Any suggestions on handguns for a frail old lady with arthritis? Anything decent with minimal kick?

Any suggestions on handguns for a frail old lady with arthritis? Anything decent with minimal kick?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If money is no object something in 32 or 25. Although 22lr is likely fine wtf are you getting her a gun for? 380 can be found pretty soft as well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not getting her a gun. She's a family friend who is disturbed by the growing amount of home invasions in her community. She asked if I knew anything about guns, I don't, thus my post.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The 380 mentioned or 32. But also seriously: reinforced door and shit if you haven't already. Basic physical security and alarms should be the foundation of any defense vs home invasion. Don't spend on active defenses particularly for an untrained somewhat disabled old person without nailing down the passive defense. Reinforced door frame and good bolt, anti-shatter window films or even bars if it's too dangerous, enough to keep someone from just getting inside in literally 30 seconds.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    either an m&p shield ez in 380 or a .22 heritage rough rider single action revolver

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks! I will pass those recommendations on.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Single action may be hard to cock with her hands, Also she may forget to cock it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i find cocking the hammer to be easier than pulling a double action trigger but i'm not an old lady with arthritis so i don't really know. probably avoid revolvers altogether in favor of the EZ a gun purpose build for old people.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .380 shield EZ. don't get her a revolver unless it's in a small caliber since they can have rough recoil

    https://www.smith-wesson.com/product/mp-shield-ez-0

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Got one for my mom (aged 68) she can handle it no problem.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Anything decent with minimal kick?
    A Tazer. No troll. Firearms are not a good idea.
    But a tazer is a good enough 'surprise' against a would be attacker.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I suggested that to her at first, and pepper spray but she insists that she has watched a lot of police videos and feels those options aren't reliable enough for her peace of mind.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is wrong. You are a moron gay and should strongly consider killing yourself.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The OP came here asking for advice. And I gave honest advice.
        I don't like to judge people by their comments, but I'm not sure you are mature enough to own a firearm.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MAGNUM RESEARCH BFR .45-70
    You want her to be able to make even the uppitiest of uppity morons behave themselves.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Recoil goes .25acp<.32acp<.380
    How hard the slide is to rack and how hard the trigger is to pull depends a lot on different guns.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hasn't she lived long enough?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, but you seem to have.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .38 Sneed and feed is perfectly manageable for a kind elderly lady to blow apart any trouble's face

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