Wife gun suggestions?

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Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Post by slowpoke » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:43 pm

BDK wrote:If it's in budget, a FN 57 is very low recoil, and easy to rack. A PMR 30 might also be an OK choice.

I've had several women want to load pistols backwards - admittedly I think they were more creative types. Revolvers made more sense to them.

An SP101 in 327 is a great choice. If you find one and don't want it, tell me and I'll buy it. (I really like the cartridge)

If there was a center fire twin to a 22 mag, loaded with powder for pistols, I think it would make a great elderly/petite lady caliber.
Isnt that 22tcm?
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Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Post by HTRN » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Gunnuts wrote:
Vonz90 wrote:Start her with a Desert Eagle in 50AE, then when she switches to anything else it will seem light and easy.
And that's the truth. :P LOL
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Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Post by Precision » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:57 am

have her try a Walther CCP they have a recoil reducing gas system and a fairly easy slide.

You are having her do the punch / push method in front of her chest, not the slingshot method most guys use, right?
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Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Post by slowpoke » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:11 am

Precision wrote:have her try a Walther CCP they have a recoil reducing gas system and a fairly easy slide.

You are having her do the punch / push method in front of her chest, not the slingshot method most guys use, right?
I havent seen any new ones since the recall.
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Re: Wife gun suggestions?

Post by Termite » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:18 am

Weetabix wrote:My wife is little and doesn't have strong hands. And, she's not much interested in shooting. But I'd like her to have a gun.

Right now, I have one gun she can rack the slide on: Remington RM380.
You have perfectly described why many women do poorly with semi-autos. I have long recommended a medium or small frame .38 revolver for the majority of women, but that isn't always the best choice.

Unlike us guys, a woman's handgun is a very personal thing....... much like a bra or purse. Most women are going to have to handle a multitude of handguns before they find one that they are really comfortable with. If it's going to ride in her purse, then weight is a HUGE factor. If a house gun, not so much.

So my point is this: Stop trying to buy her what YOU think she should have, and let her handle a multitude of handguns and decide what she likes. That might wind up being a .40 cal. Glock, or a .22LR revolver.
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