southern boy wrote:Try a S&W J-frame. This is a small frame, 5-shot revo. .38 special ought to be fine. Like a model 60 or a 637 (there are several models).my mother and step father recently moved up to NC, sadly her new place is near the Barrio and shes already had a few problems.
my step father carries (CZ-52) and has had to draw down once already.
his shift has changed so he wont be around at night leaving my mother home alone most of the time.
she does not carry so concealability is not an issue.
she is small build, 4'11 85 pounds with smallish hands so she will need something small frame and light weight.
she is in the process of receiving a foster child, she already has her license so she will need something with an internal lock.
im currently looking at a Bersa Thunder Plus in .380 uses 15 round magazines which are legal in her state.
does anyone else have a suggestion on small frame auto or revolvers for home defense?
She can also try a medium size K-frame revo. Say a model 10 or 64.
Does the step-father know about your plan to arm mom? You should talk to him ASAP, of course. He would probably have some input.