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Home Defense Handgun

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I am currently looking to buy my first handgun. It's purpose would be to defend my home from intruders. It should have enough knock down power for that reason, but I also want my wife to be able to use it. If that's a factor.

Neither one of us have any experience with handguns. I grew up in Germany, where the only guns you're allowed to have... are pellet guns. So once we purchase this gun, I would like to take some sort of class with my wife, to really know what we're doing. Wonder if there is a class for home defense out there!?

Another factor is that my budget is rather small right now, since the economy in CA is still bottoming out. Which is another reason to get some sort of home defense. You never know when one of those crack heads decides that there's gotta be something of value in your house...

Any suggestions on what to buy? I'm looking forward to your responses!!

TheGermanGuy :sniper:

God bless America!!
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Hey German Guy.

My personal recommendation like the others have said is a 20 gauge pump shotgun for home defense. But if it has to be a handgun I would get a 9mm Beretta. 15 in the clip one up the pipe. With hollowpoint ammo of course. I own two. The reason for the nine is less recoil for the wife. If its for yourself only get a Para-ordance P14-45. 14 in the clip one in the pipe. Only problem is finding the high caps for it. Forget the .50AE Desert Eagle, too much recoil, no fast follow up shots.etc. It just looks good in the movies, for real life encounters its worthless.

Good luck. :usa: :cool:
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