I have a ccw question about my wife

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by shawnj488, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. shawnj488

    shawnj488 New Member

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    Were fairly new to cc. I have a ton of guns and ahoot often. I bought her a S&W airweight hammerless .38. She has very small hands and from crafts and sitting at a computer everyday has slight carpal tunnel in right hand. Trigger on s&w is a stretch for her short fingers an hard to pull for her. She is new to shooting and is paranoid of a hammer on a gun. She cant pull the slide back on one of my xd's. Also she owns a tanning salon so needs something on the small side to carry while working salon in evenings. Any ideas or help on what i need to get her would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. jhowell5900

    jhowell5900 New Member

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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.
     

  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Unless you are really large and she is really small chances are she will print when you try to CC her :(



    :p
     
  4. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I'd suggest the S&W M&P Shield 9mm.
     
  5. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    There is now soda everywhere. Ty
     
  6. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    another thought...

    Semi Auto with one in the chamber. You could rack the slide for her, and it will always be ready to fire. Shield is a nice platform, and the trigger can be tweaked to make it a bit smoother.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbayNc6D9HY[/ame]
     
  8. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Ruger LCR...A.K.A...Elsie Arrr...(per Cane)

    In .357 you/she can shoot both .38 and .357...

    Easy squeezy trigger, simple operation...

    Point and shoot simplicity...
     

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  9. shawnj488

    shawnj488 New Member

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    Thank you c3shooter. That was a very helpful video. She tried it on my xd and can do it fine. With no problems. Appreciate you taking the time to link that video. Now it looks like im out of one of my xd's haha. But i do gain a smith. Thanks again
     
  10. shawnj488

    shawnj488 New Member

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    Thanks to all that responded. Thats why i love this forum. Everyones eager to help. Thanks again
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  12. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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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.
     
  13. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    When i saw the title i Thought how u gonna cc ur wife? Hehe
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.
     
  15. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  16. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    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 :eek: 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.
     
  17. shawnj488

    shawnj488 New Member

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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
     
  18. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  19. Phelenwolf

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    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.
     
  20. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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