Perfect Carry gun

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Gail of Maine, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    Have you had the hammer and trigger springs changed on your 38? Many new guns come with springs that are to stiff. They use the heavy springs due to legal reasons. A new spring kit is a lot less expensive than a new gun.

    My gunsmith put a new spring kit in a $200 gun he got stuck with. The darned thing shoots as good as a lot of $500 guns. It's a Rock Island knock off of the Colt Detective. Rock Island bought the patent for the detective. Just a few springs and it shoots as Colt intended it to shoot.
  2. What would those legal reasons be?

  3. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Ruger's new polymer revolver, the LCR in 38 or .357. Under $500, reliable and very lightweight.

    don't skimp on price too much, look for a quality used gun before downgrading to a lesser quality new gun is my .02

    you get what you pay for (if you're lucky)
  4. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    I am not a lawyer. If you want an explanation I would call a lawyer. All I know is to avoid safety lawsuits.
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    I never herd of "legal reasons" for heavier springs from the factory they put in the springs that the gun was designed for.
    You can get spring kits to lighten the trigger pull but do not make them to light.
  6. So you don't "know" it at all, you're guessing and assuming that is the case.
  7. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    You'll want a small single action semi-auto in .32acp or .380 - Generally, the .380's will have more kick to them. You'd barely feel a .32
  8. squaw man

    squaw man New Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    My wife carries a Ruger LCP .380 with a Crimson Trace in a cell phone look alike case that she got from Sportsmans Guide also a Taurus K frame 7 shot
    .38 special in a concealed carry purse also from the Guide.

    BIGHOUSE New Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Seecamp .32 or .308 a little on the heavy side for the size, but it is a high quality stainless steal masterpiece.
  10. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    +2 on the Bersa

    Took three tries til we got her the right choice for carry and it was the Bersa.
  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    +3 on the Bersa. Good feel, good price and a good shooter.
  12. johnny ringo

    johnny ringo Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Take a good look at a Sig Sauer P230 in 380 caliber. My wife has arthritis and she is not bothered by the recoil and finds it easy and accureate to shoot.
  13. HAGEN442

    HAGEN442 New Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    The Dodge House, NC
    My Wife has been Carrying for over 25 yrs and has accumilated several Little Revolvers and Semi Autos
    Her main preference is one of her S&W Airweights. 22, 22Mag and 38 Calibers

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012
  14. gunslinger69

    gunslinger69 New Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Take a look at a Glock 19 or 26 and you'll never look back. Great carry guns.
  15. BulletArc47

    BulletArc47 New Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Everyone is different, and you'll need to do a lot of searching and have a lot of patience to find your 'perfect carry gun'. If you're impatient, the closest firearm for what you're lookin' for in my mind is the Glock 26. Compact, reliable, plenty of accessories; plus if the grip is too short you can always buy the pearce's grip extension.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012
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