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Old 05-06-2012, 04:17 PM
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My daughter is graduating from college. I told her I would buy her an iPad and let her pick one of my handguns to keep for herself. Yes, she is going to get a CCW permit as well. I had a fairly nice set of guns placed in front of her to shoot, handle, load, shoot again, etc.

Here is what she had to choose from at the range:

1. Kimber Solo STS - 9mm
2. Ruger LC9 - 9mm
3. Dan Wesson Guardian - 9mm
4. Springfield Armory EMP - 40 S&W (she knows it also comes in 9mm) (this is my second carry gun)
5. Springfield Armory Range Officer - 45 ACP
6. Dan Wesson Guardian - 45 ACP (my carry gun most of the time)

After spending a few hours of shooting, loading, shooting, etc. she chose the Dan Wesson Guardian in 9mm. So I am both happy and sad. I love that gun but I am very glad she chose one that I am comfortable will not fail her if needed. Truth is I have had issues with both the Kimber Solo and Ruger LC9 but that is a post for another day.

Thought you would like to know....
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:29 PM
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Congraulations are in order. It appears that you have a well educated and smart daughter.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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Congrats for your daughter. I would have picked the same one. What a great dad!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:26 PM
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She picked a good one for sure. I think that will be perfect for her as a carry gun. You're a good father to let her have it! You're a good man charlie brown.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:11 PM
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She made a great choice. Teaching your daughter to protect herself is great parenting in my opinion. Good job dad!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:22 PM
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Thanks all. I think the key issue for her with the Guardian was the super smooth, short trigger pull and the fact that the Guardian 9mm does not move hardly at all even with +P defensive rounds. It is one smooth gun.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:25 PM
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what a great dad,and great choice on her part.I also carry my .45 guardian ed but alas it is at DW getting a taller sight installed because it was shooting 3" high at 15 yds.Once again way to go dad of the year.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:32 PM
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Great graduation gift Dad. I plan on doing the same someday for my daughter, although right now she is only 5. Your daughter chose a good one!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:14 PM
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That's just awesome. Congrats to both of you.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:54 PM
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what a great dad,and great choice on her part.I also carry my .45 guardian ed but alas it is at DW getting a taller sight installed because it was shooting 3" high at 15 yds.Once again way to go dad of the year.
John1,

I would love to know which front sight you picked as my Guardian 45 is also shooting high at 15. The Frontsight instructors last fall told me it was 4" high at 7 yards and I think it is still 2-3 high at 15 so I think mine is sighted the same as yours. I'd bet that both of our guns are probably dead on at 25 yards but I don't think we will need them at 25 yards more like 5-10 yards.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:19 PM
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You can't type pics in the title and not have any pictures! Not cool..
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:45 PM
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John1,

I would love to know which front sight you picked as my Guardian 45 is also shooting high at 15. The Frontsight instructors last fall told me it was 4" high at 7 yards and I think it is still 2-3 high at 15 so I think mine is sighted the same as yours. I'd bet that both of our guns are probably dead on at 25 yards but I don't think we will need them at 25 yards more like 5-10 yards.
Mine was about where you guys said yours are . I got a .180 tall to replace the standard .140 and that is too much . I think the .160 is what I need . Have read that many have changed to the .180 but that did not work for me.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:17 PM
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Are you paying for a level 1 defensive handgun course? It's far more important than the hardware.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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Are you paying for a level 1 defensive handgun course? It's far more important than the hardware.
First, I am spending as much time both at the range and in the gun room reviewing gun protocol and safety. Second, will be the concealed weapons class with the hand picked the instuctor here in Utah that requires range time with him. He carries a lot of credentials. Finally, the defensive handgun course will follow. Yes, I believe in training. I am a Frontsight lifetime member. I agree completely and it is just a time issue for her right now. Good comment.
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