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  1. straw hat

    Gun questions

    Yea I agree snagged but luckily she is not the type to panic and she is familiar with my rifles and shotguns and has shot them plenty but she still does not like guns. Its funny, I am not sure she could pull the trigger if she was seriously threatened but I think she could blow someones head off if they were actually attacking me. lol
  2. straw hat

    Gun questions

    I hope they are not having any hassles either. This is nothing new. In years past it was just a evil stare or an off color comment like "why don't you Japanese go back to where you came from and in her case that would be Eureka Springs, LOL These we just ignored but things have worsened in the last 3 years and getting law enforcement involved, well not much they can do without witnesses or identification (other than a lot of paperwork lol). We do have a camera installed in our vehicles now. I am going to have a long talk with my wife tonight about maybe getting a taser. Are there permits required for that as well? Anybody know.?
  3. straw hat

    Gun questions

    I totally agree with you terrierman and am considering backing of from the whole thing except for maybe me carrying one. The wife has a deep seated dislike and fear of guns but as a husband I really worry about her safety when she is alone. I don't even know if she would use it if she were alone. You never know about that type of thing until the situation arises.
  4. straw hat

    Gun questions

    My notices say that tho1mas just posted 8 minutes ago but my page does not show a post from him. Tho1mas, you may have to repost.
  5. straw hat

    Gun questions

    She carries pepper spray with her now. I just don't know if that would be enough or not. We both used to jog a lot and ran into some very aggressive dogs. We have sprayed a couple and they just pause, lick their lips and then keep coming on. That does not give one much confidence.
  6. straw hat

    Gun questions

    JD I fully agree. You can see some of my history in terrierman's reply I made above BUT like you said the gun world has changed a lot since then. One thing I was wondering. The conceal and carry classes I have been looking at require you to bring your gun with you. This would mean that we would have to pay $60/each for the safety class, test fire the guns, select the one we want, buy them, then retrain with the conceal and carry class. At this point I am leaning toward billethead's offer. Try his gun, if we like it then buy one and take it to the conceal and carry class and then the range. I think that may be the easiest route.
  7. straw hat

    Gun questions

    Terrierman My wife is an American but of oriental descent. Since the Trump campaign there has been a steady increase in the number of threats she has experienced. Some of the threats center around illegal aliens should be deported, which do not even apply in her case, and others that illegal aliens shot be shot on sight. When she goes out in public I ride along with her to run interference but I would like her to be more secure than that. Besides, I can't always be with her. In addition I have grown up with guns (shotguns and rifles) and was taught to be a very gun safety oriented person. I even taught gun safety when the regs came out in the late 70's but the world has changed considerable since then.
  8. straw hat

    Gun questions

    OK, Just got off the phone with SOF in Ozark. First of all they require us to take a handgun safety course ($60 each), $50 to rent the gun and the lane for 1 hour and then the cost of shells on top of that. Ouch. They estimated a total around $200. He said the safety courses are usually fairly full so that would leave me out anyway. Right now I have to go give mouth to mouth to my wallet as it fainted when it heard those prices.
  9. straw hat

    Gun questions

    I know that many of the websites recommend the shield for a ladies handgun. Thanks for the advice.
  10. straw hat

    Gun questions

    OK, Second question. Why can't you speak to the gun buyer (eg. wife) when buying a fire arm. I am an old foggey and all my weapons were purchased before the background searches were required. Yes, I am older than dirt. lol When we went up to the firearms counter at Academy Sports she asked for recommendations for a handgun for ladies and the guy recommended a 40 caliber and I interrupted and said that she might want to consider a smaller caliber because of less kick. The clerks immediately backed off and called the manager. I was told it was illegal to discuss firearms with the purchaser and was escorted from the store and have not been allowed back in the store to even buy a t-shirt. We went to Bass Pro and they told me that while discussing firearms with my wife I would have to back up around 20 ft and would not be allowed to communicate with her. Why do they do that? Just curious.
  11. straw hat

    Gun questions

    I just want to say that all of you have been a big help. Thank you so much. I will contact SOF tomorrow and if that doesn't work out will be contact with Billethead. I have a couple other questions I will post later today.
  12. straw hat

    Gun questions

    That is really interesting. I called them about a week ago and they said they do not have any handguns to test fire. I am definitely going to call back. If that doesn't work out I will probably contact you Billethead. Where are you located (in general).
  13. straw hat

    Gun questions

    That's sounds great but the wife would have to make the trip alone. I currently have an extremely low white blood cell count and the drs have told me a cold/flu etc could be fatal. I have been that way for nearly 4 years and the drs say around 4 or 5 more years is likely. In the meantime I am on what is called reverse isolation. I would consider trying a gun from someone like Dutch, one on one, assuming he does not have an active cold or flu. Going to a place like St Louis would be a big risk for me. If I think plan A right now is a range in Joplin, Plan B is buying from Dutch or someone like that and plan C would be the trip to St Louis. Maybe if I call them first we can minimize my exposure. Keep the ideas coming, you guys are doing great. Thanks
  14. straw hat

    Gun questions

    They do not have any handguns but a nice try. lol
  15. straw hat

    Gun questions

    The worst most damaging weapon ever developed is words.
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