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Posted: 3/14/2011 1:43:12 PM EST
she dont like my 23 says its to heavy so now iam thinking the 26 oe maybe one of the karrs or even the sig 238 .whats everyone else think .it will be for carry & range
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:52:40 PM EST
I would say go with the 19. The grip is a little larger and will be easier for her to control the gun during shooting and it really isnt that much much heavier than the 26.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:35:36 PM EST
My wife doesn't like my Kahr cw-9 she says it kicks to hard, but she likes my G19. Which she's right it probably does. All and all I would have to say is to let her try something out if it's possible before you spend your money on something she won't like or use.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:52:09 PM EST
For her to use id say 19 for you to use on her id say about the same.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:53:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 2:57:02 PM EST by ducatista1198s]
A double action only J frame Smith or Ruger LCR. Lite enough for her to pack everyday without complaining, simple and safe enough to use effectively under stress...and with the right load, more than adequate.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:04:16 PM EST
G19 and 23 are the same size and only 3oz difference when loaded. Let her try a 26 or 27. My wife doesn't like any of my Glocks. She complains at the range that my G27 pinches her and causes her to bleed because her pinky some how get's caught between the magwell and my +2 extension. I can't replicate it but she keeps getting pinched somehow.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:31:20 PM EST
GET THE G26. THE G19 IS TO BIG FOR CCW I KNOW I TRIED ONE FOR 2 YEARS AND HATED IT. I TRADED MY 19 FOR A 26 AND BEEN HAPPY EVERY SINCE.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:49:30 PM EST
i bought my wife a gen 4 g27 the other day and she loves it.....the interchangable backstraps are a plus as well for varying handsizes
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:20:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:26:56 PM EST
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:22:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 10:22:46 PM EST by SSDSurf]
It's all about her. I like the Gen4 for the small sized grip. Even though my wife has much smaller hands she is used to holding more in her hand and likes the Gen3 G19 the best.

My mom likes the G34 gen3 the best. OK, my wife is fair game but no jokes about my mom.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:12:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 11:14:12 PM EST by NY_Shooter]
Originally Posted By Maynard:

Originally Posted By DIESELSMOKE:
GET THE G26. THE G19 IS TO BIG FOR CCW I KNOW I TRIED ONE FOR 2 YEARS AND HATED IT. I TRADED MY 19 FOR A 26 AND BEEN HAPPY EVERY SINCE.

You seem to have become an authority on who can carry what and when.

Your experiences are just that, your experiences.

Your proclamations have become obnoxious and simply put, you are wrong.

I've CCW'd a G17 many times and no one was the wiser.

Also, plenty of people CCW full size 1911s without issue very day.


I tried to tell him this in another thread where he said anyone who says they can comfortably carry a 19 is plain lying. No response.


MAYBE IF I TYPE IN CAPS HE'LL GET THE POINT.






EDIT:........and oh yeah: OP, I'd recommend having your wife try out the G26. If she doesn't like the weight of the 23, she probably won't like the weight of the 19.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:51:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:52:10 AM EST by Ltlabner]
OP: You could always get crazy and let her do the research and decide for herself.

A G19 is impossible to carry? Wow. And I guess these last 4 years of carrying a G23 I've been living a lie. Get a real gunbelt and holster and the G19/G23 are a snap to carry.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:47:40 AM EST
Mine has a 637 Smith, and shoots my Kimber Tactical Ultra like a pro.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:51:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By DIESELSMOKE:
GET THE G26. THE G19 IS TO BIG FOR CCW I KNOW I TRIED ONE FOR 2 YEARS AND HATED IT. I TRADED MY 19 FOR A 26 AND BEEN HAPPY EVERY SINCE.




I carry a g21 or g22 depending on the day with no issues..
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:25:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 8:27:45 AM EST by AR-SNIPER-15]
As stated above a good revolver for the purse is a great way to go.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:39:23 PM EST
i was considering that body guard revolver as well .it will deffinately be her that decides but i would at least like to start her out on the right track.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:02:08 PM EST
I bought the wife a g26 and she likes it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:35:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 1:36:19 PM EST by Daisycutter123]
Originally Posted By DIESELSMOKE:
GET THE G26. THE G19 IS TO BIG FOR CCW I KNOW I TRIED ONE FOR 2 YEARS AND HATED IT. I TRADED MY 19 FOR A 26 AND BEEN HAPPY EVERY SINCE.


G23, spare mag w/ T-shirt, carried a 27 first.(5'7",180#'s)
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:41:36 PM EST
I bought my wife a S&W 642 J frame revolver as well. You can't beat it for simplicity and power in a small package. I love my Glocks, but unless you are trained to run a semi-auto well and fix any FTF and FTEs rapidly under stress, then go with a revolver. They are point and shoot.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:57:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:59:56 PM EST by flinch08]
My wife has had a 642 in a Galco pancake holster for years. Over the last 6 months we are working on transitioning to a G19 in an MTAC. Might be too big for her, looking at Kahr and LC9.

ETA: I carry G19, IWB and weather permitting OWB. No problems, never been made.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:20:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By CovertChannels:
I bought my wife a S&W 642 J frame revolver as well. You can't beat it for simplicity and power in a small package. I love my Glocks, but unless you are trained to run a semi-auto well and fix any FTF and FTEs rapidly under stress, then go with a revolver. They are point and shoot.


I've worked with women who could hardly get on paper at 20' with the j-frames their husbands bought them. Each time I put a larger pistol with a real grip and manageable trigger in their hand and they suddenly went from being noise makers to effective self-defenders.

Even Charles Askins wrote about the difficulty of shooting such guns effectively, yet many folks think they're just the ticket for a novice.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 10:55:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 11:10:37 PM EST by McGap]
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.


Same here......

My wife started out with an XD9 sub-compact, but, after trying my G17 at the range one day decided that she prefers it ... we both CCW G17's.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:13:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By McGap:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.


Same here......

My wife started out with an XD9 sub-compact, but, after trying my G17 at the range one day decided that she prefers it ... we both CCW G17's.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4527/tessglock.jpg


A woman shooting a handgun, and not using the "teacup" grip? Outstanding, sir!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:47:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By McGap:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.


Same here......

My wife started out with an XD9 sub-compact, but, after trying my G17 at the range one day decided that she prefers it ... we both CCW G17's.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4527/tessglock.jpg


A woman shooting a handgun, and not using the "teacup" grip? Outstanding, sir!


Why thank you ..... thank you very much.

And it gets better ..... Blondie says to me this week " ... when the snow at the range melts can we train in movement and shooting from cover and concealment?"
Sniffle ..... I'm so proud.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:12:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By McGap:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.


Same here......

My wife started out with an XD9 sub-compact, but, after trying my G17 at the range one day decided that she prefers it ... we both CCW G17's.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4527/tessglock.jpg


A woman shooting a handgun, and not using the "teacup" grip? Outstanding, sir!

Haha, mine knows better too:


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:33:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By SharpCharge:

Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
Originally Posted By McGap:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
My wife GREATLY prefers the 17/22 sized pistols to the 19/23. Get her to a range or shop and find what SHE prefers.


Same here......

My wife started out with an XD9 sub-compact, but, after trying my G17 at the range one day decided that she prefers it ... we both CCW G17's.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4527/tessglock.jpg


A woman shooting a handgun, and not using the "teacup" grip? Outstanding, sir!

Haha, mine knows better too:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n171/koolf4/gun%20stuff/DSCN0111.jpg


^^^^^HIGH FIVE^^^^^
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:51:58 PM EST
Nice, fellas!

My girl doesn't shoot much, but the first time I put a Glock in her hands, she gripped it correctly before I even showed her. I asked her how she knew the proper grip, and she said "Because I've watched you do it". I had no idea she paid that close attention to me.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:26:42 PM EST
I had the wife shoot all the smaller guns and she didn't like the snappy recoil . I didn't think she would like the large frame Glock. She tried it and it was all over now its her gun. I bought a 34 so we could share mags while shooting.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:03:55 PM EST
My wife Loves Her Glock 19, but likes full size and Commander size 1911s and is dealy accurate with them when she isn't playing around, Her G-19 conceals very well with My Comp-Tac Mtac, as does my G-17.
We have been shooting steel plates with the Glocks recently, and she truly enjoys it.
I have heard many many times about women HATING snub nose revolvers due to the snappy recoil
So let her try a G-26 and a G-19, and test fire them
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 9:47:45 AM EST
I would let her pick and choose her own gun. She didn't choose your gun, did she?
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