I took my fiancée out to the rang the other day and surprisingly she couldn't pull the trigger on my Sig .22Lr, though my little six shooter she had no problems pulling the trigger but the grip was all off for her. AnyWay's, I am planning on getting her a .22Lr for a present since how she's graduating from her community college and has been accepted into her xray tech school that applied too. The only problem is that I'm not sure what kind to look into getting her since she wasn't able to pull the trigger on my Sig (So no pink Sig for her). She's five foot nothing and has really small hands so any suggestions you could give me would help out a bunch.
What kind of Sig was it? A lot of suggestions may nor be worth spit if it's a comparable piece, I'm assuming it's a Mosquito, but Sig used to have some other .22 caliber pistols as well as current conversion kits.
Was she shooting double action? If so did she try it single action?
Give her small hands, and issue with what is probably a Mosquito firing double action I'd be inclined to suggest a Ruger Mk III or 22/45 as they're going to have a small grip and be single action pistols with a lighter pull. I'd probably opt for the MKIII.
If she gets to the point where she wants to start carrying, I'd opt for a re-issue of the Colt Mustang in .380 once they become available again or possibly a Springfield EMP in 9mm. All of those are going to have small grip circumferences and lighter trigger pulls.
S&W Kit gun.
Product: Model 317 Kit Gun
Worth a look anyway. It's a J-frame so small hands shuldn't have too many issues.
What's up with the Sig anyway? Is it DAO or is it a reach issue?
FWIW, the MK3 is a nice gun, but I wouldn't call it small. The 22/45 version may be worth a look.
I would take her to a gun shop that stocks a lot of different handguns and have her sample the different options. Anything else is just guesswork.
Do you have any local gun ranges that rent out firearms? You might look into this. This is a great opportunity for her to test out a few different pistols before buying one.
Beat me to it! That would be my thinking, too.
Originally Posted by Overkill0084
Hey thanks for all the idea's guys. I ordered her a Taurus M94, nine shot, four inch barreled revolver. I talked to alot of different female shooters and this came up alot so I went and did some research and liked what I saw. Figured I'd wait to get anything for it that way she can pick it all out and customize her gear.
I would have took her to the gun shop but this is a present and she doesn't know she's getting one.
It was the pull all together on the Sig, I'm not sure why I've never seen anyone esle have that problem with it. But she sure did.... so not cool because I do love my sig's and if I got her addicted to them to that means more toys for me too
Originally Posted by Overkill0084
Yeah she was shooting the Mosquito and she tried both the double and single action..... the single she was fine with, but that double was a no go.
Originally Posted by VAMarine
i also have the mosquito, the trigger pull (according to a gauge) was over 15 lbs in single action. the double action would not read on the gauge. i found instructions on line to help smooth the action and lessen the trigger pull. currently the single action is a little over 10 lbs and the DA is unreadable (still).
Originally Posted by LoneWolf
maybe a good gunsmith can help with your skeeter to reduce the trigger pull, i like shooting wth mine, and don't have any issue with the trigger pull.
Yeah I really like mine too..... After she had problem with it I started to really pay attention and i could see where she would have problems. That thing is pretty bad on the amount of pressure you have to use to pull the trigger.
Originally Posted by johnr
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