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    Quote Originally Posted by redcards View Post
    This may or may not be helpful, but my two cents... and please, someone stop me if I seem to be off base with this.

    I think what type of gun you get depends on what she needs it for and/or how experienced she is. If there's a chance she may need to shoot it defensively, I would recommend some type of revolver. It's certainly will not be the case with every woman, but I know that my girlfriend has a hard time racking the slide of anything bigger than a .22, to the point where she simply can't chamber one in my Glock .40, esp if the mag is full. She isn't very experienced, so a lot of it may be her technique, or lack there of. She can shoot, but needless to say, she would be in trouble if she had to chamber one on her own in a stressful or defensive situation. So, being that they are low maintenance, very reliable, and can very safely remain loaded, I'm thinking of getting a good revolver for her to keep at the apartment when I'm not home. Something similar may (or may not) work for you as well.
    She is a pretty big girl so I don't think the muscle part is much of a problem as being comfy to shoot is for her. If I am gone I am fairly sure if the time to use it came up she could do it after training and time on the range

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    Quote Originally Posted by grb View Post
    My wife has been out shooting my Walther P-38

    I was concerned that in a situation where I was on the road and she really needed to be prepared to defend herself and the kids, she might not get the sequence right and be standing there with a Walther club.

    I went on a mission and found a Colt Detective Special. She says that she does not like the kick of the DS, BUT, she knows that all she has to do is pull the trigger.
    I think the DS is a great choice. We had one, but decided to sell it when my wife handled a friend's 642 and decided that she liked it better. I am curious though, as to why would your wife "not get the sequence right" for the P-38. We have one too, and it is just like your DS -- all you have to do is pull the trigger....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    I think the DS is a great choice. We had one, but decided to sell it when my wife handled a friend's 642 and decided that she liked it better. I am curious though, as to why would your wife "not get the sequence right" for the P-38. We have one too, and it is just like your DS -- all you have to do is pull the trigger....

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    Phil,
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grb View Post
    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.
    That's the second outright sexist post on the forum in a week. This will stop right now. If members can't police their own comments, I will be happy to do it for them.

    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.
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    censhorship

    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.
    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.

    At any rate; respectfully, are you sure it needs to be censored from a forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheath View Post
    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.

    At any rate; respectfully, are you sure it needs to be censored from a forum?
    I would agree with the above -- it didn't seem to be a comment made in a true insulting fashion, and IMO seems to be pretty harmless. After all, I've seen worse here. But at any rate Mike, we do appreciate your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheath View Post
    At any rate; respectfully, are you sure it needs to be censored from a forum?
    I'll chime here in with a simple, "Yes". Why? It's just common courtesy not to insult someone based on their gender or demographic. Additionally, those are the rules that js made when he created the forum and we have all agreed to abide them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    That's the second outright sexist post on the forum in a week. This will stop right now. If members can't police their own comments, I will be happy to do it for them.

    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.
    The guy pointed out that he doesn't understand why women think the way they do. How is that offensive?

    I don't see him being "hostile, harassing, defaming, derisive, offensive or abusive".

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    The member edited the original post at my request, so what you are seeing reflects the edited version. In any case:

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grb View Post
    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.
    No worries. grb quickly and cooperatively edited the post once I pointed out the problem with it. We want to keep the forum welcoming to all shooters. While a post may be intended as humor, tone is often hard to get across in print.
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    What do you think?

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    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

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    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."

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    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

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