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Old 05-10-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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So I'm looking to get a revolver for my wife. She does not shoot much, in fact I've only gotten her to come out 5 times! But she is willing to take the class and get a CWP and put in more range time after some convincing. What's your opinion on a good revolver for a smaller woman?

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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This will be mostly a purse carry weapon btw.

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Can't go wrong with a S&W lady smith .38. Bought my mother one back when i left the nest and she loves it. They make em in both traditional and hammerless models

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It's funny you mention a Ladysmith because I was just looking at a couple of those. I like the look & of course S&W makes a good gun. What did you pay if you don't mind my asking?

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It's funny you mention a Ladysmith because I was just looking at a couple of those. I like the look & of course S&W makes a good gun. What did you pay if you don't mind my asking?
Why a revolver?
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It's funny you mention a Ladysmith because I was just looking at a couple of those. I like the look & of course S&W makes a good gun. What did you pay if you don't mind my asking?
I think it was $280 new, but that was years ago and prices seem to be a bit lower in PA than other places, not sure what they go for now
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I'm thinking they are going for a bit more now And I like a DA revolver for the simplicity and also because my wife struggled racking the slide on my kel-tec pf9 and I think it would be easier for her to maneuver. I really need to get her to a LGS to feel out some different guns I guess. Have you guys or gals run into any mid caliper guns with a lighter slide?

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If your wife is not going to be happy with it nor want to shoot it much, then she would be better off with a can of pepper spray.

Ergo if you had to convince her to do it, it is probably not a good idea.

Having said that, I agree with a .38 of some size.

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Why a revolver?
Smaller hands, fingernails, less strength to rack a slide, less familiarity with how a semi-auto works, those are all reasons why many women prefer a revolver, and why for these women a revolver is a great choice.
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Take a look at the used market.
There are a lot of people who think the semi-auto is the answer in their quest for the perfect handgun and will sell a revolver cheaply.

(Hint: Take her to the LGS and let her check out some. It'll give you an idea on what she wants, not what you think she wants.)

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