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Old 08-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #11
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Shawn- you are most welcome. In a former life I used to teach defensive pistol to 10-12 nurses a year, and that was a common problem. Glad it helped. When loading at the range, and using that technique, remember to pivot body so that muzzle is downrange, and not pointed at the fellow on yer left in the next lane.

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #12
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Before you buy another one she doesn't like, let her do her own shopping. Even better if you have a range near you that rents handguns. If she can't rack the slide, shouldn't rely on it for SD unless she has another one for backup in case of a malfunction.

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When i saw the title i Thought how u gonna cc ur wife? Hehe

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My mom has a sig p238. it is very easy to conceal and the trigger pull is not bad at all. Slide is not so tight she can't handle it. Some don't think a 380 is enough for self defense but my theory is with the right ammo and good aim it can be real effective Also has a safety. Which a lot of the ladies like.
I'm glad the problem is solved. I was going to suggest the P238, too. It's a very nice gun. I have a weak(er) left hand due to some arthritis and I can handle this gun just fine.
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I've had good luck with replacing factory springs with a Wolff kit for the specific firearm. Both slide and trigger are smoother while not reducing the resistance to keep the weapon functioning safely. Pretty easy do-it-yourself, or gunsmith cN accomplish in under an hour.

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Re: Racking the slide- is your lady using THIS technique?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbayNc6D9HY
C3, this is the exact video I was thinking about when I read the OP. Good info with out the all of the youtube BS attached.

I have a 80 year old Aunt with the same problem, this helped her but she is still intimidated by a semi-auto so it is down to her revolver. I had a friend do a nice trigger job on her Air weight .38 and she is getting good with it. If that is what it takes to get her to carry I am good with it.
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Well we went to gunshow this past weekend and she looked at the sigs. Didnt fit her hand real well (like i said there small haha) but we did leave with a new smith n wesson bodyguard. She done pretty good with it when we got home and she seems happy so im happy, ha. Think i am gonna go ahead and have a trigger job done on it jut to help a lil more. Thanks again for all the input and help

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Firearms training is suggested for both of you.

Techniques and applications change as time goes on. What was taught 20 years ago may not be correct today.

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Well we went to gunshow this past weekend and she looked at the sigs. Didnt fit her hand real well (like i said there small haha) but we did leave with a new smith n wesson bodyguard. She done pretty good with it when we got home and she seems happy so im happy, ha. Think i am gonna go ahead and have a trigger job done on it jut to help a lil more. Thanks again for all the input and help
That is great that she found something that she liked. I wish more men would take the time to listen to what their wives are looking for. I have seen to many "Men" try and push this handgun or that handgun on their wives while the whole time she is telling him "No it does not feel right or it is to big for me to hold". It always turns in to an argument. When I took my wife to the range for the first time, she fell in love with my SIG P-220, which is strange because she is 5'1" and has small hands. But she liked the way it fit and shot great groups with it.

THUMBS UP for you shawn.

What S&W Bodyguard did she get? Do not forget to post pictures later.
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Walther P99 9x19mm IMO

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