CCW for my girlfriend

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Abrown5724, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Abrown5724

    Abrown5724 New Member

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    Thinking about a Ruger LCR, she wants safety and I want her to have firepower...suggestions, comments, etc.?
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Well... you won't find a safety on any revolvers. For pocket pistols with safeties check out the S&W Bodyguard 380 and the Sig 238.

    Personally, I think the only pocket pistol I've picked up that required a safety would be the Sig with its SAO trigger. Most small CCW pistols are designed with long DAO triggers and don't really need safeties.
     

  3. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    Does she want a gun with a safety or a safe gun or the confidence of having a way to protect herself? When looking for a gun for my wife and daughter, what I wanted them to carry and what they ended up carrying were two different worlds. If she is an experienced shooter or a novice will make a big difference. Let her pick several to look at and try, as she can get turned off by too much gun too early.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Let her pick her own gun , let her shoot them if possible. she may not like the recoil of a .357 or .38 . Dont rule out a semi auto either unless she is just dead set on a revolver. My wife loves the LC9 , 9mm , small , light , 7+1 rd capacity , recoil isnt bad and its super easy to conceal , very accurate for a short barrel gun . It does have a safety but does not really need to be engages due to it being a double action pistol . Kahr also makes a PM9 which is a very small 9mm and comparable to the LC9 in size with a little better trigger but at a higher cost
     
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  5. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    Walter 380, good woman's gun
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Whenever some people think "what handgun for a woman",they think small gun and small caliber. Its not always the case. My wife has already made up her mind and whenever our taxes get done,we are getting her a commander size 1911 .45. She shot my fullsize 1911 and fell in love with it. All women dont want little guns. I would let her handle and shoot as many as she can, and let her decide.
     
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  7. Chandler51

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    That's a good point. A good example is a PPK....small gun, small caliber, yet some women (especially beginners) seem to have trouble working the slide.

    All things need to be considered, not just size and caliber.
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Very true , and after handling the Ruger SR9C my wife really likes the feel of that and the taurus judge in 2.5" barrel . just fits her hands better but neither will conceal as easy as the LC9 she can toss that in her small purse and nobody knows its even there
     
  9. phburks

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    Great point about the slide. My wife is pretty small. She loves shooting my XD subcompact but she has a very difficult time with the slide.
     
  10. rugerjazzkohai

    rugerjazzkohai New Member

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    My wife was looking for a gun and her father pointed to a 380. I prefer her to carry at minimum the same caliber our police carry. She tried a variety of guns in different calibers and sizes and ultimately made up her mind. For Xmas I bought her a carry weapon of choice; Glock 19 (9mm). She decided on that gun because she can handle, carry, and definitely send the ammo flying down range. For her upcoming birthday, she wants the Glock colored in pink camo! Eek. She loves shooting my double stack 1911 45 cal but it's too bulky for her to carry everyday. IMHO I say find a place that rents guns and have her decide what she likes. My friend did the opposite and his wife absolutely hated it. I just saw a handgun school that for a chunk of change will allow u to shoot like 20 guns; both revolvers and pistols.
     
  11. BikerRN

    BikerRN New Member

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    Let her make her own choice afterall she's the one that has to carry it.

    You will both be happier if you do.
     
  12. glockman55

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    Agree!! Why do we think we know better on what She'll like? lol
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is true.
     
  14. pjalwaysready

    pjalwaysready New Member

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    My wife shoots my full size 1911s better than the small frames and with a nice tight shot group
     
  15. pjalwaysready

    pjalwaysready New Member

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    My wife shoots my full size 1911s better than the smaller frames like the tiger lcp and with a tighter shot group
     
  16. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    My wife likes her Bersa 380.
     
  17. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I have the Ruger LCP and the LC9 and you can't go wrong with either one.
    I originally bought the LCP for the wife but she prefers her Taurus 85 Ultra Lite (gold trim and pearl grips;)).
    I'm not a fan of the 380 but I'm forced to admit the LCP is very convenient to carry and I'm convinced the absolute
    best CCW is the one you are going to have with you at all times! My wife loves shooting my 1911s but realistically she is never
    going to have one with her when she is out and about!
     
  18. Abrown5724

    Abrown5724 New Member

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    Thanks I think that's exactly what I will do...she knows what will be best for her to carry and what she will feel comfortable with
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Mine totes a Ruger SR9C :cool:
     
  20. wbaker

    wbaker New Member

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    My wife carries a rossi 357 in her purse and I carry a Kel-tech p-11 she likes a big revolver now she wants a Taurus judge.