womans gun.

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by assain618, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. assain618

    assain618 New Member

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    hey guys, my mother would like to get her first handgun for home protection. she has shot my guns but wants something for her house when im not there. she does good and is comfortable with things .40 or less but can't decide what to get, please help! :)

    here are the main things we know she wants
    > under 500$
    >perferably a 9mm.
    >no .22
    >not super small
    >not a heavy trigger (too heavy to cause inaccuracy)
    >comfortable in hands? if you would consider that a factor
    >not high point!
    >and new off the shelf gun
    and in worst case scenario something her hubby can shoot.
    AND we would like specific guns. from texas if that helps knock out the 10rd law and other nonsense gun laws
    ------------- i've been looking at getting the sig sp2022 in 9mm for myself; and it happens that she likes the look of it but im not sure if it would fit her in a hard to explain way.:confused: not girlish?, light and heavy in too strange a way?, i don't know how to explain that.?!
    THANKS IN ADVANCE - assain618
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Since i love Glock.. i'd recommend Glock. To make it under $500:
    First, join gssf and register for 2 years $60. And they will send you Glock coupon so that u can purchase a brand new Glock for LE prices.
    Second, i'd recommend a Glock 26 for her as its light, 9mm caliber and small enough for carry.
    Third, with the background check fee in your local state, the $60 gssf and the Glock plus tax.. maybe just abit over $500.
    This is just my opinion.. hope it helps ;)
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    This is where I suggest a look at the Ruger SR9C :cool:
     
  4. redfox

    redfox New Member

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    I second the Sr9c. My wife loves hers as does my 13 year old daughter. You can get it for around $400. It is high capacity, narrow, fairly small, low recoil and well made. It is hard to beat for the price. Get her into a shop to handle different guns. Find a couple that fit her. Then find a range that may rent them.
     
  5. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Take a look at Stoeger 8040 or 8000 Cougar. The 8040 is .40 S&W, the 8000 is 9MM. Both about 7" OAL, 5.5" high, 3.6"barrel. Price about $425.
    The 8040 has 11+1 capacity, the 8000 14+1, I think. They use rotating barrel lockup, which helps them be very accurate. They have exposed hammer, decocker/safety, so they can be fired DA or SA. They are what used to be Beretta models, but they are now made in Turkey, imported and sold by Stoeger USA. I am quite happy with my 8040.
     
  6. canebrake

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  7. Tonyamom

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    I liked the price of that .9 that you want.. Only $350, and add that it was carried by a SEAL impressed me some. I like the look of the rainbow sig, but it's pricy and I would not like to see my husband shoot something so pink and shiny..
    having never shot a nine, I think at this point I'm leaning more toward a .40 now.
     
  8. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    You and your mother need to visit this site:

    http://corneredcat.com/Contents/

    If nothing else, read the part about choosing firearms.

    The XDs are good guns.
    The CZ75B can be had for under/at $500 with careful shopping. So can the compact version.
     
  9. Jay

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    The age-old "trade-off" in handguns is especially applicable to the ladies..... short barrel, light weight, only 5 or 6 rounds equals much more perceived recoil. REGARDLESS OF GENDER. That being said, once proficient with the fundamentals, anyone can learn to shoot any caliber, as well as learn to shoot either a revolver, or a semi-auto. If the safety is that much of an issue, consider a double action only semi auto..... same basic function (point and pull the trigger) but you get 4 more rounds..... Just sayin' ..... most of 'em have a double-action trigger that is far superior to most ANY out-of-the-box revolver.

    Shoes...... when you buy 'em, you try 'em on first...... if they don't feel good, you don't buy 'em..... if they feel good, and you buy 'em, chances are that you still might need to break in the shoes, and your feet.

    Guns..... try 'em on first...... if they don't feel good, you don't buy 'em......... if they feel good, and you buy 'em, chances are that you still might need to practice with it, and enhance your ability to use it.....

    Buying a particular handgun simply because someone else has one is just foolish. If there were a "best" handgun, we'd all own it, and there wouldn't be the huge selection of handguns to choose from.

    Hey ........

    GO SHOPPING
     
  10. assain618

    assain618 New Member

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    400 where we live
     
  11. assain618

    assain618 New Member

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    Im not new to firearms but id just like some good ideas and personal preferences b4 we go to the store to buy/ or look. thanks for the input so far
     
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  12. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Mlst importantly... Let her handle and feel the comfort of the gun itself. Have fun shopping!
     
  13. Ranger-6

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    I know a lot of older women who like revolvers due to the gun's easy operation.
    Since the .22lr is excluded then the next logical choice would be the .38 caliber.
     
  14. Tonyamom

    Tonyamom New Member

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    Oh ranger! I'm not an old lady! My son already taught me the basics of shooting and reloading. Once I purchase the gun, he will teach me how to clean and reassemble it.
     
  15. AIKIJUTSU

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    Some guns that are user-friendly, nice looking, and right-sized are Taurus PT-940's (.40 S&W), and PT-911's (9MM). 7" OAL, 5"high, 3.875" barrel.
    around $500. They come in blue, stainless, blue with gold trim, and stainless with gold trim. Even though they are 7" long they are easy to conceal because of the short 5" overal height. They have 10+1 capacty. Disassembly is easy: Remove magazine, shuck the round out of the chamber. Press the decocker, turn the takedown latch 90 degrees counter clockwise. Pull the slide off the front of the gun. Remove the recoil spring/guide doodad, remove the barrel. To put 'em back together, put the barrel into the slide, put the recoil spring/guide into the slide, slip the slide onto the rails and push it to the rear until the takedown latch flips back to the locked position. Load. Enjoy.
     
  16. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have to 3rd the Ruger SR9c. The grip on the Glock may be too big for smaller hands. I dont have large hands and I have problems with the Glock grips except for the G36. I have not tried the new Gen 4. My wife's hands are smaller and the SR9c fits her. Comes with a 10 round mag and a 17 round mag if it is legal in your state. Fully loaded with the 10 round mag and 124 grn 9mm it weighs approximately 28 oz. Recoil is very manageable and it has a thumb safety in addition to the trigger safety. My wife can load the mags with the supplied loader and she can rack the slide. She is 5'2", 120 lbs and we have 5 grandkids. I wont tell her age.
     
  17. purehavoc

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    I would say SR9C also , but heres a suggestion make sure she can work the slide properly . My mom could not she didnt have enough strength in her hand to work the slide so were going with a .38 revolver
     
  18. canebrake

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    It just hit me, why are men answering this question?

    My daughter's choice:

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    I sure as hell don't ask her what gun should I get?
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Because my wife wont get on the forum. My wife chose her SR9c and I bought one for myself after she let me shoot hers over a month later.
     
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  20. Jay

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    ...because many times ladies won't tell their guys to let the ladies pick their own firearms. Other times it takes the example set by some gents, to encourage other gents to let their ladies do their own gun shopping. Anything is easy if you know how to do it. :rolleyes:

    Just my two cents, of course.