What is the best gun for a woman?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Keginth28, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Keginth28

    Keginth28 New Member

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    I'm what to get a gun that my wife can use without no problem. I was thinking of a glock 9mm.
     
  2. joehawk

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    Is it for CCW or home protection?
     

  3. fmj

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    Loaded question.

    Long and the short, whatever gun she handles best.

    My wife cannot get the PF-9 to cycle properly but tears it up with the 1911. it all depends on HER and NOT our opinions.
     
  4. joehawk

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    True. Depends on some many variables. It all comes down to : When the pressure is on what do you want to have in your hands.
     
  5. joehawk

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  6. Keginth28

    Keginth28 New Member

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    This is for home protection when I'm not Home, thanks
     
  7. joehawk

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    Everyone and I mean EVERYONE wants their family protected in that situation. Best advice is a gun that takes no thought to operate under severe duress. Thus: revolver. IMHO
     
  8. joehawk

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    Just point and pull the trigger.
     
  9. Paladin201

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    As they already say, it depends on her. But I will add one point that's very important to consider regarding automatics. Women, on the average, are less strong than men. Take my wife....please. (Just kidding dear, put the rolling pin down). My wife is around 5'5 and has small hands with very little hand strength. She's always handing me jars and stuff and saying "Here, open this". She absolutely cannot rack the slide on any of my autos. Even the Browning Buckmark 22. That one issue right there can scratch automatics for many women. Granted, I know women who can handle autos without a problem. But smaller women can have a problem. Just something to make sure you consider.
     
  10. Paladin201

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    My Kahr CM9 is ever bit as much a point and shoot gun as any revolver. The desire for simplicity doesn't eliminate autos. Just certain ones.
     
  11. joehawk

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    I was just thinking out loud about "forgetting" to put one in the chamber under severe duress. my 2 cents
     
  12. Overkill0084

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    Go to this site:

    http://corneredcat.com/

    It written by a woman for women and men who want to get their wife a gun.

    Read & heed.

    Edit:
    Yeah: post #700.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

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    Python, the one eyed variety.
     
  14. GunRunner

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    My wife has the same issue, we ended up getting her a Sig sp2022 and she is able rack the slide no problem. I also had a h&k p2000sk that she handled pretty well also.
     
  15. Ranger-6

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    I got my partner a Phoenix HP22 because she was having issues with pulling the slide back on the larger caliber guns. She is happy, I am happy; and when we go shooting it's a happy photo moment for both of us.
     
  16. Gh0zt36

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    Ruger LC9 LCR .38 or .357 kahr p .40 S&W bodyguard .380
    Taurus pt .22 if shes a real dainty tiny woman
     
  17. Keginth28

    Keginth28 New Member

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    My wife is 5'3 and has only shoot a 22 rifle lol and that hurt her arm haha but I'm trying to see what caliber fits a woman that's small and can't handle a lot of kick, but can still put a 200 pound man on he's death bed?
     
  18. Jeepergeo

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    The best gun for anyone is one that they like to shoot and are capable of shooting safely. I don't see this being a male/female thing at all.

    IMO, you should both go to a range that rents firearms, and have her try out a wide range of firearms, and let her pick out something that works for her.

    Before going too far, consider going to a Hunters' Safety or Firearm Safety class, together. It is never too early to learn safety or to get a refresher.

    IMO, for a first handgun, a revolver is a good way to go, for a first rifle, a bolt action is a good way to go, and for a shotgun, an o/u is the way to go. All slow and good learning foundations for skill development, and less likely to go bang unintentionally.
     
  19. Keginth28

    Keginth28 New Member

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    Thanks! I'll diff have her shoot them
     
  20. Keginth28

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    Thanks and I already scheduled the classed for her and my mom haha.