good HD options for a small-statured single mother?
I realize everyone has differing opinions regarding what is the best option for a home defense weapon. Some say shotgun. Some say carbine. Some say semi-auto pistol. Others say revolver.
Since unanimous agreement will NEVER happen, I'm more interested in the "why" than the "what."
Getting to the point, I have a friend who is considering getting a firearm for home defense. Here are a few details about her situation.
1. She's barely over five feet tall, and she's not very strong physically.
2. As a single mother of two, working full time, her training time would be limited.
3. Budget for the gun, ammo, and accessories would be rather limited. Probably $500 or less for initial purchase, and less expensive practice ammo would be preferred.
4. As alluded to already, young kids are in the house.
At this point, I'm mostly interested in what type of firearm--pistol, revolver, shotgun, pistol caliber carbine, or carbine rifle--people would recommend or discourage for her situation (not necessarily what you choose for your own situation).
***I realize any final decisions need her input, but being able to at least point her in a good general direction would be helpful.
Last edited by idek; March 7, 2013 at 09:41 PM.