Originally Posted by Lindenwood
Why does everyone think women need a snubnose? Unless she's going to carry it on her person, she'll shoot a Glock17 ten times better than any Snubby.
Maybe we just stereotype women into cute, traditional guns despite the inadequacies of said guns compared to modern options?
She's been shooting a .38 special since she enlisted in the Navy in 1950. It's what she prefers. And she shoots them well. Double or single action.
I own a surplus of autos, including several Glocks. One of which I carry daily. She doesn't like them. Can't teach an old dogs new tricks, I guess.
I'm not sure if it's finger strength, a limp wrist, age or a combination of all three, but she struggles with the slide on every auto she picks up. And for that reason alone, I'm not buying her one.
If she can shoot a DA snubbie accurately at 25 yards, I'll feel more than comfortable with one living in her handbag.
And on the note of +p rounds: It's not a requirement that she carries them, but I want to give the old bird every chance she can get. The ballistic advantages aren't dramatic out of a 1 3/4 inch barrel, but they're there.
Which brings me back to the .327 Fed Mag... Everything I've read says the ballitics exceed that of the .38 Special in a short barreled revolver, and has the advantage in an extra round to carry.
Does anyone own/carry one? Or have even shot one?
It being such a newer round, I don't know anyone personally that has.