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OP, +1 on the SIG P938. I have one, and I don't think your wife will be disappointed.

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JW357,

One thing I might have missed. Did you tell us how she would like to carry it? IWB, OWB, shoulder rig, inside an arm sling? Yes, I've done the arm sling. Works like a champ. People look right at it, but never look in it.

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Man if you didn't have the single stack requirement it opens up so many more options like sc Springfield xd 357 or a cz 2075. As it stands the couple you guys have named the only one I've handled I'd the sig and it's nice but not much to grab onto

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What about a Beretta Nano? 9 mm sub compact, comes with 1-6 round and 1-8 round these days. Super reliable. Only a 2 year warranty but it's a beretta, who needs a warranty?!

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Para ordnance ltc or lda in 9mm.

The lda is available in single and double action, single stack, 24 ounces, light but solid trigger pull. I shot it a grand total of 1 times probably 5 years ago and I don't even remember who had it but my overall impression was "want one."

I believe it does have a thumb safety. That might put a wrench in things for you depending on whether she likes the trigger pull.

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But look! Pretty......

I've never shot the LTC but somebody on another forum a long time ago in a galaxy far far away was screaming its praises in 9mm. Be forewarned: like a lot of 1911s the paras do have a break in period. A lot of guys claim they are "unreliable" because they never bother to break them in.

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JW357, One thing I might have missed. Did you tell us how she would like to carry it? IWB, OWB, shoulder rig, inside an arm sling? Yes, I've done the arm sling. Works like a champ. People look right at it, but never look in it.
You did miss it, but that's ok because it wasn't in the original post. Right now she intends to carry in a flashbang holster, which attaches to the bra strap. Given her varied and feminine styles of dress, she thinks that's one of the better methods for consistency and always having it on her body, rather than in a purse.
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As I mentioned in The other thread we were out looking again today too. Wife likes her SP101 & LCR but wants something even lighter! We're down to the Sig238, Bersa Thunder(also 380) or the Charter Arms undercover/off-duty... Now our friend who is the Library manager where we volunteer is in on it. She and her husband want to go with us, so she can pick out a New one because she Does Not like her 380... JW if your wife likes the SP 101 they have it in a 2.5", put the Houge Tamer grip on it!!! That was the make or break for Mz. Dr. F...
Good luck in your search. She wants something lighter than an LCR?! Ha!

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Man if you didn't have the single stack requirement it opens up so many more options like sc Springfield xd 357 or a cz 2075. As it stands the couple you guys have named the only one I've handled I'd the sig and it's nice but not much to grab onto
Yeah I know, but what can ya do?

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What about a Beretta Nano? 9 mm sub compact, comes with 1-6 round and 1-8 round these days. Super reliable. Only a 2 year warranty but it's a beretta, who needs a warranty?!
I didn't know they only give a two year warranty. Still might be a possibility. How's the trigger feel?

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Para ordnance ltc or lda in 9mm. The lda is available in single and double action, single stack, 24 ounces, light but solid trigger pull. I shot it a grand total of 1 times probably 5 years ago and I don't even remember who had it but my overall impression was "want one." I believe it does have a thumb safety. That might put a wrench in things for you depending on whether she likes the trigger pull. But look! Pretty...... I've never shot the LTC but somebody on another forum a long time ago in a galaxy far far away was screaming its praises in 9mm. Be forewarned: like a lot of 1911s the paras do have a break in period. A lot of guys claim they are "unreliable" because they never bother to break them in.
Interesting on the Para....
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Short trigger pull and no safety??? That sends shivers down my spine. That's a bad combo for a CC piece.

She's already shot the Kahr. That was going to be my first recommendation as it is what I carry.

You might also check out the Springfield EMP 9. It has some heft to it, short trigger pull, beautiful gun, but it does have the safety. IMO, safety is required on a SA carry piece. The Springfield XDS 9 is another option. I agree with others, the XD or XDM's are not "subcompact", but the XDS comes close.

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Seems to me that the first decision is whether it will be a Semi-auto or revolver. This to me is the biggest difference in gun choices. This will provide a top level criteria for specific models to be evaluated.

Once you determine this the caliber would be next. My decision would be pretty easy - either 9MM Semi or .357 revolver that would shoot .38 specials.

You may next want to list gun mfgs and begin consideration of which model. This is where price may become a factor as well.

When assessing what a gun should have and not have I'd make a list with the "Absolutely must haves" and "would like to have" (a safety, magazine qty, interchangeable palm/grips, sights, etc)

Narrow it down to about 5, find a good gun shop and handle them all - pick the one that fits all/most of the criteria and the "hand" of the shooter. This should include testing of trigger pull and other personal preferences.

I've gone thru much the same right now with the possibility of SP101 and M&P Shield for CCW.

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Seems to me that the first decision is whether it will be a Semi-auto or revolver. This to me is the biggest difference in gun choices. This will provide a top level criteria for specific models to be evaluated. Once you determine this the caliber would be next. My decision would be pretty easy - either 9MM Semi or .357 revolver that would shoot .38 specials. You may next want to list gun mfgs and begin consideration of which model. This is where price may become a factor as well. When assessing what a gun should have and not have I'd make a list with the "Absolutely must haves" and "would like to have" (a safety, magazine qty, interchangeable palm/grips, sights, etc) Narrow it down to about 5, find a good gun shop and handle them all - pick the one that fits all/most of the criteria and the "hand" of the shooter. This should include testing of trigger pull and other personal preferences. I've gone thru much the same right now with the possibility of SP101 and M&P Shield for CCW.
Guess you never read the first post? Don't know of any single stack revolvers out there...

Here I'll list the basics for you.

- sub-compact
- 9mm
- heavier than 17.1 oz
- single stack
- the short trigger
- she would prefer no thumb safety, but doesn't mind if it has one if it means a short trigger pill
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