Taurus TH 9

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  1. Dewald

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    Availability - Glock or CZ. I find the Glock a more comfortable carry gun.

    Get 8 or so friends together and organize a class with a good instructor. Arno Barlow and Terrick Naude are excellent, and will travel to present classes if the group is big enough. Both have lots of real word SD experience, and it will completely change your perspective as to what you need in a SD handgun
     

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    If your looking for a stay at home self defense hand gun a quality high capacity 9mm is what your looking for. If you plan on training a lot with your handgun buy one with an external safety, if not buy a striker fired pistol. If you plan on carrying your hand gun forget the high capacity double stack pistol and buy a quality single stack pistol. The first rule of concealed carry is "Carry a Gun" toting you high capacity 9mm in your purse is not carrying your pistol and is only slightly better than not carrying a gun. The first thing the "Bad Guys" will do is separate you from your purse and now they have your gun. Now that you are carrying a gun you have to be able to shoot it well, the single most important thing to accurately shooting a handgun is the trigger pull, the Glock is a very reliable handgun but their are no words in the English language to describe how bad their trigger pull is. Another consideration is how easy is it to operate the slide, make sure you can easily operate the slide on your handgun, some guns take more grip strength to operate than others. I would recommend two handguns the Walther PPK in .380 (its the gun that James Bond carries) or the Ruger LC9s, both guns are small making them easier for small framed people to grip correctly, concealable and have good triggers.

    Many people will disagree with me recommending a 7 shot handgun claiming you need to shoot each attacker multiple times. My reasoning for this is simple, I am no longer a solider and I am not a Law Enforcement Officer or Personal Body Guard, if I am forced to use my firearm in defense of myself or others I will be involved in a shooting not a shootout. Normally the "Bad Guys" flee at the sound of the first gun shot, if they stand and fight your probable in more trouble than your handgun will get you out of. That's my 2 cents, your on the right track looking for a quality handgun, lets us know how your search ends up and welcome to AH.
     
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    The rules of safety are the same regardless of the firearm.
     
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  4. Rob404

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    When was it built
     
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    If I was going single stack I'd look at a 45acp,
    Heres something a little off the wall,,Zastava makes a model M88A it's a small all metal 9mm pistol, single action with a Hammer and a safety,I owned one and they are ultra reliable and they can be bought fairly cheap. just a thought.
     
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    Not very. A vintage model would be sweet but they come at a dear price (and aren’t always the most well made).
     
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    Taurus would be wayyyyy down on my list. Glock, SIG, HK, Beretta would all come long before the T. If you like the Glock, and it fits your had, that is what I would pick. Price wise, the SIG P365 and the HK VP9/P30 are probably right close to the Glock, but not sure about pricing where you are at. The Beretta PX4 gets really great reviews too. Another to consider is the Walther PPQ - many dedicated gun guys say it has the best factory trigger available.
     
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    If you buy a Taurus, make sure to buy 2. That way you can keep shooting one when the others being repaired by the factory.
     
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  10. Huntergirl87

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    Does anyone know if I can buy spare magazines and maybe parts for the TH9? Here in Namibia?
     

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    If you can't get any in Namibia I'm certain we can get you some shipped from the states unless there is some kind of law against it
     

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    Does all glocks come without safety ??
     

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    They have a "quasi" safety, it is on the trigger. Essentially, it has to be squeezed so you can squeeze the trigger. It is difficult to explain but if you get a chance to pick one up you will see what I mean.
     

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    This is my beef with the Glock. Any gun needs the trigger pulled to fire, which requires a finger on the trigger, which makes Glock's version of a safety no more a safety than a sear in a bent. However, that said, it being a striker-fired pistol a portion of the trigger pull retracts the striker that bit more prior to it being released to fire. In this sense it is a bit like an intercepting safety, such as is common on sidelock rifles and shotguns (which normally possess a regular safety intended to block movement of the sear either directly or indirectly via the triggers, the intercepting a backup to it).
     

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    Sent you a message with Contact info for Taurus Namibia.
     

  17. Rob404

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    Maybe a revolver would be a good way to go, holds 6 shots comes in calibers from 22 up to hand cannon different barrel lengths from 2'' up to 9" and generally have decent triggers, clean easily, and are more fun to shoot in my opinion

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