I don't know, maybe it is a female thing. The whole semi-auto thing with a separate magazine, racking the slide, cock the hammmer / don't cock the hammer...Whatever. She was shooting it once and it had a FTF and I thought it was a good thing so she could learn what to do in such a situation. She, on the other hand wanted nothing to do with trying to eject a jammed cartridge. With the DS, as you said, it is literally PULL THE TRIGGER.
It may be that your simply wife needs more training. My own wife - at only 5'2" - can run 1911s, CZs, Glocks, and KelTecs with perfect ease.
Mike, it seems that comment really offended you. I can understand that. I believe censorship has its place as long as it's well regulated. Yeah, it was a sexist comment - although it looks like it was made with tongue-in-cheek. And we all know women make comments like that about men as well.I don't know, maybe it is a female thing...if you can figure out why women think the way they do sometimes, let me know.
At any rate; respectfully, are you sure it needs to be censored from a forum?
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So, let me take a second here and apologize to anyone on the forum I have offended. The comment was made without the slightest intent to offend. I was merely commenting (not articulated well perhaps) that there are differences in men and women. Not sexist, not insulting, just a feeble attempt at humor. Certainly didn't attempt to cause a firestorm. My bad.
What do you think?
I would say have her take a look at the kahr cw9 or pm9 we decided to replace my wifes bersa with one because of cost of ammo as well as I prefer the 9mm to .380
My $.02 worth (and that's inflation) would be the best firearm is the one that fits and functions most "naturally" for your DW. She can probably learn to shoot most anything with enough instruction, practice, and time; she can probably shoot best, particularly under pressure, with the "best fit." Renting and trying is great; however, just spending a day or two checking out (as in picking up and holding) various firearms at a local gun show or congenial dealership may well yield an "ah ha" moment -- that one firearm that just feels like a natural extension of her arm -- the one where the weight, shape, balance, et cetera just "work" for her.
I know, in my own case, I have a .38 that is the only handgun on which I regularly have to use two hands. It doesn't have much kick; it also doesn't have much (for me) grip. I feel like I am holding a postage stamp. I can get three fingers, counting my trigger finger, on it reliably -- yet for somebody else it might be perfect while the .44 I love would be hard for them to control. I got to try a friend's Glock 10mm recently. The grip was too big front to back, I couldn't hold it comfortably (fingers are wide, but comparatively short). For him, it was a perfect fit; for me it would take a lot of practice -- and two hands... Which is why he bought it and I would not care for it.
Bottom line: Recommendations are a great starting point; but "fit and hit" count for more than "name and flame."
turtles... while I'm sure that it's a perfectly effective firearm... my first thought was (and maybe I'm wrong.. I'm open to that).. I don't know that an aggressor would find it as threatening as a standard finish... possibly even wonder if it were real.
idk... just try'n to see it from an attacker's point of view