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  1. #21
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    Give her your charge card and you leave the store.
    Just go.

    It's hers

    AFS

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    If she has shot your .40 and didn't complain too much, a 9mm would be a piece of cake for her. I personally would not let my wife rely on a .22 as a carry weapon. Is a .22 better than nothing? Maybe. It is absolutely not better than the bad guys 9. Why screw around? Common opinion is .380 is minimally acceptable. Anything less is a gamble not worth taking. Good luck.

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    let her shoot a M&P compact.

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    After the 1st of the year she wants to take her concealed carry class. I pretty much have her talked into a 9mm m&p. She is going to shoot my .40 again. And hopefully I can rent one in a 9mm so she can see if she likes it. First chance when I get off these 7 working days in a row we are going to head to the range and seeing what she can try out.

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    It might be worth letting her try an all steel 9mm. 9's are tame, but one that is all steel will still be softer shooting than a polymer one. Men usually try to get the woman a small, light pistol when most actually prefer a larger heavier one.

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    Find a range that has a variety of guns for rental. Then let her try a whole bunch of different ones, then see what she picks. You might be suprised.
    That said, have you tried the XD 9 series? An XD 9 compact or even a subcompact might be worth a look. I have a XD40SC and it is a fairly controllable gun, I would imagine that the 9mm version is even better in that respect.
    On a different note, have either of you considered other compact revolvers? My wife has a Taurus .38 UL and it is a bit of a handful to shoot with full up loads. She ended up buying herself a Walther PPK/S .380. Go figure.

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    My wife doesn't like revolvers. That was what I tried to get her to look at. As far as the xd. That will be a no go. I have a .45 xd and she doesn't like the feel with the safety in the back of the grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMann View Post
    It might be worth letting her try an all steel 9mm. 9's are tame, but one that is all steel will still be softer shooting than a polymer one. Men usually try to get the woman a small, light pistol when most actually prefer a larger heavier one.
    My wife couldn't tell a difference in my ruger .40 and my m&p .40c. She said that the m&p felt better when holding it. I had to use it for collateral for a loan that is about to get paid off. She only tried it with the medium size. I think with the smaller backstrap I will have a winner.

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    When teaching the wife to shoot, she had never fired a weapon before. I did to her what my father did with me, 6 rounds with the 44 Mag, then told her that was as bad as it gets. I'm not re-coil sensitive and don't believe in the step up process, get the worst out of the way and everything else is gravy. Because I mainly shoot 357 Sig that is what she is accustomed to, I purchased her another P2000 SK with houge grip and tactical magazine floorplates and she shoots it with no problems. She will get the 357 sting after around 50 to 60 target rounds, which is normal.

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    Wife likes Revolvers

    My Wife's first handgun was a Ruger New Model Single Six .22LR with an additional cylinder for .22 magnum. She then graduated to a Ruger GP100, .357 Magnum with a six-inch barrel. (She likes the simplicity of a revolver). She held quite a few pistols and revolvers before she decided on the GP100.

    She has her CCW permit and carries her Ruger SP101, .357 Magnum with a 2-inch barrel everywhere she goes. She may move into a semi-automatic pistol at some point, but likes her Ruger revolvers.

    She did handle quite a few handguns before deciding on what she wanted, but she got what felt good to her. By the way, she is deadly accurate with all three of her revolvers.

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