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Old 11-28-2011, 09:47 PM   #21
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sorry i didnt get back sooner, I bought the walther then a couple of months later i got the laser as one of her christmas gifts. the walther was $369 and the LaserLyte was $99 both at Academy Sports. My wife really likes the walther, I have a Bersa too, but she can handle the walther better because of the softer recoil.

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:22 AM   #22
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I can't suggest what make to buy but can honestly say for the first time in 23yrs. I went and joined an indoor range and found that the accuracy I had back in my service days isn't even close shooting my 45 semi auto. I have a degenerative condition from an injury back in 77 in the military. It now effects my shooting ability to an extent. I also took to the range that next day my 380 semi auto and found that I could place most of the shots in the center six inch radius. I never owned a 380 but absolutely know it will do the job regardless of the hype I occasionally read about it being too short on power. From what I could tell the 380 caliber is more than enough to do what I would need it for. I own the older amt 380 backup. Its a really small semi auto pistol that is solid and made of all stainless steel. It weighs in at eighteen ounces empty and has a 2 1/2 inch barrel but the accuracy was outstanding. Everyone I know who owns these single action models have stated the same thing.

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Idk what the best handgun for her would be. But, I'm a woman and I disagree with any revolver! Sure, they're simple... but they're rough on the hand. I have a Walther pk 380. Men hate this gun. It's got a lot of operational controls. But, it fits my hand perfect and I hit what i aim at. After 200 rounds, my hand feels great like I haven't been shooting at all. And because it feels good to shoot, I love running through drills. Get her something she likes and don't act like she's stupid if she picks something you don't. Good luck.

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If it fits and is comfortable and above all else you are accurate with it stay with that gun. I don't agree on this academic approach I',m reading about concerning what will do the job. Real world results are a whole different story and are what matters the most.

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I'm really partial to the SigP230, the Newer 232 has a safety. My West German 230 is hands down the fastest cycling handgun I've ever shot. 7 rounds in less then 2 seconds!

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I'll have to check out that German 230. It sounds interesting. I've checked out the Sig models and I like them very much. I'm pretty much confined to the 380 caliber these days. I have a degenerative condition that is effecting my accuracy with the 45 caliber. I was good at hitting the target in the service but due to the injury I had in the service the guys at the VA Hospital say the 380 is small enough to allow me to still shoot accurate.

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Try the J&G website,great prices on CZ 83s, IIRC...

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I'll check that out. Thanks!

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I have a Makarov 380, a very solidly built gun, all steel, you might want to consider

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I'm looking at .380's for my fiancé. Primary use will be for protection and range time. not looking to break the bank. I'm looking at the S&W and Ruger. Thanks for feedback and suggestions.
I have the Ruger LCP 380 bought primarily as a back-up, but have been
carrying it so much that I tend to forget I have it, as it is compact & light.
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