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Posted: 2/25/2007 3:33:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 3:59:14 PM EST by devousivac]
I'm getting a handgun for my sister's upcoming birthday - she requested a .22 because she's super accurate with it but it's for self defense, so I'm trying to up the impact a bit yet keep the low recoil

Anyone got some recommendations for a small gun with tiny kick that's pretty accurate and can take down the bad guys?

I'm thinking .32ACP or .357 smith & wesson (I heard these can also shoot .38special with no modifications)

Any other suggestions?

Also, to complicate matters, she lives in California with their copius amount of gun regulations. I'm pretty sure this means no high cap mags.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 5:13:28 PM EST
I would skip the 32 acp and go to the 380 first. I have a NAA 32 and if the grip isn't right it will stove pipe. My wife can't shoot it.
I bought her a Bersa 380 to shoot and she loves it. Next I will have her shooting my 9mm Glock 17.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 5:53:49 PM EST
Get her the 22lr let her progress in power at her own speed, don't scare her off with a gun she won't shoot or can't afford ammo for.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:37:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:51:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Get her the 22lr let her progress in power at her own speed, don't scare her off with a gun she won't shoot or can't afford ammo for.



wOrd


Maybe spend some big bucks and buy her a CZ75 and the Kadet .22lr conversion upper for it. Then she will have the best of both worlds.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:51:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Easy_E:
I would skip the 32 acp and go to the 380 first. I have a NAA 32 and if the grip isn't right it will stove pipe. My wife can't shoot it.
I bought her a Bersa 380 to shoot and she loves it. Next I will have her shooting my 9mm Glock 17.


+1 on the Bersa
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 10:31:16 PM EST
What about a .22 mag wheel gun?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:34:44 AM EST
Since she's in California, carrying is not an option (not legally, anyway) so we can probably leave the little guns out.

The CZ-75B + Kadet kit does seem smart to me.

Get 'er an UZI.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:38:21 AM EST
bring her with you when you get it, let her choose.

I've seen multiple guys buy guns for their girlfriend/wife/sister based on their needs, and not the end users needs.

she wont shoot it if it doesnt fit her hand, if she doesnt like the look of it, if it doesnt match her outfit...... whatever her complaint may be.

I've seen guys buy guns for girls based on look alone, only to try to return it later when they want function not looks. also the other side, bought for function and the girl wants look.

no different than someone buying you a gun without your input, just say you're a 1911 guy and someone gets you a glock. chances are that the glock will sit unused because you dont like it. their giftgiving dollar would have been way better spent with some input from you.

just my .02, and good luck with your decision.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:03:43 PM EST
S&W 617 4" Easy to operate , shoot , and maintain .

S&W 617 4"
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 3:10:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Get her the 22lr let her progress in power at her own speed, don't scare her off with a gun she won't shoot or can't afford ammo for.


I agree with Hineline.......and, per your own post, she's asking for a .22.....

I'd by her a 22/45.



They're inexpensive, fun to shoot and more accurate than most people can shoot them. If she doesn't like it, it can be readily traded off on something else.

Besides, if she likes it, you'll have a ready-made "migration path" to a centerfire handgun.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 2:06:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 2:06:51 PM EST by Sphinx]
Recommendations for sister's b-day present:

A Glock 26 9mm
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