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Old 11-15-2011, 06:41 AM   #1
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I am thinking about getting my girlfriend her first gun, and I am thinking about getting her a Sig P226 9 mm. I own 4 Sigs but none is a 9 mm or a P226, I would like some opinions.

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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There will invariable be plenty of replies saying...take her shopping and let her pick what she feels comfortable with. This isn't one of those.

I can't think of a better choice. If she ends up not liking it, you can keep it for yourself

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Sounds like you haven't learned an important lesson yet.

Remember that nice lingerie you bought her? Cost about $100? But her favorite bed clothes are flannel.

Are you buying the firearm for her? Or for you?

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Does she have experience with a hand gun? If not, a Glock, XD(m), or M&P might be the best choice. I'd keep grip size as a major consideration with a female.

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You must like her a LOT. The Sig P226 is one fine handgun. I guess it would be smart to look around and see what she likes and is comfortable with. Her shooting experience will have to be considered of course. Good luck.

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For fun shooting or personal protection? If the latter, you might want to consider something simple like a revolver: 357 rounds for personal protection and 38 special for shooting at the range. There are a lot of good choices in that category: Smith & Wesson and Ruger both have nice selections.

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For fun shooting or personal protection? If the latter, you might want to consider something simple like a revolver: 357 rounds for personal protection and 38 special for shooting at the range. There are a lot of good choices in that category: Smith & Wesson and Ruger both have nice selections.
+1 on that. I also think this would be a good plan. The .357 would be great for SD and the .38 would work real good for range ammo. The revolver would be simpler to become familiar with.
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There will invariable be plenty of replies saying...take her shopping and let her pick what she feels comfortable with. This isn't one of those.

I can't think of a better choice. If she ends up not liking it, you can keep it for yourself
That's why I was choosing the Sig P226, lol.
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Sounds like you haven't learned an important lesson yet.

Remember that nice lingerie you bought her? Cost about $100? But her favorite bed clothes are flannel.

Are you buying the firearm for her? Or for you?
It's for her, but she is not a big fan of guns. I'm getting it for her, cause she said she wanted one for home protection while I am at work.
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Sounds like you haven't learned an important lesson yet.

Remember that nice lingerie you bought her? Cost about $100? But her favorite bed clothes are flannel.

Are you buying the firearm for her? Or for you?
But I am kind of buying it for me too, for cheaper range days.
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