For the wife

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ALfiremedic1, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. ALfiremedic1

    ALfiremedic1 New Member

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    Ok guys. I'm kinda in a pickle here. My wife is a beginner, but has gone through some training and has shot some. She has a kahr now and likes it, but is not comfortable with the fact that it does not have a safety. We have 3 kids and does want to carry when she is out and about. She likes 9mm. I know there are options in the M&P shield, bursa and a couple others. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Needs a safety, 9mm, and compact.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    She has a good gun- Let her shoot & handle it more-
    Mabe shoot other guns without "safeties" too-
    She'll get more confident ;)

    Course then you'll lose the excuse to buy another gun!!!
     

  3. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    The Sig P938 is a SAO and it has the safety feature. My wife carries a KelTec P32 but she doesn't carry one in the chamber.
     
  4. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

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    I know this is outside your specification, however, I just got a Rossi .357 for my wife and she loves it. It is DA with a long trigger pull so it doesn't need a safety. She also never has to think about taking the safety off or remember if there is a round in the chamber or not. It's just aim and shoot. That is what she likes about it most. She also likes the feel and the balance in her hand. With .38 special ammo the recoil isn't too much for her to handle. I know this is not what you had in mind but belive me, it is not at all what I originally had in mind for my wife. Just another option to consider.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    How about if you both head to your favorite gun shop and she shops around for a while? If she can handle a bunch of different handguns, it may narrow things down a bit. After she finds one or several, see if she can shoot them or something close to get a feel for it/them. I wish her well in her search.
     
  6. Viking

    Viking Active Member

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    And don't let the dealer sway your purchase, I let that happen once and I'll never do that again otherwise I'd have a Kahr instead of the overly large, not conceal carry friendly XDm40.
     
  7. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Beretta px4 subcompact
     
  8. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    SR9c has manual side safety or she could just roll without one in the pipe?
     
  9. ALfiremedic1

    ALfiremedic1 New Member

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    Ya I've TRIED and TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT to my wife, but she is just more comfortable carrying a gun that has a safety.
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Medic, take it from an old married man. Just go with whatever she has in mind. As long as she can handle and fire it well, she'll be likely to carry it and feel good about it. Ultimately if she has confidence in the pistol and how it handles for her, she'll be in good shape and you'll be happy too.
     
  11. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    And look for a range that will let you rent them to shoot there.:)
     
  12. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

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    I feel your pain. I went through the same thing. Luckily for me, when I took her to the gun shop and she held the Rossi she liked the feel of it so much all objections about not having a safety went out the window. The best part was that it wasn't available in pink so now I can shoot it too! Hahaha. I might be very secure in my manhood but there is no way I am taking a pink gun to the range.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  13. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I recommend looking @ a Ruger LC9!! The only two complaints I ever hear about it are; 1) Tt has a long DAO trigger pull and 2) It has too many safety features.

    Sounds like exactly what you're lookin' for!
     
  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I would not pay it any more attention. She will see a pistol she has to have and buy it. My wife bought a SP101 and it has ended up being a dust catcher. I have a Charter that I prefer to carry and she likes the light weight of the Kel Tec pistols.

    My hunting buddies wife just bought a 32 cal Kel Tec. She has a hard time with a P-3AT so she got a 32. It is better than the 22/45 Ruger she was carrying. I have to admit the P-3AT is not fun to shoot. I like shooting magnum pistols. Yet I wear gloves when I shoot a tiny 380 made by anyone. They have as much perceived recoil as a 357 and I get clipped by the slide quite often.
     
  15. thefarmboy21

    thefarmboy21 New Member

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    My wife has a Taurus 85 .38 special an loves it, but we just bought her a Ruger LCP, because she wants to carry on her body, not in her purse. I prefer a revolver for a woman, but I prefer them to carry it on them and not in their purse. My wife can't conceal a revolver so we had to find a compromise. The Sig P938's are sweet guns with safeties.
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Remember, Confucius say,

    Man who spend day arguing with woman have no peace(?) at night!:p

    I despise manual safeties, but is she is comfortable with them, then get her one. S&W 3913?? "Ladysmith"
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Let her try the Bersa Thunder .380 models (7,9, or 15 shots) and the Bersa Thunder 9 UltraCarry Pro. The flat nickel finish is really nice, and the alloy frames won't weigh her down.
     
  18. Darrel55

    Darrel55 New Member

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    Try the Bersa 9mil ultra compact. I have the 45 acp which is the same gun just chambered different my wife likes it , but she likes her Bersa 380 thunder plus (15 rounds) better.