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Old 03-08-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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I agree with take her to gun shop that has a good stock and see what feels good and what she is able to shoot. In the case of my wife she had to go with a wheel gun because of her lack of strength in her 1 arm due to an injury she has alot of trouble racking an auto.

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I'm thinking about buying mama a Taurus Judge in 45 long colt. I like the idea of being able to run .410 shells loaded with buckshot. Point and, rock and roll. I work at a gun shop with a indoor range and the guys that have them love them. Lots of big grins.

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If you could get a gun for your wife, you would have made the best trade ever made by a man.

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Hello? Is this thing on? *thumps mic*

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I beat you to that by a whole page of posts.






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I beat you to that by a whole page of posts.
I guess it helps to read the whole thread, rather than jumping in and posting a smart assed remark, based solely upon the title of it.
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I work at a firearm shop with an indoor range and see those smiling faces on first-time female shooters everyday. Don't ever sell a female interested in firearms short.

The 40 s&w was developed when law enforcement started hiring more females. It was thought that 45s were too large for females to handle and 9s did not have enough stopping power. I sell a lot of 40s to females and know quite a few females that shoot 45s. Maybe its something in the milk here in the dairy state, but the girls like their guns big. Start her off with a .22 and let her work her way up and let her tell you when it is time to stop.

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I work at a firearm shop with an indoor range and see those smiling faces on first-time female shooters everyday. Don't ever sell a female interested in firearms short.

The 40 s&w was developed when law enforcement started hiring more females. It was thought that 45s were too large for females to handle and 9s did not have enough stopping power. I sell a lot of 40s to females and know quite a few females that shoot 45s. Maybe its something in the milk here in the dairy state, but the girls like their guns big. Start her off with a .22 and let her work her way up and let her tell you when it is time to stop.
My wife has no problems with .45 ACP, but gets frustrated quickly with 1911s.
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Good question, Steve86.

I have been going thru this over the last couple of years. Wifey did not grow up around guns, and had never shot any until about 4 years ago, when I kinda nudged her into it. I let her shoot .410 shotgun. 1st shot, she handed it back and said "I don't know if I like it." I shot a few shells, and she decided to try again. I couldn't get it out of her hands after that. I let her shoot the .50 cal muzzleloader, she no likey. She would not even go close the 12 ga at that time. A couple of years later, she asked about shooting pistols. I let her fire the .45. It was all she could do to hold onto it. Like a champ, she ran 2 mags thru it and said, "A little much for me." I recently bought her a P32, something light and easy to handle so she can get used to firing a semi-auto. She loves it, but is a much better shot right now with .38 special revolver. She likes it, too. I told her the revolver was hers in the home. Yesterday she asked about CCW classes. I told her we can look into that, but we would also look for another revolver or good 9MM for her to carry. Yes, the P32 can do a bad guy in, but not a whole lot of knock down power.

Point is, she had to get out and shoot some to find out what she can handle.
Where in the world did you get your wives at? The barbie store!!!!!????????? No offense, but I am 4'10 105 pounds and a 12 gauge means nothing for me a .45 most definitely means nothing for me and on top of that I didn't grow up around guns! I don't understand how anyone other than a child couldn't shoot these guns unless they were doing it improperly. Someone explain this to me!
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You go girl.

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