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Posted: 12/12/2001 10:59:24 PM EDT
Well I just got a promotion:) Good yes, better money, down side I have to travel more and my fiance will be home alone sometimes. Well the last few monthes I have tried to work with her on getting a firearm for the house that she feels comfortable shooting. I had a Kel-tec P-11, and she just didn't like the recoil and the trigger. So then I went to the bottom ringer my moms 22 berreta. Well she liked this, but had a tough time with the slide and this makes me worry about a possible jam or misfire. So I was thinking of a revolver. However I am not real confident of the 22 to stop an assailant. So then I thought of the 22 mag? Little more umph!! with out too much more recoil. Yet I haven't read any thing good about the 22 mag street value, so now I was thinking of maybe a 38. I worry though, because she didn't like the recoil on the 9, she probobly won't handle the 38 well. Anyone else have a real small statured woman? I need suggestions on what you all think of for a good defense gun with the small lady in mind.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 11:54:37 PM EDT
My wife likes shooting my Walther PPK/S .380. If she has small hands it might work out for her.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:06:40 PM EDT
Taurus has a .38 and a .357 with ported barrel which should reduce recoil to comfortable level.I would go with a .357 and just use .38 rds.You should go to you local range and rent a few different guns for her to shoot to see what see is comfortable with.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:29:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:41:22 PM EDT
.380 Colt Mustang, Govt. Model or Pony.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:55:54 PM EDT
For someone with not a lot of firearms training, stick to a small frame 38 spec revolver such a a J-frame Smith or clone. My wife (100lbs wringing wet)uses a snubby S&W model 36 (5 shot) to which I add a set of pachmayer K frame grips. Very comfortable to shoot with any 38 loads. They can stay loaded indefinitely and be ready at a moments notice. Shoots great with 125gr Rem Golden Sabers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 3:12:00 PM EDT
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