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    Little Old Lady.

    I was in Cabelles in Maine last week, drooling over the Pistols and remembering the day I had to surrender all of mine.
    I was quite shock to see a frail old Lady struggling to rack the slide of (I think) a 9mm Self loading Pistol.
    She just did not have the strength to load it.
    I shudder to think of the consequences if she ever tried to use it.
    While I think that our laws are too restrictive, I don't think I want to live in a society in which an old lady feels that she needs a Pistol to protect herself.
    Silverfox

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    It's scary enough that we let some of them keep driving on the public highway!

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    Better though to be able to HAVE that choice than to have had that right to make that choice arbitrarily removed.

    Legally we actually lost that right in 1948 to possess a firearm on an FAC.for "self defence", when that ceased to be a permitted "good reason". For in those "new" times the police would now protect us.

    Seems, though, that the "contract" has failed to continue to be honoured as it was promised.

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    I hope the Cabela's salesperson was helpful enough to direct said little old lady to the showcases were the revolvers were kept? Much more suitable in terms of function for a little old lady. No slide to rack back, no fiddly stiff magazine to fill, no safety to put off or on and...the bonus....if you have any of it you have all of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    I hope the Cabela's salesperson was helpful enough to direct said little old lady to the showcases were the revolvers were kept? Much more suitable in terms of function for a little old lady. No slide to rack back, no fiddly stiff magazine to fill, no safety to put off or on and...the bonus....if you have any of it you have all of it!
    It does seem that revolvers have been largely usurped by the plastic semi auto, not that plastic semis are a bad thing but I have noticed on American public ranges that wheel guns seem thin on the ground in the states these days.

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    Good on the old lady.

    Made me chuckle.

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    A nice little 2 shot derringer type would be ideal for her in .22 using HV stingers or hollows, double tap, Bingo!!
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    We once dealt with a call from a private care home. One of the residents had been found in possession of a pistol! It turned out to be a loaded baby Browning self loading pistol together with a few spare rounds of ammo.
    That particular 'little old lady' , who was in her nineties, turned out to have been a member of the Special Operations Executive in WW11 and had always kept it with her 'just in case'.
    Whilst we were obliged to relieve her of the pistol, it was a case for 'filed-no further action'. Moral of the story ? Never underestimate 'little old ladies'.
    Last edited by Uncle Norm; 05-10-2016 at 19:19. Reason: typo
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    Thinking of 'little old ladies' and pistols has jogged another memory.
    Back in 1994 I was out in South Africa working with the Independent Electoral Commission on the election that was held at the end of white minority rule and which resulted in Nelson Mandela becoming president. Political and common criminal killings were at an horrendous level.

    On day one of the election, I recall an elderly white couple arriving at a polling station to cast their votes. They could have been anyone's Granny and Granddad.
    'Granny' decided to go and cast her vote first, but before she did, she removed an enormous revolver from her handbag and handed it to her husband. Firearms were not permitted in a polling station you see. Another 'little old lady' not to be messed with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfoxfintry View Post
    I was in Cabelles in Maine last week, drooling over the Pistols and remembering the day I had to surrender all of mine.
    I was quite shock to see a frail old Lady struggling to rack the slide of (I think) a 9mm Self loading Pistol.
    She just did not have the strength to load it.
    I shudder to think of the consequences if she ever tried to use it.
    While I think that our laws are too restrictive, I don't think I want to live in a society in which an old lady feels that she needs a Pistol to protect herself.
    Silverfox
    If you knew how many murders, rapeists, and other reprobates were released from prison every day in the US, you would "feel the need".

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