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Old 05-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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You can't go wrong with a Ruger LCP 380. Dependable, compact, light, concealable, accurate, and potent.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #12
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I'm picking up a CZ 83 in .380 for her this week. It also carries very well and is considerably smaller than the G19.
Is the CZ83 alloy-framed? Have you compared to the Bersa Thunder .380? I bought one & loved it until my sister took it for her own. They have a nice flat nickel finish and aren't very heavy or expensive (~$300).

Did you seriously just put your wife's weight on the interwebz?
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Is the CZ83 alloy-framed? Have you compared to the Bersa Thunder .380? I bought one & loved it until my sister took it for her own. They have a nice flat nickel finish and aren't very heavy or expensive (~$300).

Did you seriously just put your wife's weight on the interwebz?
Hehe..
Check out this post:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/walther-ppks-vs-bersa-thunder-380-a-42583/

I actually ordered both The Bersa was backordered from ImpactGuns however, but they say it should ship within 8 weeks.

And regarding the weight thing.. Ssshhhhhh...
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^^^ Good call!


To the lady of the thread, try somebuddy's Bersa to see if a cheap thrill is good enough for you. I will pick up another one at some point.

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Hands down, The Elsie Ahrrrr in .357 mag!

THE BEST S. Florida summer carry! (Trust me on this one.)

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I agree with Cane, I think.

I thought the LCR in .357 would be the ticket for my wife because of the light weight and being hammerless, but when we went to look at them she said she wants a hammer. I don't agree with that for CC (for her) but it's up to her.

So we're looking at the S&W LadySmith. I've got to say, if she is honestly willing to pack it around (ALL THE TIME) and deal with a spur on the back of the gun, it's the one I'd buy for myself. I WANT the weight if I'm shooting a snubby, and the weight would benefit her even more.

Still, the LCR would be a GREAT choice to meet the OP's requirement for light weight and knock down power...much better choice than the LCP, if the OP can conceal it.

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I agree with Cane, I think.

I thought the LCR in .357 would be the ticket for my wife because of the light weight and being hammerless, but when we went to look at them she said she wants a hammer. I don't agree with that for CC (for her) but it's up to her.

So we're looking at the S&W LadySmith. I've got to say, if she is honestly willing to pack it around (ALL THE TIME) and deal with a spur on the back of the gun, it's the one I'd buy for myself. I WANT the weight if I'm shooting a snubby, and the weight would benefit her even more.

Still, the LCR would be a GREAT choice to meet the OP's requirement for light weight and knock down power...much better choice than the LCP, if the OP can conceal it.
My next gun is going to be either a Lady Smith or an LCR. I agree you should definitely check them out.
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What would be the best gun for a lady ...
Take a look here - http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/my-new-ultra-man-gun-grrrr-42674/


a very lady-like gun
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Like others have said, you have to try different guns. Since you're in the Orlando area, I'd recommend going to the gun show and check out as many as you can. Do not feel pressured to buy at the show! Just handle as many as you can.
I don't know your body size, but you might want to look at .380's and 9mm's to start. You'll find a lot of options in size and weight.
Also look for ranges in the area where you can rent different guns and shoot a variety. Find what's comforatable for you.
Look at buying your first gun as an adventure, not something that merely needs to be done.

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You can't go wrong with a Ruger LCP 380. Dependable, compact, light, concealable, accurate, and potent.
It even comes in Rasberry.
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