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Old 05-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #31
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Depends on the lady. Some Ladies are crack shots with the 1911, some cringe at the thought of pulling a trigger.

Plus, you did not state if she was going to carry. Base on info provided, I would suggest the Ruger LCP .380 with Hollow points. Easy to handle, easy to put in pocket book or pocket. Fits any hand.
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Plus, you did not state if she was going to carry. Base on info provided, I would suggest the Ruger LCP .380 with Hollow points. Easy to handle, easy to put in pocket book or pocket. Fits any hand.
How many places is it legal for a teenager to carry? I don't think too many, though to be honest I only concern myself with knowing my own legal obligations in that dept.

Probably best off with a medium framed gun of some sort that's easier to be accurate with, less felt recoil, more power, higher capacity, etc.

And while 22lrs are hardly ideal defense weapons, it's a heck of a lot better to be confident with your rimfire than intimidated and unpracticed with your centerfire.
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I DNK guys, I've had women and children fire my

1911A1 and fall in love.( with the gun, please stay focused)

Caliber and size didn't matter, it just felt right to them.

I'm not going to go on about which is best, or how she

should devote her life to a Kahr .380.

She just needs to get down to the range

and spend some time with her choices.
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I DNK guys, I've had women and children fire my

1911A1 and fall in love.( with the gun, please stay focused)

Caliber and size didn't matter, it just felt right to them.

I'm not going to go on about which is best, or how she

should devote her life to a Kahr .380.

She just needs to get down to the range

and spend some time with her choices.
This!

My 14 year nephew has shot my 1911 and he loved it. The recoil wasn't an issue for him. You should never just say that gun will be good for that. It's a blanket statement. I don't care who the gun is for, and I don't care what it's intended use is. If you're considering a gun, the best thing to do is always to actually handle the gun and fire it to see of you like it first if at all possible.

Otherwise you may make a costly mistake and end up with a gun you don't want.
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Thanks for your answer, she's a college student who will be living off campus next year. Plus she really wants to learn how to shoot and one day get her CHL. I own a glock 19 myself, but for her I believe a revolver would be best.
+1 on the revolver.
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This!

My 14 year nephew has shot my 1911 and he loved it. The recoil wasn't an issue for him. You should never just say that gun will be good for that. It's a blanket statement. I don't care who the gun is for, and I don't care what it's intended use is. If you're considering a gun, the best thing to do is always to actually handle the gun and fire it to see of you like it first if at all possible.

Otherwise you may make a costly mistake and end up with a gun you don't want.
I had a similar situation recently. A guy who was shy of .22s,

and having a major problem with accuracy,

somehow just loved the 1911A1, and shot very accurately

with it.
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