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Hi guys and gals I'm in need of some help. I've been doing countless hours of research on carry pistols for my wife. She is new to shooting and I'm trying to find the best handgun for her. I'm fairly certain that I have it down to the sig p232 and the hk p2000sk. I know they are different calibers (.380 and 9mm respectively), however I feel, and have heard/read, that they are the best of the best. my question is what do you think the recoil differences are between the two? If the hk is the same or better I'd like to get that one bc of the little bit better reliability and caliber. Also, my wife is 5'4" 135lbs so I'm assuming she would be able to IWB these comfortably in the first place (are these guns thick?) thanks for the much needed help.
 

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is there any chance of having your wife try either one of those out at a range?
 

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Unfortunately, I haven't seen these available for rent yet. The closest thing we rented was the bersa thunder .380, but I heard that you can't even compare the recoil of that to the sig p232 similarly (bc the sig's was better?)
 

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that's too bad ... I tried out about a dozen models before settling on the handgun I wanted. Fit and comfort, function and ease of maintenance were the determining factors for me ...

so I chose a Beretta Px4 Storm in 45ACP ;)
 

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Check her grip. Have the barrel in line with the forearm. Most have the barrel pointed to the outside of their dominant hand.
That will put the felt recoil on the thumb.

Grip the handgun as high as possible. The difference of 1/4" grip height will allow the barrel to flip or not flip up.

Most new shooters do not use their bodies to absorb recoil. They lean back at the waist and allow the spine to absorb recoil. Lean forward and let the handgun push back.
 

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Unfortunately, I haven't seen these available for rent yet. The closest thing we rented was the bersa thunder .380, but I heard that you can't even compare the recoil of that to the sig p232 similarly (bc the sig's was better?)
It isnt because the sig is better in general. Sig is a good brand but I feel bersa is often overlooked as a quality gun. Weight has allot to do with recoil, the heavier the gun the lighter the recoil. Often times self defense guns aren't too fun to shoot because they are small and light. Most buy a larger size pistol for range shooting.

Make sure you find a gun that fits her hands well.
 

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will double check the leaning... As far as the grip it's perfect (recently took a cwp class with me and properly taught). Mainly just trying to see if the 9mm p2000sk has the same or better recoil (bc of the tilt barrel and dual spring) than the p232. I'm impressed with the hk reliabilty
 

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You mentioned IWB as a possible way she would carry.
I suggest that with your firearm research, that you also look at holsters, extra mags, and mag carriers.

With so many firearms there is still the chance that the holster area has not kept up. Some models may not have an IWB holster.
 

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ya .45 is a little much haha
How do you know its too much if she doesnt try various models. Not all guns recoil the same way. A 1911 feels far harsher in recoil than does and xdm even though the xdm is lighter.

Get her out to the range rent different guns for her to try
 

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how do these carry? Easy to conceal on a female? Mostly concerned about the recoil differences between the two tho bc she tends to wear big shirts... Ill most likely be getting a seecamp 32 for the "this or nothin" times
 

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Nobody on here can sufficiently answer your questions for her to truely make a decision on what she wants, you know what you want presumable from what you have heard and reviews you have read, imho you shouldn't buy any pistol without the intended user first trying it out, take her somewhere and let her handle multiple guns even if she can't shoot them she can get a feel for them and decide what she likes. You can buy her the most expensive gun in the rack because it has a high dollar name and a reputation for low recoil but if she doesn't like how it handles she won't want to use it. Go handling/shooting if possible, who knows maybe she will pick something you haven't considered. There are many reliable guns out there besides HK and Sig, many at a lower cost as well.
 

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Nobody on here can sufficiently answer your questions for her to truely make a decision on what she wants, you know what you want presumable from what you have heard and reviews you have read, imho you shouldn't buy any pistol without the intended user first trying it out, take her somewhere and let her handle multiple guns even if she can't shoot them she can get a feel for them and decide what she likes. You can buy her the most expensive gun in the rack because it has a high dollar name and a reputation for low recoil but if she doesn't like how it handles she won't want to use it. Go handling/shooting if possible, who knows maybe she will pick something you haven't considered. There are many reliable guns out there besides HK and Sig, many at a lower cost as well.
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Try putting the word "shoes" for "firearm"

I would not want to buy my wife shoes. She doesn't wear the stilletto's I bought her years ago.
 

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You guys have tried every gun you've purchased before you bought them? You never relied on hundreds of forum pages, hours of video, and word of mouth to buy a gun you knew you couldn't have the opportunity to shoot prior to purchasing? I'm not being a di*% I'm literally just researching people's thoughts and opinions.
 
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