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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
I heard someone say, pick a gun that has atleast 40 in it's name, I will agree with this statement since stopping power is the most important IMO.
I'm personally not a big fan of revovlers for self-defense but that's only because they are relatively bulky, esspecially if you want to carry it concealed, but as stated they are reliable and simple.
I personally don't own a gun yet, but i'll probably go for a USP .40/10mm or a FN Five seveN since it has a large clip and very little recoil.
Originally posted by dbates
The 9mm is a good choice. As far as safety goes, don't keep the clip of ammo with the gun and keep a trigger lock on the gun. As an added bonus, the sound of a clip being loaded and the slide being pulled back and released should scare the life out of anyone breaking into your house.
Is 9mm enough to stop somebody with one shot? And is a 45 to much?
"...I also have a Mossberg 12g shotgun, single barrel, slide action 535 All Purpose Field Model (I recently sold my older 500). Paid about $400 for it out the door... ammo, barrels and tax!..."
"Now, I may get flamed on this, and that is fine by me, but I have had a reputable gunsmith in my area pack a few salt loaded shells. Salt loaded shells, you ask??? Yes, I've had someone pack the shell with rock salt as opposed to lead shot and reduce the number of grains in the shell. This allows me a "warning" shot without necessarily killing someone. If the sound of racking in a shell doesn't get my message across, the shot will. If he still has fight in 'em THEN he gets the Brenneke!"
Originally posted by kozmo
Now, I may get flamed on this, and that is fine by me, but I have had a reputable gunsmith in my area pack a few salt loaded shells. Salt loaded shells, you ask??? ~snip