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I am looking to buy my soon to be wife a pistol. I know that some of you are avid shooters and know more than I do.
Something small, accurate and fun to shoot. Something that would get the job done if it absolutely had to be done. She probably would not take it with her but something that could be concealed. I would like a 40 but I don't know if she could handle it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
What part of the state are you in? There may be a good shop/eange you can go to.
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Cullman i guess you could say for arguments sake.
Go to Hoover then.
Ruger Lcp 380 here.
Fun to shoot and small don't go well together in a decent caliber. As posted above the Ruger .380 is a great little gun and so is the Kel-Tec P3AT. The Ruger has a slide lock, but the both shoot and feel pretty much the same. My wife does not like the Kel-Tec because has a very stiff spring and is so small it is hard for her to grip it and operate the slide to chamber a round. The advantage to this is that small children will find it net to impossible to chamber a round. My 10 year old nephew can't operate the slide to chamber a round.
.380 is self defense rounds in either package will have a good kick to it and most ladies probably wont consider it fun to shoot.
I actually work for Academy Sports and Outdoors P/t. So my suggestions...
Ruger LCP .380
Ruger LC9 9mm
S&W Bodyguard .380 (not easy to get your hands on)
Taurus Slim 709 9mm or 740 40
S&W Shield (come sin 9 and 40 also very hard to get)
S&W Airweight hammerless .38 special
S&W Bodyguard (also equipped with laser) .38 special
Ruger LCR .38 special
Taurus also makes a couple of polymer framed reolvers in .38 and .57 magnum that might be worth looking at.
I have a S&W .40 and a Ruger 9mm. I love both but the 9 is much easier to shoot for a beginer
I have owned a 38 special for over ten years. It is a good weight and size for a lady (at least this one). I can shoot it accurately and feel very "safe" when traveling or at home. My brother and husband were in federal law enforcement and this is the gun they selected for my use. The strength of a shot would allow me to stop an assailant (hitting center body mass) and then if necessary another shot. It is comforting to know I can protect myself if necessary. Just my
Get her a public defender. Smaller than the Judge and will get the job done.
I have a Browning 9mm that is great and I love it. That's why I am asking for advise. Has anyone had any experience with the compacts and subcompacts like the XD and similar models. I have been told that the smaller guns like the 380 kick more because of their size.
For a pocket pistol, S&W Bodyguard. Its so popular you will have a hard time finding one most likely. While it cost a little more then the Keltec or LCP, it's a better format/frame for reliable function. Questions on reliability for Keltec and LCP can be made if you use it regularly, which is a must for all women learning how to be confident with a weapon.
I recently purchased an XDM 9 and love it, but even in the compact 3.8 inch barrel it is slightly larger and heavier than anything in the same size by Glock or S&W M&P. There is a guy on YouTube that does amazing reviews on guns. Hitchcok45..
I bought my wife a 9mm years ago and sent her to a personal defense course. She probably shoots pistols better than I do. Recently upgraded to the S&W M&P compact 40 (she LOVES this gun), she didn't care for the Glock products we have.
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Ruger LCP 380
Use only Hornady Critical Defense ammo with it!
I looked at the subcompact glocks but I have never owned one. What is the reason you like them so much?
The Judge would work IMO. My 10 year old daughter has shot it quite well.
This picture is from 2011. She shot a .22 pistol. Don't mess with her cuz she is pretty accurate!
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