the MEDUSA- i believe there is a thread on this board about it- i even think i kicked it off-
the gun can chamber over 138 different rounds in the 9mm range. ie 9mm luger, 9mm long, 38 special, 380, 357, etc just grab a handfull and feed them
into the six chambers. problem is most gun dealers are unaware of this gun and it is difficult (and costly) to obtain ($875 ++ usd)
note that this article says 25 becuase they left all the "other" rare rounds out. in any event even if it ONLY had a limit of 25 different rounds
THIS is the gun for the girlfriend.