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Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Reply #175 on: December 24, 2020, 06:24:43 pm »
Hark!  What's this?!  An update?!

I'm back down in FL (flew back down the week before Thanksgiving, flying back up in early Jan), haven't mentioned guns the whole time since I figured it was all a lost cause.  Seems I might've been wrong....

Mama Raptor's friend & her husband came over to drop off Christmas gifts this morning, and while I wasn't party to the whole conversation (they were out in the front yard while I was inside working) and don't know what prompted this, but the husband let Mama Raptor handle his (unloaded) Mossberg MC1sc.  I ran outside when Mama Raptor walked up to the window I was in and showed the the pistol, and based on the subsequent conversation, Mama Raptor's back on board.  She doesn't like guns, but she doesn't want to get raped or murdered either.  Papa Raptor still doesn't like it, but he either gets the reality of the situation or else has resigned himself to the fact that she's going to do it regardless of what he wants (just like cable and our two dogs). The friends are going to call the instructor they like and get Mama Raptor in touch with him.  So it's probably going to happen.  I don't have a timeline, but it's probably going to happen.

Given Mama Raptor's reaction to the MC1 (fit her hand perfectly), I'm predicting she's going to want a small handgun.  I'm going to try to steer her towards something like a GLock 43X/48 or a SIG P365XL.  Thin enough for her small hands, still tall & long enough to be easy to shoot & manipulate and not have overly snappy recoil.
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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #176 on: December 24, 2020, 10:18:58 pm »
    Glad to hear it.   :thumbup1   

    Mrs. c and I were at a local shop a while back and got to handle the S&W Shield EZ and she liked it - which is saying something for a confirmed wheel gunner like her.  The smaller the gun - the more important every square inch of the gun/hand interface is.  If something is off even slightly the effect tends to be magnified - especially under recoil and in the time necessary to get back on target for a second shot.  Clearing a malfunction in a smaller pistol can also be complicated by a strong recoil spring.  If the pistol's slide is hard to rack at the range its going to be hard to get it back in operation when something gets sideways.   :hmm

    The smallest of the 9mm's can all exhibit one or more of those characteristics so be aware of it going in.   My smallest 9mm is a handful in a rapid fire drill and while I can usually manage it, my times invariably reflect the ongoing struggle.   Full snort ammo is what it is and physics is not optional.   

    With any luck the instructor MR gets in contact with is the kind who understands all this and has solid, real world answers to her questions and can give her a realistic set of options going forward. 
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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #177 on: January 01, 2021, 01:19:30 pm »
    My prediction was off: briefly spoke with Mama Raptor, and while she liked the feel of the MC1, she thinks that a long gun is more suitable for home defense (YAY!  My advice got through!), so we'll see....
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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #178 on: January 04, 2021, 12:51:57 am »
     :thumbup1   Progress has been made.    :cool
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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #179 on: January 04, 2021, 11:42:06 am »
    For some reason, a new version of the Christmas Carol is running through my head now...

    "I, in my nightcap, and Ma in her gown,
    Sprang from the bed to see
    what the f#$% was going down."

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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #180 on: January 05, 2021, 08:46:09 pm »
    For some reason, a new version of the Christmas Carol is running through my head now...

    "I, in my nightcap, and Ma in her gown,
    Sprang from the bed to see
    what the f#$% was going down."


    :rotfl

    And wait a minute... wouldn't that be "'Twas the Night Before Christmas?"
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    Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
    « Reply #181 on: January 05, 2021, 11:18:39 pm »
    You would be correct. My faux pas.

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