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Old 03-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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Lol a gun for any occasion is better than flowers! What says I love you and want you to live forever better than a gun
Lol wish my GF liked guns as much as you
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Have her look at the Ruger SR9c. I got one for my wife and after shooting hers I traded my G19 for one for myself. The Glock grips feel a little big for me and my wife's hand are smaller. While she could shoot the G19 it was not the best fit. The pistol has to feel right to her not to you so let her choose what she wants. The Ruger sells for about $400.
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This Lady Sig P238 is what my wife carries the most.

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Have her look at the Ruger SR9c. I got one for my wife and after shooting hers I traded my G19 for one for myself. The Glock grips feel a little big for me and my wife's hand are smaller. While she could shoot the G19 it was not the best fit. The pistol has to feel right to her not to you so let her choose what she wants. The Ruger sells for about $400.
I would suggest the SR9 also. Ruger quality and reasonable price. Not sure what your budget will alow but the CZ mentioned by Jäger is a great weapon with "slim" grip.
If you can find a range or LGS with a large inventory let her handle several different styles. It is extremely difficult to be proficient with a weapon you aren't comfortable with.
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I started my wife off with a S&W featherlight 38 special and she loves it. Most women I know have a hard time with semi-auto pistols. Revolvers are easier, specially if its her first handgun
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Have her look at the Ruger SR9c. I got one for my wife and after shooting hers I traded my G19 for one for myself. The Glock grips feel a little big for me and my wife's hand are smaller. While she could shoot the G19 it was not the best fit. The pistol has to feel right to her not to you so let her choose what she wants. The Ruger sells for about $400.
I have the SR9C as my carry gun and love it. My fiancee has shot it and likes it too. The guy at the gun shop told her she needs a revolver. Now she wants an SR9C like mine.

Some people say that women struggle to rack the slide but if they are taught how to do it properly it really is not difficult.
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I started my wife off with a S&W featherlight 38 special and she loves it. Most women I know have a hard time with semi-auto pistols. Revolvers are easier, specially if its her first handgun
Don't tell my wife that!! But I know what you mean. She's 5'4" and 130 but dang, she shoots as good as me!! Iol love going in gun stores and the clerks automatically go to 9mm or .38. Really cheeses off wifey.

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She probably finds the double stack width of your Glock too large for her hands. Take her to a shop and let her hold some guns and see what she likes for fit. If you can, of course, find a range that rents. If not, the first suggestion is best place to start, then you can address things like trigger action and caliber choice.

If she likes the Glock trigger try the Taurus pt709 slim or Ruger sr9 or sr9c. These are 9mm and come in 40cal versions as well if she should choose, though I think she'll find the lighter recoil of the 9mm more conducive to follow up about timing and accuracy.

If open to other trigger type the Kahr CM9 is great option as well.
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She probably finds the double stack width of your Glock too large for her hands. Take her to a shop and let her hold some guns and see what she likes for fit. If you can, of course, find a range that rents. If not, the first suggestion is best place to start, then you can address things like trigger action and caliber choice.

If she likes the Glock trigger try the Taurus pt709 slim or Ruger sr9 or sr9c. These are 9mm and come in 40cal versions as well if she should choose, though I think she'll find the lighter recoil of the 9mm more conducive to follow up about timing and accuracy.

If open to other trigger type the Kahr CM9 is great option as well.
Exactly! She needs to put them in her hands, let the gun pick her.
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Don't tell my wife that!! But I know what you mean. She's 5'4" and 130 but dang, she shoots as good as me!! Iol love going in gun stores and the clerks automatically go to 9mm or .38. Really cheeses off wifey.
Tell me about it. I got my wife the revolver for one of our anniversaries and right away she wanted me to take her to the range. It was her first time shooting a gun and she scared the crap out of me. She went thru a 50 round box and all her shots were dead center. I told her she was a natural , she really liked that. I just find that for beginners a semi-auto has more things to keep track of versus a simple old fashion revolver. Best thing is what already others have suggested, visit a range that rents and find out what's most comfortable for her.
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