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Old 01-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #21
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Some women are not into the subject so much that they will do any research. I know my wife isn't. Therefore, I did the research based on some answers to my questions that she gave me. I narrowed it down to 3 guns. We went to the LGS and she decided herself among them. Her final reason? She liked the shiny one. But I knew all 3 would work for her so her reason didn't really matter. At least she likes her gun.

Something very important should be the trigger system and the safeties involved. Is she really going to practice enough to be able to deal with DA/SA triggers or decockers?

I really like the Kahr 9mm's, especially the CM9/PM9. It recoils a lot less than the physics says it should. The trigger is DAO and very consistent. If that size feels a bit small, consider the P9/CW9, which is just a little larger.

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Yes she actually really likes the da/sa setup with decocker... And having a couple options for her to choose from is a good idea, it's what I'm trying to do because like you said, she doesn't do the research

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we're pretty set on hammer, da/sa, decocker

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we're pretty set on hammer, da/sa, decocker
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I know you want help but there isn't much we can do most of us probably haven't handled both of those specific firearms. It all comes down to how it feels when she holds it and if she is comfortable with all the components of the gun.

There isn't really much we can do besides tell you to find what you want and hold it in your hand.

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Hi guys and gals I'm in need of some help. I've been doing countless hours of research on carry pistols for my wife. She is new to shooting and I'm trying to find the best handgun for her. I'm fairly certain that I have it down to the sig p232 and the hk p2000sk. I know they are different calibers (.380 and 9mm respectively), however I feel, and have heard/read, that they are the best of the best. my question is what do you think the recoil differences are between the two? If the hk is the same or better I'd like to get that one bc of the little bit better reliability and caliber. Also, my wife is 5'4" 135lbs so I'm assuming she would be able to IWB these comfortably in the first place (are these guns thick?) thanks for the much needed help.
Honestly . When you look at how you posted this. It really looks like you've entirely made up you're mind about what gun will be best for you're wife to shoot.
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You guys have tried every gun you've purchased before you bought them? You never relied on hundreds of forum pages, hours of video, and word of mouth to buy a gun you knew you couldn't have the opportunity to shoot prior to purchasing? I'm not being a di*% I'm literally just researching people's thoughts and opinions.
I can say I fired several 1911's before I got my 1st one. I tried a friends Sigs out before I bought one. Most all the center fire rifles I've tried before I bought one. I have not with rim-fires I'll admit.

It's very hard for people to honestly give you the advice you are asking for. There is no perfect gun for carry. I know what works for me and my wife. But I put a TON og handguns in her hands to get that knowledge. She is very fond of 38 and 357 revolvers. She has no trouble with a 45ACP revolver. So should I say that is what you should get? A lot of women love to shoot a 9mm, my wife hate all auto loaders. She just does not like the feel at all. But I would get about a hundred recommendations for one type or another if I asked about a gun for my wife.

There's a reason there are so many different kinds of handguns out there. You're job will be to get as many of them into your wife's hand as you can. At the very least try several calibers and see what she shoots best. At least then you will have an idea what she shoots well then it's just a matter of overall feel. And that's where going to a bunch of gun shops comes in. And is that really a bad thing?
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Good advice thx

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Btw, is there a specific ammo grain/brand (in both .380 & 9mm) that tends to shoot noticeably softer? I think this would help too no?

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Btw, is there a specific ammo grain/brand (in both .380 & 9mm) that tends to shoot noticeably softer? I think this would help too no?
Yes you have what is subsonic and will have less felt recoil.
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