08-27-2009, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
My Ride: Suburban LT 4x4
I have a Mosberg 500 pistol grip myself, but Glock protects my home.
Originally Posted by david05111
I'm no expert so take it with a grain of salt. I personally have never liked wheel guns, they just don't feel right in my hand and I'm just not accurate with them. I think the 357 is alot of gun for a "noob" to be honest but loaded with 38s I guess its ok.
You're right though...you are gonna have a problem finding a gun as reliable as a revolver and its pretty damn safe. Honestly, for a handgun I would have said a simple to use 9 or .380 to start with. They're easy to use, plenty safe, reliable enough, and not a huge amount of gun to start off with. I was scared shitless the first time I picked up a 357 and honestly I'll never own one for self defense...I'd rather double tap a few .45s or .380s into them.
Size matters a lot though. He is small. My girl shoots better with that SP101 than any of my other guns.
Regardless, he has to be comfortable with whatever he buys.
PS - I used to carry a keltec .380 in my pocket and now I carry a .38 S&W airweight. I was never a wheel guy either, but no safety and no jamming and no racking is nice for fast action or non gun people.
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