Originally Posted by sirbergersworth
Looking for a handgun for my lovely wife.
She enjoys shooting my M&P 9 Shield but has trouble with operating the slide. It intimidates her and effects her shooting and accuracy.
I am looking for a pistol for her to shoot at the range a few times a month and use as a bedside gun for home defense.
Any recomendation of guns for her to try that have a little easier slide operation? She is not interested in carrying so gun format/size is open.
I have already considered the revolver route. i tried to tell her "there is no slide on a revolver". she wants a semi auto.
I am trying to stay under $600 if I can.
Thanks in advance.
The following is based on the experiences of my daughter and myself. It is not meant to be a statement that you should buy one, but it is something for your wife
to consider. Let her
try it out, and if she likes it, buy one for her.
Sig P238 or Sig P938. Amazingly low felt recoil and an easy to operate slide. Sig has done an excellent job on the springs on these guns. I can't tell you how long the springs will last, but both my daughter's and my P238s have over 1000 rounds through them without a failure.