Originally Posted by Crane's
We have the same problem. We can get some guns and others are on an indefinite waiting list. It's absolutely bonkers. We stock the shelves with ammo and it's gone in two days. You can't buy 22LRs right now let alone dang near anything else.
I have a couple thousand rounds, but I wish I would have started buying it 5 years ago.
On another note, I plan to have her handle several firearms to see which she likes better, but how do you think a female would do with a 640 S&W as a carry piece (2.125" barrel)? She will be shooting it in .38 I don't want her to ever hesitate to shoot the gun at the range, especially since first impressions are everything, so I want the extra weight of the 640 over the 642 to reduce the recoil. She's shot my guns plenty, and doesn't mind the little bit of heft. I think the idea of an auto intimidates her because of the possibility of a jam, however remote it might be, she doesn't want to have to worry about that (neither do I). Granted, as she becomes more familiar with the gun, the idea of having her own gun, and eventually carrying it, I am sure that will pass...but as I said before, first impressions are everything and I want it to feel great for her the first day at the range.
Ruger's 101 is similar, but it's even heavier...