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Old 01-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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Before you buy her a Glock, check out the Ruger SR9c. Better trigger and smaller grip. My wife has small hands and I got her the SR9c. Not as easy to take down as the Glock but much more comfortable to shoot for small hands. She was able to keep 50 rnds in a 5" target center at 7 yds. I may get to shoot it sometime if she lets me. She is also able to load the 10 rnd mags by herself. She cant load the G19 15 rnd mag without a loading assist. Hers came with 2 10 rnd mags with flat and hooked butt plates. She preferred the flat butt plate. They usually come with a 10 and 17 rnd mag unless you are in the PRK. I got a little better price on it because it had 2 10 rnd mags. I have been thinking of getting one for myself as I dont have large hands. Bigger than her hands though. My G36 fits me better than my G19.

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Consider this the obligatory look at the XD family of handguns too!

My XD40 has gone bang every time I've pulled the trigger, I'd trust my family's life to that gun.

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Hello, Im wanting to buy my wife a glock, she has small hands, are all Glock's the same size?
I realize there are different calibers but the actual size of the pistol is what im asking!

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Yes she likes the glock but she doesnt care either!

I want her to have a pistol that will fire no matter what everytime she squeezes. Thus the glock.....

Thanks for replies but i guess i still dont know what to look for?

I guess the compact or subcompact?

She has little hands thus needing a small grip..........
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She;s been hunting with me for years, she's been to nome alaska and killed caribou, to colorado killing elk and here at home killing whitetails...she's quite familiar with weapons just has small hands.

Back to my original question which glock fits the smallest hands.....

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No where in here did it mention her ability. All I saw was the statement of the uninformed trying to buy a pistol because of what is heard through Glock fandom.

Not exactly sure what makes you think that the Glock would fire no matter what?

Then ask which Glock fits small hands best.

All leads me to believe you may be a little deficient in firearms knowledge.

Go to a range and rent different models and see which fit her small hands best. Good Luck.
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Besides others telling you to go to the range, and other handguns could fit your requirements better, and you insist on a Glock,

Then why ask our opinions when you can go to the store and find out for yourself?

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Well, Kentucky, it sounds like the 9mm-.40S&W glocks are going to have the slimmest grips. In other words, if the model number starts with a 1 or a 2, that's as slim as its going to get.

Also: try other guns . Best of luck.

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Kentucky,

Shihan was correct if you get her a Glock which I would recommend at this point for a first gun. Please make sure before she carries it that she spends some good time on the range going through some drills other than just pulling the trigger. Like changing magazines, safe handling procedures, loading the mags and operating the slide. Main thing the finger does not ever go in the trigger guard until on target. And make sure it is unloaded before squeezing the trigger to remove the slide for cleaning! The 9mm would be a good choice for her since recoil is less and ammunition is plentiful and less expensive than other calibers. There are some fine 9mm rounds although for me I prefer larger calibers. Like the 9mm Hornady Critical Defense and others. The grip is not that much of an issue because even little petite ladies with small hands can handle a Glock with no problem. But as stated let he go feel one before you buy. But anatomically it should be no problem. Depending on what she wants it for would determine what model. Example Protection only would be the compacts. For protection and targer shooting I would recommend the Mid to full size. They also can be carried for Conceal Carry but just need to make the decision of carry position and holster. The Glock is a good weapon because of the trigger pull and the fact the bore is not much different pointing than the Index finger on your shooting hand if you point your finger at the target while gripping the weapon you will see what I am speaking of. The bore will be pointing in the exact same location. And only be about 1/2 inch higher than your pointing index finger. Food for thought!
Take Care and Good Luck with your choice.


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Kentucky,

Sorry for the type-Os. Never claimed to be a typist!

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I don't own a Glock...Good lord I'm in a compromised position!!!

AS stated..Look at several different types and see what fits best. I understand that you have Glock wood and nothing else is comparable but you will do you, your wife, a great justice if you both 1)look at more than one brand and style. 2) look into some pistol training so you understand them better. It appears with the hunting experience you know rifles. But a pistol/revolver is another animal. I'm at a loss how you can have any real experience with pistols when the only brand that will do you know nothing about. Not trying to bust your ass or anything. It's just an observation that is pretty easily seen.

Glock makes a great firearm. but they are not for everyone. Modern pistols being what they are for the most part any reputable maker will give you a fine weapon. But with so many options as to feel and features you will do yourself a great justice to look at all your options. A weapon has to fit the shooter. Otherwise it's a liability and can be more harm than good. Even if it's a Glock.

From one Kentucky guy to another..Alittle friendly advice.

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Hello, Im wanting to buy my wife a glock, she has small hands, are all Glock's the same size?
I realize there are different calibers but the actual size of the pistol is what im asking!

Thanks for your help
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Kentuckynet, I'll try to give you a little info without the chithing and lectures. If your wife has no preference, and you want to buy a Glock, then buy a ------ ----- Glock! For a smaller handgun, I like a G26. My wife also shoots it and she has pretty small hands.
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Back to my original question which glock fits the smallest hands.....

Compact models like the Glock 19 in 9mm or Glock 23 in 40SW

Get the Generation 4 model because it features an adjustable backstrap so it can be adjusted to fit smaller hands.


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