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Old 07-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #21
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For a real compact handgun I would recommend
Ruger's LCP 380 or Ruger's LCR 9mm.

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:02 PM   #22
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For a real compact handgun I would recommend
Ruger's LCP 380 or Ruger's LC9 9mm.
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For a real compact handgun I would recommend
Ruger's LCP 380 or Ruger's LCR .38spl +p.
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The bottom line is that this has to be HER decision. I listened to my wife and her desires/needs for a few months. I even took her to the range to try out many different guns. Then she chose (between the black LCR and the shiny S&W 642) the 642, because it was shiny.

She still doesn't carry, though, because she can't figure out a way to carry it that makes her comfortable.

This has to be HER driving this decision.
Chris, have her check out this web site Secure Purse Home - Concealed Carry Purses

Every woman I personally know who carries uses one of these. Built in holster in it's own compartment keeps the make up and god knows what else out of the gun and maintains easy access to the weapon.

More importantly, she can get a half dozen or so and won't leave the gun at home due to concern about non matching accessories...


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I can't recall if anyone stated this emphatically enough. The .40 S&W is NOT NOT NOT the caliber for someone new to shooting or carrying. The recoil is not fun, especially in a smaller gun. 9mm, 38spl, and .380 are great options...no need to go to .40.

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I can provide a witness to this...ME. I started off with a .40 semi Taurus, and it kicked so hard that I couldn't get off more than 2 shots before my numb would hit the safety and jam the slide.

I now have been shooting a .38 Ruger LCR and find that it provides much better control. I did look at a little 9mm Beretta that felt pretty good in my hand. That is next on my agenda to shoot.
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