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JJ usually prefers the phone vs online stuff. I doubt he'd mind if you called and spoke with him directly.

As for messages on this forum, the software calls them "conversations" now. (you might see people still refer to them the older way as a "PM", for Private Message) There should be an envelope icon somewhere at the top of your screen. If there's a new conversation started, you should see an indication there.

Congrats on you and Aries finding each other. Sounds like a great match. :)
I'm loving the friendliness and information that everyone is happy to share!!! Thank you for the info you've shared to help us!!!!
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whichever gun decided on, i would recommend getting two exactly the same for each of you., with some speedloaders

a .357 with a 3"-4" barrel would be a good choice. then for practice, use .38spec ammo, but try out the .357 also in practice, to be used to the higher recoil & noise.

smith & wesson, taurus, rossi, there are several names, the first smith will be the highest cost..
 

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whichever gun decided on, i would recommend getting two exactly the same for each of you., with some speedloaders

a .357 with a 3"-4" barrel would be a good choice. then for practice, use .38spec ammo, but try out the .357 also in practice, to be used to the higher recoil & noise.

smith & wesson, taurus, rossi, there are several names, the first smith will be the highest cost..
Thank you for the info!!! My daughter keeps talking/asking about a Glock for her 21st birthday, but I think more than anything, it's a more familiar name to her than anything else. I will be getting her something practical, something that she will be able to easily handle rapidly and will still have a lot of power behind it. I've got a lot of research to do on all of the firearms that've been mentioned in the thread so that I can make the right choice for the both of us. The two of us having the same gun just makes more sense, I'm definitely 100% in agreement with you there!!!
 

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Thank you for the info!!! My daughter keeps talking/asking about a Glock for her 21st birthday, but I think more than anything, it's a more familiar name to her than anything else. I will be getting her something practical, something that she will be able to easily handle rapidly and will still have a lot of power behind it. I've got a lot of research to do on all of the firearms that've been mentioned in the thread so that I can make the right choice for the both of us. The two of us having the same gun just makes more sense, I'm definitely 100% in agreement with you there!!!
I haven't mentioned these here yet but if you can't wait for the money it's better to start with different less expensive guns. Many guns just can't be bought right now nor can ammo.

A couple that haven't been mentioned yet. Keep in mind ammo prices right now should have a big choice in what you buy. 9mm is once again readily available and not too high in price. .357, .38 special and several others you just can't even find right now and would cost you a bunch to practice with for a complete new person like your daughter.

I highly suggest a 9mm to learn shooting with mainly because of the price.

I have a Ruger LC9S. It's 9mm, smallish pistol size (I can front pocket carry it) with a pretty good knockdown punch since it's a 9mm. You could buy regular ammo for cheap practice now and buy some "defense" higher power rounds to fill the gun when you carry it. The LC9S has even been in stock some lately through RKGuns, a Florida retailer.

The Ruger EC9S is essential the same gun with fixed sights. Always carry a gun in a holster no matter how you carry it. The Uncle Mikes soft holster works great for pocket carry.

Another excellent small concealable gun for you both would be the Ruger LCP in .380ACP Not the newer LCP2 but the original LCP can be had today for $215 from RKGuns. This gun has even been in stock at Academy on Davis highway lately for $249. The newer model (and the LC9S) do have a much better trigger.

I hope you know a .380ACP is not a 38 special. A .380ACP will not knock anyone off the floor but beats nothing. The downside is like 38 special .380 ACP ammo is hard to find now.

I carry 90% of the time when I'm out and I carry a Keltec P32 but it's the same physical size as the LCP which I wish I would have bought.
 
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these are reasonable, and with 30 rounds in each mag, with an extra mag, that is 60 rounds, times the 2nd gun, =120 rounds of .22mag.... it is a large gun, but light due to polymer frame. and manageable to boot...comes in black and tan, easy to tell who's is which.


 

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RUGER LCP MAX.
Love mine with it's 12+1 cap. Small,light,super easy to conceal,ergonomically damn near perfect.
The felt recoil to power ratio is great.
Ya'll can keep your 9's. --- SAWMAN
 

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RUGER LCP MAX.
Love mine with it's 12+1 cap. Small,light,super easy to conceal,ergonomically damn near perfect.
The felt recoil to power ratio is great.
Ya'll can keep your 9's. --- SAWMAN
The day somebody makes a 33 round mag for a 380 LCP available for under $35 and THEN makes a rifle that takes that 33 round 380 LCP mag then I MIGHT sell my compact 9mm Glock G26 and all of it's 33 round 9mm mags and its rifle that takes the same 33 round 9mm mags. Not likely. That is why I love my Glock 9mm. And yes I do own a 380 and I've owned half a dozen 380's over the years... but only one now, just in case one day in WW3 I can't find 9mm ammo but I can 380 :)
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Why can't you get a different house somewhere else? You may have already answered this elsewhere (and I'm sorry if you did) but it bears repeating. You don't get a do-over with your life. The neighbors are directly targeting you. You aren't Clint Eastwood or John Wayne. Even if you are legal in wacking somebody or multiple somebody's, you'll be traumatized and still probably get a different house
The men that broke in are facing 40 years
these are reasonable, and with 30 rounds in each mag, with an extra mag, that is 60 rounds, times the 2nd gun, =120 rounds of .22mag.... it is a large gun, but light due to polymer frame. and manageable to boot...comes in black and tan, easy to tell who's is which.


Awesome info and I'll head over to check out that link now!!! Thank you very much!!!!
 
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