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I'm looking for ideas for a gun for my mom.

She turns 55 in a few days, and she's a travel nurse. I hate the thought of her being on her own, in unknown places, without some modicum of protection.

She was carrying this POS Taurus 45 that she won, but it jams every other round, and it's huge, and I think it's too much gun for her.

She wouldn't wear the gun, she'll probably just toss it in her purse.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Justin
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How about a Bersa Thunder .380? Small size, semi potent round but highly manageable. I have one it has never missed a beat!
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Thank you for the suggestion! I'll add it to the list of guns to look at. I'm not familiar with the small pocket or purse sized guns, so I appreciate it.

Also, I guess I need to think about the legality of buying a gun for my mom. Is that something I can do? I don't want to do anything illegal, of course.

Justin
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What would be more important...comfort of firing, or ease of storage? I like carrying my LCP but I hate shooting it...but obviously if you're in a bad situation, it doesn't matter if you hate shooting it, all that matters is that you CAN shoot it.

Anything with a CT laser...I always figure that if I need something when I suddenly encounter a danger when I'm out and about, I want that red dot activated immediately. (Thinking for women, including myself, whose aim is not yet second nature.)

(I have an LCP and hubby has a Bodyguard....both have a lot of attitude....pros and cons with both but I prefer the LCP)

Does your mom live in PA?
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Yes, she lives in PA, but sometimes travels to the other states for weeks at a time. We make sure that she knows the laws of where she is going before she takes a gun, of course.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;88631 Wrote:Thank you for the suggestion! I'll add it to the list of guns to look at. I'm not familiar with the small pocket or purse sized guns, so I appreciate it.

Also, I guess I need to think about the legality of buying a gun for my mom. Is that something I can do? I don't want to do anything illegal, of course.

Justin

As long as your ma lives in PA, and she's not prohibited, you can buy her a gun as a gift, no FFL required.
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jahwarrior72;88636 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;88631 Wrote:Thank you for the suggestion! I'll add it to the list of guns to look at. I'm not familiar with the small pocket or purse sized guns, so I appreciate it.

Also, I guess I need to think about the legality of buying a gun for my mom. Is that something I can do? I don't want to do anything illegal, of course.

Justin

As long as your ma lives in PA, and she's not prohibited, you can buy her a gun as a gift, no FFL required.

Thanks you, she's not prohibited and has her LTCF.

Justin
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If she is comfortable with a semi - a shield is a nice not too big gun but still 9mm. If she isn't familiar with semis - clearing a jam etc shooting without limp wristing etc I am still a big fan of a S&W revolver.

It is surprising how many guys (big guys too) reps from "other than S&W" and well trained shooters that carry a small airweight S&W. I just ran into another guy yesterday! They are also not a happy to shoot gun but get the job done and designed for up close and no jams as there is no slide to go out of battery. Just a suggestion - and not specific to women !
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Good point, thank you!

Justin
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#10
Glock 26 or XDS9 when available, in holster in purse. Soft shooters for small guns.
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