Hey guys, i come to Guns & Hunting sub forum to seek advice about weapons.
First off, i've never owned a large gun, only BB Gun and Paintball Marker as a child. My parents, especially my dad, was never keen on hunting or having protection, so i never had them around growing up.
My father-in-law on the other hand is a retired DEA Narcotics Officer, and though isn't Gun Crazy, carries with him ALL the time because he can, and has probably seen some crazy stuff at work that he feels the need to have one.
I have a wife and 18 month old baby boy and live in a Houston suburb. My wife is on some Facebook group that shares new articles, primarily ones about local rapes and attack, burglaries and the such and is freaking out.
With this in mind, my father-in-law will give us a gun(s) as long as we take a CHL class and go with him to the range. Interistingly enough, the gun is one that someone used to commit suicide with. The wife thinks it's weird, so i plan on buying one for her and one for myself.
We'd like to have a gun that meets the following criteria:
- be able to be concealed carried (purse, car, holster on person, etc)
- smaller in size (we're short and not the strongest and feel that large guns are akward feeling)
- useable for home protection or protection outside the home
- ammunition that isn't outrageously expensive or difficult to find
- between $300-600
In conclusion, a packable, cheaper gun, easy to use as personal defense and easy to use and learn for beginner gun owners.