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Old 01-22-2013, 03:25 AM   #11
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I haven't handled an LC9. I did have an SR9C and it was an excellent pistol.

Your best bet (as a married man ) is to have your wife handle as many handguns as possible. She'll definitely figure out which ones feel best. Then try and find a range that rents guns and have her shoot them or guns that are as close as possible.

Remind her that smaller guns recoil more and while they are easier to carry, they can be a pain to shoot. If she doesn't enjoy shooting it, she won't practice and she needs to practice.

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These are some good pointers. I am considering a Ruger LC9 but I've read it's got a very long trigger pull. I've never fired one so I don't know what to expect. Any help would be appreciated.
Some like the trigger pull of these over produced plastic DAO pocketers, some don't. I hate long triggers and look for the shortest possible. The LC9 is the worst I've ever experienced. Not even, mushy and a mile.

Go to a shop and ask if you can dry fire some guns or go to a range that rents. That's the best advice you can get.
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These are some good pointers. I am considering a Ruger LC9 but I've read it's got a very long trigger pull. I've never fired one so I don't know what to expect. Any help would be appreciated.
I would try to check out a bersa thunder 380. My mom just bought one and it was the only one she could rack the slide on. Its also sa/da.
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I would try to check out a bersa thunder 380. My mom just bought one and it was the only one she could rack the slide on. Its also sa/da.
I apologize, I'm new to all of this firearms talk, what's sa/da?
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Single action/double action

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It must fit her hand. I know it's expensive to rent pistols for try out but you could buy something you/she doesn't like. (My sister bought a "Lady Smith" with the laser sight and she can't handle the recoil. She wants my brother inlaw to take it for his pistol but he doesn't want a Lady Smith.) I'm on his side here.

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I apologize, I'm new to all of this firearms talk, what's sa/da?
Sorry, like renegade said its single/double action. The bersa is a pretty cool gun designed similar to a walther ppk and they have a lot of replacement parts on their website. I think they are used in the police force overseas somewhere.
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My wife is about the same size as yours but considerably older. (If she reads this I am in trouble.) She has a Ruger SR9c. They run about $400 plus fees. The grip on the SR9c is smaller than some other pistols and it fits her hand better. She had it for a month before she let me shoot it and I bought one for myself after shooting hers. Big advantage in matched pistols. You can pick up either one and not be confused as well the mags fitting both pistols. Just remember it is her decision on what she likes so dont force one choice on her. The 380 mouse guns are harder to shoot and you probably wont be carrying.

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Sorry, like renegade said its single/double action. The bersa is a pretty cool gun designed similar to a walther ppk and they have a lot of replacement parts on their website. I think they are used in the police force overseas somewhere.
A friend of mine, (female), has a ppk. I'll see about getting her to let me shoot it.
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My wife is about the same size as yours but considerably older. (If she reads this I am in trouble.) She has a Ruger SR9c. They run about $400 plus fees. The grip on the SR9c is smaller than some other pistols and it fits her hand better. She had it for a month before she let me shoot it and I bought one for myself after shooting hers. Big advantage in matched pistols. You can pick up either one and not be confused as well the mags fitting both pistols. Just remember it is her decision on what she likes so dont force one choice on her. The 380 mouse guns are harder to shoot and you probably wont be carrying.
Watch out man, she might be listening. Haha
I hear a lot of good things about the sr9. I'll look into it
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