I agree that a good first handgun, specially for a woman, is a revolver. A S&W featherlight .38 spl. Easy to load, no mess and no hassle. As she gains experience she can try out a semi-auto pistol.
My wife's first gun was a little Heritage .22. She still likes it. But she is much more comfortable with her S & W 686 ..357....and in her hands it's dead on accurate. She never cared too much for the auto's. I told her I'd like to get her a "Lady Smith" to fit her purse....but she said she'd prefer the 686 and get a bigger purse.....so there you have it.
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.
You said she wants to stay with a auto, BUT has she ever shot a mid size revolver???? If not I would ask her to shoot a good 38 sp mid size revolver because as we know women have an open mind!!!
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