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Old 07-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #21
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Thanks for all your input! Are there certain guns that will jam less? Or never misfire? Easy to clean?
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If your wife is new to pistols a G19 or a M&P 9 is were I would steer her. I would still let her select the pistol. Compact pistols are easy to shoot proficiently. Once her confidence is high she can get a Beretta nano, G26 or any of the wide variety of subcompact pistols.

The G19 is a great training pistol. The G19 magnifies a shooters errors. Once they learn the proper form they will be able to do many of the things Hickok45 does with his G19 including hitting the gong way over yonder. It won't happen overnight but if they practice a couple times a week they will be proficient with a G19 in 120 days.

Two of my friends wifes carry a LCP. Neither of them have shot 50 rounds of ammo through their gun. Subcompact pistols are no joy to shoot and it is much harder to shoot a subcompact pistol proficiently.
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I know this is out of nowhere...but. Consider a .38/357 revolver with a 4.5 in barrel..at least have her shoot one.. They are tons of fun at the range, very accurate, no jams, simple to operate, easy to clean, just a pleasure to own and shoot. The .38 Spec is smoothe as butter, recoil feels good...Then if she wants to get a little crazy, you have the 357 option. If she starts to like guns, she will end up with 28 of them anyways, and the 357 revolver is a main staple in any arsenal.... Just something to consider....or not....
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Never had a glock jam.

No joke, just saying.
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Maybe his wife doesn't want an ugly gun. 😬


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Have her handle a Beretta PX4 compact. My girlfriend loves mine
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simply put, there is no best 9mm pistol. there are good number of decent ones and good number of better ones.

what is best or better for one person may not be the case for another person.

the only way to find out what is best suited for her needs is to start hitting the gun stores and trying them out. if the pistol is for her, the less input you have the better. let her find what suits her, whether you like the choice she has made or not. unless she picks something known to be problematic or has know problems, let her make her choice.

her chances of making a bad choice in a 9mm are very slim.
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I know this is out of nowhere...but. Consider a .38/357 revolver with a 4.5 in barrel..at least have her shoot one.. They are tons of fun at the range, very accurate, no jams, simple to operate, easy to clean, just a pleasure to own and shoot. The .38 Spec is smoothe as butter, recoil feels good...Then if she wants to get a little crazy, you have the 357 option. If she starts to like guns, she will end up with 28 of them anyways, and the 357 revolver is a main staple in any arsenal.... Just something to consider....or not....
This isn't bad advice. I prefer semi-autos, so I don't love the thought. But there's nothing here that's patently untrue. A revolver can be a really great option.

Any semiauto can jam, if for no other reason than operator error alone. Most of the good ones probably won't. The dozen or so manufacturers I listed above are unlikely to fail for any reason other than being in the hands of a severely lacking shooter. And 'lacking' can be fixed rather quickly with a minimal amount of repetition and discipline (aka- training).

Buy a good gun from a reputable manufacturer. And let your wife pick one that feels right. Whether real or imagined, that margin of 'chosen fit' will likely benefit her success rate as well as her enjoyment level. (Most people will succeed at anything they truly enjoy, take pride in, or are determined to be good at)
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+1 for showing her what's out there, let her shoot any that she's interested in and let her decide for herself.
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Read & heed:

http://www.corneredcat.com/article/for-the-men/what-gun-for-a-woman/
http://www.corneredcat.com/article/for-the-men/buying-a-gun-for-your-wife/

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Thanks for all your input! Are there certain guns that will jam less? Or never misfire? Easy to clean?
Most modern pistols using quality ammo are reliable when properly maintained. Shhh, don't tell anyone I said this, but most pistols you're liable to end up with are pretty darned good. So don't get caught up in the brand warfare, get the one you like. Test drive a few, at some point one will stick out in your mind.
Ditto- misfires. Unless theres a mechanical problem, the rare misfire is usually an ammo problem.
It's a rare pistol thats hard to take down and clean anymore.
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