Need advice - weapon for wife
My wife is recoil sensitive to some degree, however she has fired a .38 SW on previous occasions. She has small wrists and is 74 years old. I have been considering various models of .380 and trying to find a blend of gun weight and reliability. Some opinions state that felt recoil between .380 and 9mm is not significantly different. I already have a Sig Pro, an Xd tach, and a PM9, all in 9mm. My question is should I rule out 9mm and stick with the .380? Have considered the Taurus Mil Pro in .380 or possible the Walther PPK just because the gun weight is a little more to as to soften the recoil. Any advice would be appreciated. The wife just went for the CCW yesterday. Mostly it would be carried in the car and occasionally in her purse. Thanks in advance.
this is nearly exactly what my wife said!
Phil, you got it...
Hollander- my 40(ish) ;) wife was saying nearly the same thing... also, reconsider carrying in the purse. We both (wife and I) know of purses stolen right off a shoulder!
Originally Posted by PhilR.
My wife says (yes, I asked her), "Shoot a few revolvers, start with a 22, and move up to whatever you're comfortable. A .38 is a good gun, Comfort is a big factor, it does no good to have a tool you are not comfortable with..."