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Old 02-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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What do you guys suggest as first pistol for a women, was thinking of Glock 19 or the Ruger SR9, don't want much recoil. Any help appreciated, and I live in Northern CA, wonder if there are restrictions here???

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I believe CA has a 10 round maximum magazine capacity.

What is your experience level with handguns? That will help with recommendations.

I like Glocks, but the SR9's have a good reputation.

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What do you guys suggest as first pistol for a women, was thinking of Glock 19 or the Ruger SR9, don't want much recoil. Any help appreciated, and I live in Northern CA, wonder if there are restrictions here???
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My lady's 1st and Favorite semi-auto handgun is the Kimber model 1911 .45acp the recoil isn't bad and it has GREAT stopping power(self defense)..
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My lady's 1st and Favorite semi-auto handgun is the Kimber model 1911 .45acp the recoil isn't bad and it has GREAT stopping power(self defense)..
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Thank you for your suggestion, I've heard a lot about 1911's aren't they pretty expensive?
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I believe CA has a 10 round maximum magazine capacity.

What is your experience level with handguns? That will help with recommendations.

I like Glocks, but the SR9's have a good reputation.
Not much experience, I have a Ruger Single Ten revolver and a couple of .22 rifles. But would love to try a semi-auto
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Thank you for your suggestion, I've heard a lot about 1911's aren't they pretty expensive?
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What do you guys suggest as first pistol for a women, was thinking of Glock 19 or the Ruger SR9, don't want much recoil. Any help appreciated, and I live in Northern CA, wonder if there are restrictions here???
I can endorse the Glock 19, I love mine
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I can endorse the Glock 19, I love mine
I also endorse the G19
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