Gun Recommendations For Persons With Disabilities

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Here's a decent list of gun recommendations for our differently-abled brothers and sisters. Everyone, especially those who are an easy target for abuse, has the right to protect themselves from those who do them harm.

Since not all human beings behave and think as humans should, a lot of us are forced to use deadly weapons to protect ourselves from danger.

A gun is the only means for a disabled person to have a fighting chance against a charging attacker—all the more reason for them to be allowed to carry a firearm for defense. Evildoers shouldn't be given the luxury of taking advantage of the defenseless, so let's talk about some gun recommendations to even the scales for them.

Gun Recommendations for the Physically Impaired

1. Ruger LCR

The first handgun recommendation in our list is the Ruger LCR. It is ideal for individuals who find it hard to use their hands.

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This firearm is very reliable, has a lightweight trigger pull, and is easy to use. It's also one of the best concealable handguns in the market today.

2. Beretta Tip Up Barrel

This handgun is another alternative for a weakened hand. It's capable of manual loading of ammunition by simply tipping up the barrel when unlocked.

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With just a flick of a lever, you'll see if there's a bullet in the chamber as well as load and unload the gun.

3. Walter CCP 9mm

This Walther handgun has a technology that reduces recoil, which is great for a 9mm pistol.

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The trigger pull is lightweight and has a magazine capacity of 8 rounds. It's a lot easier to reload compared to revolvers and has a smooth slide pull to get the gun ready to fire.

4. Glock 17

The idea behind the Glock 17 is simplicity. It's a striker-fired gun with no hammers to worry about.

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This handgun's full auto feature could seem intimidating, but it's more controllable than people might think.

5. H&K P30

This handgun is a standard short recoil operated with a polymer frame. The P30 has a remarkable grip which comes with three backstraps.

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You can set the grip to your preference, it's impossible not to comment on how comfortable this gun is.

6. Remington Model 51

This Remington has a slim profile that fits your hands so well.

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The company took hundreds of hand molds to determine the optimal grip size and handle for this gun. It's a very reliable firearm and perfect for concealed carry as well.

7. Luger

The Luger is always praised for how it feels in the hand.

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It has a low recoil, excellent grip, and a brilliant size that all come together for an extremely comfortable handgun. This gun is fantastic to shoot and perfect for protection.

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These handguns are not only known for their comfort and excellent grip, but are extremely reliable as well. The last thing anyone needs is a defensive firearm that fails in the face of danger. Most disabled people lack the physical capability to escape a possible attack. A reliable handgun would be the best tool for concealment and protection.

What do you think of these gun recommendations for persons with disabilities? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Up next: Concealed Carry Facts Every Gun Enthusiast Should Know

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 1, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

7 Responses to :
Gun Recommendations For Persons With Disabilities

  1. Dwayne Reid says:

    I am legally blind, what most people don’t understand is that being legally blind does not mean the person is totally blind. There are those of us that can see some, but like me, I lost my sight after 50yrs. I still see shadows and to look at me if I don’t have my cane, you couldn’t tell it. I spent 10yrs in the service and I use a lot of my tanker training to help me get around and shot. I have even shot in the legends turkey shots where I live and have even won. My biggest thing is when I am out and someone sees that I am carrying even though I still have a life time permit, they bulk at it and think I am some kind of idiot to still carry until I explain that I still can see and even distinguish shadows. My wife even says she feels safe with my carrying a gun. So I would like to learn some more shooting technics for the VISUALLY EMPAIRED. I am a very safe and contientios firearms carrier. My email is [email protected], thank you for your time.

    1. Mikial says:

      Dwayne, you epitomize the person who refuses to stop living and surrender to their challenges. A physical challenge does not mean you are helpless or less of a person, and in a person like you it actually means just the opposite. That you are strong and alive and refuse to surrender to anything. I would be very interested to know what you carry, what ammo you load in it, and what special preparations you make to ensure you are ready to deal with whatever comes your way.

  2. Ronnie W Hardison says:

    I am a disabled person (stroke June 2018) with significant left side paralysis and weakness. I worked my #ss off in rehab for months afterwards to regain as mush independence as possible I am very grateful to have as much independence as I do. I try very hard to focus on ways to overcome my physical challenges rather than being ruled by limitations. I am able to live alone and take care of myself with occasional assistance if and when required from nearby family and friends. I have always been a fan of shooting although a novice at best. I recently purchased and was able to assemble a polymer 80 G17 build. I love the 17 due to the fit in my hand, the extra capacity, limited, recoil, and reliability. I have found that with some focused practice I can be fairly accurate even with one hand . No matter the weapon chosen, nothing replaces experience and practicE. Out to about 25 yards I can keep my groups within a softball size cluster. Thank you for your article and taking the time to consider disabled shooters. Maybe I need a little help getting groceries in the house. Maybe I need to rely on a cane to feel safe walking.but I refuse. Absolutely REFUSE. TO believe or accept that “disabled “ should in any way mean defenseless… Thank you again for your article. Maybe my story can add in some small way towards helping to encourage others to consider or explore the wonderful world of handguns.

    – RON H

  3. Evan says:

    Excuse me, but I noticed an error in the blog. Under the glock 17 you mention that the firearm’s full auto feature might be tough to handle for some people. From my understanding, the glock 17 is not capable of fully automatic fire. You might be mistaking it with the glock 18, which is capable of fully automatic fire. Beyond this, a handgun capable of fully automatic fire would likely be illegal for most of those reading this post.

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