You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns >

What is the best gun for a woman?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
007BondJamesBond007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan,Michigan
Posts: 428
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paladin201 View Post
Fantastic. It's always fun to watch the shear joy that comes on many women's faces the first time they shoot a gun. Including my wife. My wife was scared to death of guns when we got married. She got used to having them around, but it took me 25 years to get her to finally shoot one, my Browning Buckmark. After emptying the first magazine, she turned with a huge smile on her face and said "Reload it, I wanna shoot it some more".

By the way, trigger safeties are the big thing in guns these days, but to me they are one step above useless. Really not much of a safety, in my humble opinion. The real safety in a Glock is inside. The mechanism is designed so there is absolutely no way the gun can fire without the trigger being pulled. You can load that gun and throw it against a brick wall and it won't go off.
A trigger is not a safety The Glock goes bang it if the trigger get snagged while holstering the gun.


My sister treated FBI and DEA agents for gun shot wounds from the Glock. Most was done while drawing or putting the gun back in the holster.
__________________
“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” Ted Nugent
007BondJamesBond007 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JohnJak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Orion/Oxford,Mi
Posts: 359
Liked 58 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

She needs a revolver that she likes.

Remember it's for her and not you.
JohnJak is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #33
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 14,699
Liked 12071 Times on 6352 Posts
Likes Given: 11757

Default

My wife likes A 1911. (I DON'T)

But most women in my self defence classes end up with a "K" frame Smith and Wesson in .38 special with +P hollow points.

Make sure the grips fit her hand That's just as important as caliber. Maybe more so.

Some small framed, recoil sensitive women are better off with a .32 revolver.

While I don't like the .32 for home defense, a puke HIT with a .32 is hurt one helluva worse than a puke MISSED with an.45.
__________________
To the world, you may be only one person. but to one person you may be the world.
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #34
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,883
Liked 1547 Times on 901 Posts
Likes Given: 2491

Default

If she is bold and has no problem trying new stuff, let her try several different kinds at a range that rents guns. She'll find something she likes. But if she's timid, and likely recoil shy, she'd do pretty well with medium weight .38, like a S&W Model 10, 64 or 67. Maybe a Ruger SP101, something that is mild-mannered, and heavy enough that it will not give her a problem with recoil, but not unwieldly like a Dan Wesson or a Ruger Redhawk. Then after she gets used to it, let her try some user-friendly semiauto's like a Stoeger 8000 or 8040 "Cougar", or Beretta PX4, that have a rotating barrel type lockup instead of the Browning tilt-barrel lockup. The recoil will be minimal and they shoot straight.
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 01:59 AM   #35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 164
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I know you asked for handgun suggestions but have you considered a pump shotgun since you said it was for home defense and not carry, maybe a 20gauge if she can't handle a 12gauge. But she may suprise you with her abilities. My wife is 5'3" and 105lbs and she handles my 870 supermag 12gauge and her Franchi LA48 20 gauge very well. As for a strictly home D handgun Id consider an XD 9mm full size, there's plenty of slide and handle there to get a grip on to rack it , it will be comfortable to shoot, it has a rail for a light or laser and she'll have I believe 17 rounds at her disposal - 11 more than a revolver. If she may carry also Id suggest a Kahr CW9 it has a little longer barrel than other Kahrs lending itself to better accuracy its single stack so it has a nice thin comfortable grip , its very concealable , simple, accurate and very simple. Another option would be a ruger LC9 its very light,thin,concealable and it has an external safety with a very long stiff trigger pull so if like many females it gets tossed in her bag with make up brushes,pens,keys and god knows what else so with its ext safety and stiff long trigger pull she can feel relatively comfortable she won't have an accidental discharge. Sorry for the looong answer , I couldn't think of a shorter answer to convey my message ,good luck
WilliamTF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #36
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Keginth28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WilliamTF
I know you asked for handgun suggestions but have you considered a pump shotgun since you said it was for home defense and not carry, maybe a 20gauge if she can't handle a 12gauge. But she may suprise you with her abilities. My wife is 5'3" and 105lbs and she handles my 870 supermag 12gauge and her Franchi LA48 20 gauge very well. As for a strictly home D handgun Id consider an XD 9mm full size, there's plenty of slide and handle there to get a grip on to rack it , it will be comfortable to shoot, it has a rail for a light or laser and she'll have I believe 17 rounds at her disposal - 11 more than a revolver. If she may carry also Id suggest a Kahr CW9 it has a little longer barrel than other Kahrs lending itself to better accuracy its single stack so it has a nice thin comfortable grip , its very concealable , simple, accurate and very simple. Another option would be a ruger LC9 its very light,thin,concealable and it has an external safety with a very long stiff trigger pull so if like many females it gets tossed in her bag with make up brushes,pens,keys and god knows what else so with its ext safety and stiff long trigger pull she can feel relatively comfortable she won't have an accidental discharge. Sorry for the looong answer , I couldn't think of a shorter answer to convey my message ,good luck
Can't do a shotgun bc we live really close to neighbors, and we have a 3 year old son. But maybe when we move to a bigger place, and thanks
Keginth28 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #37
The Balota's
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 27,964
Liked 10874 Times on 6484 Posts
Likes Given: 16059

Default

I'm a woman and my first gun was a Ruger GP100. I started off with a revolver for the simplicity and I really like it. Have her try a revolver. Mine is a 6" barrel, full lug and it still has a kick. Just my (female) opinion.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #38
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,883
Liked 1547 Times on 901 Posts
Likes Given: 2491

Default

Back in the '90s I took my wife to a gun shop to get her a SD gun. The dealer started showing her such "cannons" as a Raven .25, a Lorcin .22, etc. She got upset and said, " If some turkey attacks me I don't want to piss him off. I want to put him down". So she ended up getting a Dan Wesson 744VH, a .44 magnum with 4, 6, and 8" interchangeable barrels. She still laughs about it. She's 5'4 and weighs about 110 lbs.

Last edited by AIKIJUTSU; 02-09-2012 at 02:59 PM.
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #39
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Keginth28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 103
Default

Ok ppl found a she like today very simple for her to load, cock, and fire. She like it bc it doesn't kick and easy to keep in line of fire, and very accurate! Smith and Wesson 9mm any thoughts?
Keginth28 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Keginth28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 103
Default

[Ok ppl found a gun she like today very simple for her to load, cock, and fire. She like it bc it doesn't kick and easy to keep in line of fire, and very accurate! Smith and Wesson 9mm any thoughts?
Keginth28 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Are You Man (or Woman) Enough? Benning Boy The Club House 50 05-12-2011 11:29 AM
Because I am a Woman RugerShootinGal The Club House 80 11-19-2010 06:57 AM
Why is it that a single woman is thinner then a married woman? opaww The Club House 4 05-31-2010 11:16 PM
This was sent to me by a Woman in Ill. Kelly J Politics, Religion and Controversy 4 10-10-2008 03:12 PM
What a Woman coxhw The Club House 0 04-22-2007 08:08 AM