.22 DA with 8+ round cylinder-for disabled Wife-Best options.
Looking for a DA .22 for my Wife-Would like an H&R 999 or Ruger, but, cost and availability of the H&R are problematic. She has some experience with handguns, but, She was healthier then, and i fear She may get confused with safeties, ETF and FTF and be unable to clear a semi-automatic. Her hands are somewhat shaky. Just want her to have something for the rare occasions when i am not home. Also, i have instructed Her to aim for the groin and just keep pulling the trigger-theory being that aimpoint will rise with each successive shot. Let me know Your opinion on both. Thanks in Advance.
S & W (forgot the model), makes a nice 10 shot .22 revolver for around $500-$600
Taurus makes a decent 9 shot .22 revolver (Model 94), which is well made and costs around $250-$350
Loaded with CCI stingers it would be effective.
If it were me, I would at least look at a .22 Magnum. And I agree that a revolver is the way to go. The S&W model 351 would be a good choice.
An old High Standard sentinel with a 4" brl, and 10 shot cylinder sounds like it would fit the requirements. I also think CCI Stingers would work well.
You can get the sentinels used on gun broker for 150.00-300.00 depending on the condition.
8 shot, light
The new Ruger SP101 in .22lr sounds like a perfect match.
new ruger LCR in .22LR
And aim for COM, not the groin.
When shooting a double-action revolver with a heavier trigger, it is natural to pull the barrel down. Aiming COM = hitting groin. Aiming at groin = leg shots.