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Old 01-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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I say Sr9c ruger. The size is great recoil is not bad either. My wife loves it and has taken it as hers. Also my 13 year old daughter shoots it better than us. Another great gun is the xd.
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Look into the Ruger SR9c and Sig P239. The P239's single stack frame fits a lot of women really well. An alloy CZ 2075 RAMI might be a decent double-stack option.

One reason so many in the firearms business push women toward revolvers for carry is because they assume the gun will most likely be carried in a purse. And a revolver can fire and cycle reliably from within the confines (and amidst all the clutter) of a purse. Not so much the case with semi-autos.
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I am also looking for a Semi-Auto that is good for a women, been leaning toward the Ruger SR9, is the slide hard to operate for a women, I'm a newbie to guns, I do have a Ruger Single ten, that I love but am now looking for a Home Defense gun.
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S&W 3913LS "Lady Smith". 3 1/2 barrel, 9mm, single stack. Very nice for concealed carry.
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I am also looking for a Semi-Auto that is good for a women, been leaning toward the Ruger SR9, is the slide hard to operate for a women, I'm a newbie to guns, I do have a Ruger Single ten, that I love but am now looking for a Home Defense gun.
Try one out at a gunshop before you buy. The springs are a bit stiffer than some. Some people complain but, I don't find it too bad.
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Looking for a fun gun to shoot.....and a great carry piece, then look no further than these Colts:

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I have a Beretta 96, which is the same as a 92fs and they slide is EASY to pull back, but its also well broken in. The recoil is light and it is dead on accurate, my only complaint is the grip size, slim line grips are available, though I've never tried them. Also, it is a full size handgun, but great for home defense in my opinion.
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I couldn't help but notice, the bottom two have no sights. I hope thats just the photos?
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I couldn't help but notice, the bottom two have no sights. I hope thats just the photos?
The New Agents have a "trench sight" system. Nothing to snag.

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The New Agents have a "trench sight" system. Nothing to snag.

Girlfriend looking for a Carry/practice handgun - Semi-Auto Handguns
Huh, that's different. Don't think I'd have one, but I see its purpose.

I'll see if the GF is interested. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.
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