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    Article: The 10 Best Guns for Older Shooters

    Interesting article.

    I really like #4, but, then again, I am biased.

    Jim

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    Shouldn't there be a link to the article?
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    link??
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    Ah, the thread is saved!

    I'm a bit surprised that a 6.5mm Creedmore and a 12 gauge shotgun made the list, but a .38 or .357 revolver with a 3" or 4" barrel didn't. The typical weight of one of those revolvers, combined with the availability of light recoil defensive loads or good old wadcutters will mean negligible recoil and much better defensive effectiveness than a .22. I don't follow what the author meant about someone he knew moving from a .38 to a 9mm. Loading a revolver requires virtually no hand strength. A DA pull can be too much for some, but thumb cocking gives you a much easier trigger pull.

    And I will never understand how people say 9mm kicks less than .45ACP. .45ACP is not a difficult round to handle. At all. It pushes where 9mm kicks. I will say the M92 is pretty gentle, because it's got so much weight, but it's also got a big grip that lots of people don't find comfortable. And an all-steel .45 will be gentler to shoot than a poly framed 9mm.
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    A small/medium frame SA/DA revolver in .327FM (lots of versatility) should be real high on that list.

    Just my humble, but well thought out, opinion.
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    For those wanting 12 gauge with minimal kick, I would suggest the Remington V3.

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    Like GhostHorse, I am also surprised that no 38 and 357 revolvers were mentioned in the article. Either the author is blind to the capabilities of one of these guns, or is biased towards autoloaders for everyday use. NOt only are they good for what GhostHorse posted, but the operator's manual for one is easy to understand without figuring out what this lever does or what to do with a FTF, or stovepipe, or FTE. Those things just don't happen with a revolver.

    As cor shotguns, well, I like my shoulders are is, without bruising. Same goes for rifles in defensive situations. Not only do you have to shoulder them to fire, the long barrel makes them easy to take away in a CQB. Not a good idea IMHO.

    I'll keep my small collection of 38 Special and 357 Magnum revolvers for CC and HD, thank you. They have done the job for longer than I care to admit, and will for longer than I expect to live.
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    I always question articles like this from a retailers site. My healthy skepticism always makes me wonder if the firearms they list are the ones they need to move. That would explain why no 38/357 revolvers were on the list. Then they listed the 6.5CM. Granted the Savage Axis is a nice rifle, I honestly can't see the benefit of the 6.5CM over say the .270 or the quintessential .243. I hear things like it's got a longer range and flatter trajectory over the .243 and .270 but if you're getting up there in years, do you really want to walk 1/2 a mile to your kill? If you want a true mild to wild capable cartridge, the 300 AAC seems to have the widest range from 90 gr up to about 230 gr. I won't talk about FIKL's 500 with rounds from 325 to 700 gr. That thing ranges from bunny farts to "do you want to hurl a small planet at the target".
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    I scratched my head on some of this. I'm not knocking the TH9, but what they said can match any polymer pistol that is DA/SA in 9mm. Why no striker fired 9mm, but .380 is okay. Also, 6.5 Creedmoor? What about .243 Win? What about pistol caliber lever guns?

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