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Old 09-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #11
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If all else fails a Glock 19 would not b a bad gun for her. I have a Glock 31 and carried it on my side for many years.

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Since my wife is not going to spend any more range time then she has to, I steered he to a S&W model 60, .38spl. revolver. No safety to worry about, just point and click.

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If you are thinking small and 9mm I would also like to throw the Ruger LC9 into the mix. I recently purchased one and it is a fantastic little gun. It doesnt have the recoil like most little guns and so far no ftf or ftes to speak of and I have shot about 200 rounds through it.

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I am pretty excited, my wife has told me tht she wants a handgun. Training is not a problem, i cant teach her myself. She wants me to help her pick one out so ive been racking my brain on wat to get her. I know tht i want to get her a compact in 9mm and in the range of $300-$400. I would rather her have something with a manual safety. A friend of mine mentioned a Kahr, i need some opinions and preferences.
My wife chose an S&W Airweight 38 5 shot J frame revolver, simple but effective. She has small hands and can use both "trigger" fingers on the bang switch to offset the heft of the trigger pull.
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Maybe i will just get her a S&W .500

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Nice, at lest your wife is getting a new one. My wife stole my IMI Jericho 40 left the kember and HK both 45 to me.

I would let her look at a keltec.

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You might also want to consider a used Smith and Wesson model 19, a K frame Smith and Wesson, or a J frame Smith and Wesson.

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Guys! Come on, let's not drop the ball here! How many times have we seen this question before? OP - if there is a range nearby lets you rent guns, then let her try as many different types, calibers and models as practical. You'd be amazed some women go for a 44 magnum or a full size 1911. Little women does not necessarily mean they want little guns and if all she's tried are compacts y'all could be missing out on finding the best gun for her. My 105 pound wife chose the Ruger GP100 - surprised the heck out of me!

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An FNP-9 seems like a solid gun for your price range.

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My wife loves her Ruger SR9C. It came with a 10 rnd mag for concealment and a 17 rnd mag with grip extension. It has a manual safety in addition to the trigger safety. I liked it enough to buy one for myself.
This a pretty good place to start. The SR9 has a slimmer grip than most double stacks, making it a good option for many women.
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