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#3141625 - 01/27/13 07:10 PM Question about a pistol for a female
Vermin93
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My girlfriend is selling me her Springfield XD 40S&W because she doesn't like shooting it. It was the first firearm she ever purchased and shot. Some guy at Cabela's recommended it to her a few years ago. It has been sitting idle in her safe for over 3 years. She wants to replace it with another pistol for home protection & self defense. She wants something that she will enjoy practicing with. She may eventually pursue a concealed carry license in Texas. I will admit that I know very little about pistols. What pistol would you recommend for a female in this situation? She is of average female height but is a little on the light side.
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#3141628 - 01/27/13 07:12 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: Vermin93]
AndyW
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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380
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#3141636 - 01/27/13 07:16 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: AndyW]
Bowdacious
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My advice would be to go to a range that lets you rent various guns and let her shoot some. What I like might not work for her and vice versa. Have her try everything. Semi autos and revolvers. For home protection, get her a good shotgun. I have a Kahr cw40 and a LCP in 380 for carry. If I had to grab a pistol for defense use at home, I would go for stik's 1911 or my 40.
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#3141642 - 01/27/13 07:23 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: Bowdacious]
Doe-lusional
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I have a Taurus .38 special with crimson lazer grips, I love love LOVE my little gun!!
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#3141644 - 01/27/13 07:24 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: Doe-lusional]
leader
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 Originally Posted By: Doe-lusional
I have a Taurus .38 special with crimson lazer grips, I love love LOVE my little gun!!


I was going to suggest this....
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#3141658 - 01/27/13 07:34 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: leader]
Trapper John
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How big are her hands?

I ask because I've got female friends who are short, skinny, and completely and utterly girly, but their fingers are long and they can handle larger frame weapons. I know two of them who can handle full sized 1911's about as easy as I can. I also know some ladies who have tiny hands and short fingers and they're more comfortable with subcompacts.

To be sure, this is going to require her to go to a range and handle a bunch. However, my generic answer is this:

Small girl with small hands: Ruger LCP .380, S&W 642 J-Frame .38, Baby Glocks (Leaning toward the 9mm version), Subcompact anything in either 9mm or .40 S&W.

Typical lady with average strength: Whatever she likes at the gun shop.

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#3141674 - 01/27/13 07:46 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: Trapper John]
Bambi Buster
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Five shot, double action only .38 Special such as a Ruger LCR or one of several Smith & Wesson J-frames. Keep it simple.
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#3141686 - 01/27/13 07:53 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: Bambi Buster]
W.Seay
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Glock 26 no doubt!!

Edited by W.Seay (01/27/13 07:54 PM)
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#3141696 - 01/27/13 08:01 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: W.Seay]
thetoolman
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Sig P238, great for carry and a pleasure to shoot.
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#3141701 - 01/27/13 08:03 PM Re: Question about a pistol for a female [Re: leader]
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 Originally Posted By: leader
 Originally Posted By: Doe-lusional
I have a Taurus .38 special with crimson lazer grips, I love love LOVE my little gun!!


I was going to suggest this....
mine is awesome!! has the recessed hammer, shoots so great! I wouldnt trade it for nothin, but I would like to have another carry gun too!! lol!
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