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    Small revolvers have their own set of problems.

    She should have whatever she chooses for herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    she should have a REVOLVER - ever heard of those?
    Why yes, I/we have heard of those, amazingly enough. When I said she tried every handgun in the 'concealed' size range, I mean EVERY one. There was one on her 'final four', in fact. And, SHE chose the one SHE was most comfortable with. I can see where the post you quoted might make it look like she ignored them - my mistake (they didn't fit her hand). But that doesn't require a snide comment on your part.


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Small revolvers have their own set of problems.

    She should have whatever she chooses for herself.
    +1 to that.

    If it comes to be that she doesn't like, or cannot control the Bersa acceptably, we'll start the search again. No different than long-time shooters trying to find their 'perfect' gun.

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    Re: CCW for Wife

    I chose the Nano for it's simplicity. Feels good to me and am familiar with longer trigger pulls. I use SRH's for deer hunting in 454 and 44mag. Putting Talon rubber grips on it with extended mags on order. Won't be the last gun I buy so if my wife doesn't like it she will have a good idea what to look for.

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    The last woman I helped learn to shoot carries a 1911.

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    My wife, Jean, also learned to shoot with a 1911 in .45 ACP.
    Jean is barely five feet tall, and weighs 100 pounds when she's fully dressed and soaking wet.

    Any competent person over the age of nine or 10 can learn to successfully and comfortably shoot the 1911 in .45 ACP.

    Jean does not carry a 1911, however, because she is small and thin, and it would conceal her, rather than the other way 'round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    My wife, Jean, also learned to shoot with a 1911 in .45 ACP.
    Jean is barely five feet tall, and weighs 100 pounds when she's fully dressed and soaking wet.

    Any competent person over the age of nine or 10 can learn to successfully and comfortably shoot the 1911 in .45 ACP.

    Jean does not carry a 1911, however, because she is small and thin, and it would conceal her, rather than the other way 'round.
    that made me laugh. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    she should have a REVOLVER - ever heard of those?


    That was going to be my comment. And no matter what the men say, some women will only carry in the purse. There are dedicated purses for this purpose and they are best, but the styles are limited. So for purse carry, and for inexperienced shooters, the revolver.

    I have a 340PD (but no purse). The enclose hammer is best for this type of carry. I also have a 640 Pro, and the added weight makes it easier to shoot.

    If she turns out to be recoil sensitive, then the Kel-Tec .22Magnum is light and carries a 30 round magazine. It will be loud, but the recoil will be very light. Ammo ain't cheap though.

    S & W makes a model 351C, revolver that weighs 10 ounces and carries (I think) eight rounds of .22 magnum. Enclosed hammer. A good gun for someone who is recoil sensitive and wants to carry in a purse or pocket.

    I think the Nano is going to be a bit heavy in recoil. I've not shot it though.

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