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#3126421 - 01/16/13 11:08 AM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: moondawg]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 2569
Loc: Franklin County

Ii am always leary of a woman and a semi-auto. First problem is the hand strength required to operate the slide.

The second problem is that a semi-auto isn't as intuitive as a double-action revolver. A DA revolver is easy, pick it up and start pulling the trigger - everybody knows that. A semi-auto has all these buttons and levers. A woman that isn't trained with it a lot may very well push the magazine release thinking it's the safety.

Now if you take a woman and let her shoot a semi-auto enough to REALLY be familiar with it and I mean enough that she has confidence that she can deal with stoppages under extreme stress then a semi-auto may be ok with her.

Still, I'd stick with a DA revolver. I got my wife a Ruger SP101 and have it loaded with +P handloads and a 110gr Sierra Hpt.

One big advantage women have over us for concealed carry is that they have a purse to hide things in. They can carry a gun that's a bit larger and never worry that it will show.

Oh yeah, as far as a woman being able to handle recoil, my 78yr old Mother has a Colt SAA in 45 Colt that she handles just fine. You never know unless you let them try it.

#3127692 - 01/16/13 10:44 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: Scud]
8 Point

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 1452
Loc: tipton

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 Originally Posted By: Scud
Thanks for the responses. Have looked at a sig p238 in a 380. Anyone have any dealings with this gun. Good or bad.

I have a sig 232 in 380 and love it. Very accurate and recoil is light.

#3127867 - 01/17/13 06:41 AM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: Hunter 257W]
TnDeer Old Timer
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 20326
Loc: lenoir city,tn

 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W

One big advantage women have over us for concealed carry is that they have a purse to hide things in. They can carry a gun that's a bit larger and never worry that it will show.

i wouldn't recommend carrying in a purse. that's the first thing a thief will go for then he has your gun.
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#3128526 - 01/17/13 03:34 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: Scud]
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 1402
Loc: Charlotte, Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: Scud
Thanks for the responses. Have looked at a sig p238 in a 380. Anyone have any dealings with this gun. Good or bad.

I have the P238 and my wife and I both enjoy shooting it. We looked at the LCP and shot one and she really didn't like it as it was fairly "snappy" and the sights very small. The trigger pull is very long and takes some getting used to. The slide can be a little stiff as well. After 20 to 30 rounds I could feel a spot starting to form on my finger from the trigger guard. It is also a little easier to conceal as it is smaller.

The sig has great sights and the slide is very easy to rack. For a small pistol it is also very accurate. It is also heavier and recoil is not an issue. I am considering the P938 for myself and keeping the P238 for my wife.

Alot of people love the LCP, in my personal opinion there is a reason the Sig is 150-200 bucks more.
Sophisticated people have retirement plans, rednecks play the lottery. - Jeff Foxworthy

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#3130248 - 01/18/13 09:53 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: thetoolman]
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Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 3254
Loc: Michie, TN

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

#3130253 - 01/18/13 09:54 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: statelineRUT]
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 18366
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3130402 - 01/19/13 06:06 AM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: Gravey]
8 Point

Registered: 02/02/02
Posts: 2498
Loc: Alabama

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^^^^^^^ I agree with the post above. And replace the springs with an Apex J Frame Duty/Carry spring kit to reduce trigger pull for her
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#3130759 - 01/19/13 01:24 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: W C]

Registered: 06/10/00
Posts: 41300
Loc: Western Ky.

Well I'll just post another picture. By the way, I'm selling all this.

A Government that does not trust its law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, is itself unworthy of trust..... - James Madison

#3133655 - 01/21/13 07:56 PM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: statelineRUT]
14 Point

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 7991
Loc: Collierville,TN.

Glock 26
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#3134013 - 01/22/13 07:23 AM Re: Carry Pistol? [Re: Scud]
meat hunter
6 Point

Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 702
Loc: SE TN

Since you asked for a pistol and not a revolver I will say Glock 26
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