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Old 07-03-2011, 02:43 AM   #1
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I really like revolvers, and I've been thinking I want one... or three...
So, I've been looking at a Ruger LCR and a S&W Lady Smith

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Pro's and con's of each
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And opinions (be gentle)

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You say you like revolvers. Do you prefer small frame wheel guns to larger, and if so, may I ask why?

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IMHO, the easiest shooting of the small frame wheelies is the SP101

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You say you like revolvers. Do you prefer small frame wheel guns to larger, and if so, may I ask why?
I was looking for something that I would carry. I'm a small girl with small hands, so I was thinking a small gun would be best, I carry a Ruger SR9C right now but still have a hard time concealing even that...
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IMHO, the easiest shooting of the small frame wheelies is the SP101
+1 you can never go wrong with a Ruger revolver...
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I was looking for something that I would carry. I'm a small girl with small hands, so I was thinking a small gun would be best, I carry a Ruger SR9C right now but still have a hard time concealing even that...
Got it. Totally understand the small hands thing. It sounds like you know what you are looking for. What method of concel carry do you will use? In a handbag, perhaps?
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Got it. Totally understand the small hands thing. It sounds like you know what you are looking for. What method of concel carry do you will use? In a handbag, perhaps?
I leave my purses places too frequently to trust myself with a gun in one, I've been carrying in a shoulder holster but thinking IWB either right in front or back of my hip, I don't think I could carry it on my side... I'd run into too many things
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I leave my purses places too frequently to trust myself with a gun in one, I've been carrying in a shoulder holster but thinking IWB either right in front or back of my hip, I don't think I could carry it on my side... I'd run into too many things
Please don't take my butting in as anything but an attempt to be helpful but IWB carry is generally not all that effective or comfortable for women. Seems that men are relatively flat from the hips to the legs whereas women have hips that cause the holster to flare out...and force the grip into your ribcage...

I have attached a link which may be helpful in identifying some options other than a shoulder rig that I cannot imagine is very comfortable...

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I have had a few female friends say that they would like to carry a gun for self-defense and ask about carry methods. I always try to be helpful but I'm a guy (a wide one ) and therefore I don't have the same issues trying to conceal a weapon that a woman does. So, I just wanted to post a link to a video my GF found last year. The woman in the video is quite knowledgable on concealed carry issues that women face that us guys are clueless about:

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The S&W J frame revolvers, such as the ladysmith or Chief's Special are durable, reliable, surprisingly accurate. They are about 1899 era technology.

The LCR is a newer gun, but getting a decent rep. DO check the weights of each. A lighter gun is less hassle to carry, but can be MUCH harder to handle with snappy self defense loads.

Try to find a range that rents guns, and see which YOU like.

PS- my go-to CCW gun is a S&W Mdl 36- more than old enuff to vote, and shoots quite well, thank'ee.

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