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Old 11-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #11
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I have them both and have no ax to grind. That being said I carry the Smith.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:59 PM   #12
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really small guns are very unpleasent to shoot. if she is a new shooter let her pick one that feels comfy to her. the worst thing you can do is pick a gun you like for her. take her to a range let her rent a few guns and try them out. she may surprise you and go for a much bigger gun.
Good point on range shooting the 380. I'd much rather spend range time with a larger 9mm, 40, or 45. My 380 can get very tiring after several magazines. They are designed to be concealed, and that comes at a cost.
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This one isn't plastic and it won't fit in the palm of your hand, but it's more accurate, safer and easy to carry. I'm talking about a Sig 232. I carry one a lot and it is scarry accurate. It's DA/SA with a decocker and if you try one you will like it. Ken
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If you are looking for a 380 for your fiance then let her hold and try out the Walther PK 380. I got one for my wife she loves it, she dont have a strong grip, and the walther is very manageable for her.
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If you are looking for a 380 for your fiance then let her hold and try out the Walther PK 380. I got one for my wife she loves it, she dont have a strong grip, and the walther is very manageable for her.
thanks. did you add the laser or does it come stock with the Walther?
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The LCP and the P3AT are not pleasant to shoot. The S&W might be better but I have not shot one. I have a Sig P238 and it a pleasure to shoot. 380 ammo is a lot more expensive than 9mm. There are a lot of times when I can not conceal anything bigger than the 380 or I would not have one. The next smallest pistol I have is the Ruger SR9c. I tried the PF 9 but did not like it. In the compact 9mm pistols I would look at the Kahr line or possibly the LC9 by Ruger.
Dont pass up looking at the 38 snub nosed revolvers. I have been looking at the S&W 442 and 642 at about $450. They would be a lot lighter than my SP101.
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I know you are considering a 380, but..
I let my sister (whom has never fired a hand gun) try out my CZ82. And she really liked it. She also shot it very well.
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how about the Bersa? My wife fondled one and dropped several xmas hints
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I think one of the biggest concerns is if she has ever shot before. If she hasnt shot the ruger lcp is a really bad gun to start on may wanna take her out with a 22 a few to get the basics then move her to other guns to see what she is.comfortable with
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I think one of the biggest concerns is if she has ever shot before. If she hasnt shot the ruger lcp is a really bad gun to start on may wanna take her out with a 22 a few to get the basics then move her to other guns to see what she is.comfortable with
she is very comfortable with the 22 and has shot before. I have a glock 31, 357 sig that is to much for her but she can handle. I have a few buddies who got their wives the S&W 380 and seem to like it. The Walther 380 is another option I've heard good things about. she does not have a preference between the two as they are both very comfortable to shoot.
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