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Old 09-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #21
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My CCW pistols are;

XDM Compact Two-Tone in 9mm,
S&W Shield in .40SW,
SIG P238
and a LCR .357 Magnum.

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I really like my Beretta Nano. Check it out, it's reliable and its really solid. Check it out!

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She likes the S&W 686 Plus and the XDM 9mm.
Great guns. A little big? Sure. But if they work well for her carry situation, that's just fine. A 'big' gun can be more imposing, higher in capacity, and more shooter-friendly when it comes to quickly landing multiple hits on target. That bigger gun will also tend to be more powerful ballistically (longer barrel), so you get more power that's also easier to keep on target.

One of the medium guns I often endorse for female shooters is the Sig P239. Capacity isn't so great and it shouldn't be confused with a micro carry gun, but its slim profile fits a lot of women really well. They can be expensive though ($600-800). Also look into the XDm9 3.8 with the compact magwell/grip.

Size, ergonomics, safeties, etc...they're all important. But above all else, it's critical that she have confidence in her own abilities with that gun. That trumps everything. And it usually starts with buying something she likes, that she'll enjoy practicing with.
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Cute pup in your avatar BTW....
Thanks. We had to put here down a couple years ago on account of cancer. Hated to do it. She was half red doberman, half pit bull terrier. Parent were both registered, the litter was an "oops". We were fortunate to get one of the pups.

She lived to go Jeepin'. Loved to run the trails when we went rock crawlin'. Never had to worry about her being in the wrong spot. Here she is, a true Jeep Dog, on a rock crawling trail here in Arizona.
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Thanks. We had to put here down a couple years ago on account of cancer. Hated to do it. She was half red doberman, half pit bull terrier. Parent were both registered, the litter was an "oops". We were fortunate to get one of the pups.

She lived to go Jeepin'. Loved to run the trails when we went rock crawlin'. Never had to worry about her being in the wrong spot. Here she is, a true Jeep Dog, on a rock crawling trail here in Arizona.
Great story, so sorry for you loss....
But back on topic:
Agree on the LCR/LCP/LC9 comments. My LC9 is with me every moment. If a place says "no weapons" or "no firearms" they don't get to be graced with my presence or business. I don't "OC" a gun except in the desert, but open carry my new Kershaw Hunter everywhere and my LC9 is always close by, either in a manbag or pocket. The wife loves both her SP101 and her LCR, but carries the LCR or her 22 derringer more often then not. Some say the LCR's trigger pull isn't that great, but the only "mushiness" I ever felt in an LCR's trigger was when we test shot the 22LR and 22Mag. Models when we were trying to decide.
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The LCR trigger on mine is very nice. It was one of the things that I really appreciate on it. Now the sights?...well, not so much love there. I realize it is a snubby but that should preclude it from having good sights...and some of it may be my 60 year old eyeballs. Because of that, it was the first (and so far the only) firearm I've actually put laser sights on. I've been very happy with the LCR Crimson Trace sights I installed.

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Any gun that proves reliable that she can comfortably carry and shoot. .380 and up is what I recommend

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