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    Well guys i need you bestow your wisdom on guns for me again. My wife was just robbed at gun point in a hair salon of all things a few days ago. Needless to say she now sees it my way of, if the world were perfect we wouldnít need guns since obviously its not we need as many as possible. . So now she wants a good carry gun, she isnít exactly small but she does have really small hands. Iím thinking maybe a bersa thunder, or a glock 26 which ever she likes more, I'm open to any suggestions you guys have.

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    If you want her to carry it, let her pick it out. Let her hold and shoot as many as possible and pick what she's comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    If you want her to carry it, let her pick it out. Let her hold and shoot as many as possible and pick what she's comfortable with.
    +1...let her pick what she is comfortable with. If you pick it and she doesn't like it then 1 - she won't carry it and 2 - she won't practice with it. Sorry to hear about what happened. Glad she's OK though.

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    Anywhere anytime.

    What part of the country did this happen in?

    Let her pick but steer her towards those with small or adjustable grip sizes.

    S&W's M&P series is one with replaceable, different size grips. They work well also.

    Stay Safe.

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    Sorry to hear that that happened.

    But look at this as an opportunity for her to get into this with you. Take her to the shop and let her get comfortable with guns, talk about them. hold a lot of them.

    You may find that she is getting up on Saturday morning to go to the range with you.

    I don't want to get your hopes up, or to offend anyone's sensibilities, but I find that some women get a little...ahem...frisky after shooting a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Anywhere anytime.

    What part of the country did this happen in?

    Let her pick but steer her towards those with small or adjustable grip sizes.

    S&W's M&P series is one with replaceable, different size grips. They work well also.

    Stay Safe.
    Pembroke Pines, FL and thanks for mentioning the M & P defintely adding that to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdp2000 View Post
    Sorry to hear that that happened.

    But look at this as an opportunity for her to get into this with you. Take her to the shop and let her get comfortable with guns, talk about them. hold a lot of them.

    You may find that she is getting up on Saturday morning to go to the range with you.

    I don't want to get your hopes up, or to offend anyone's sensibilities, but I find that some women get a little...ahem...frisky after shooting a gun.
    I have to agree lol! Thankfully she s not scared of them or anything, she didnt feel the need to carry, practice, etc. Hate she had to go through it, but the man upstairs works in different ways, so if dats what had to happen for her to understand, she made it back home so i ll count it a blessing and start saving for her new bestfriend.

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    CW9/PM9 would also be good options imo because of her small hands she might prefer something with a single stack mag. Her being comfortable with the gun is the most important thing as everybody else already said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    If you want her to carry it, let her pick it out. Let her hold and shoot as many as possible and pick what she's comfortable with.
    Defintely will be doing this. I'm new to guns myself and just dont it to be a total blind leading the blind experience

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    Don't get a beginner a semi-auto pistol. Get her a 38 special snub. Remember, safety is the number one issue with firearms. If you point it in the right direction and pull the trigger close up, you will most likely achieve your goals. If you shoot someone accidently, or harm yourself because you do not know how to operate a complex drill on a semi-auto, well you can't take that back.

    We seem to be in the age of automatics, but they are not always the best firearms; especially for tyros. Try to image the panic and frantic mindset of someone having to use a firearm. And keep it as simple as you can.

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    Don't feel too bad.

    About a year ago I had just left my buddies aquarium shop. He called me maybe a block down the road, talked for a few moments, and silence. I was on the phone with him as he was robbed at gun point (dude got like $10). Had I not had to pee so badly...

    It's a friggin fish store! Just glad your wife was unharmed.

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    Exactly...Glad to hear she come out just a little pissed off but not harmed. Get her ot the shops and get her hands on ans many as you can. Has she shot your gun(s) much? you have an idea on caliber? 9mm, 390 autos are not too bad. I personally thing most those light little 380's flip about as much as a 9mm so if it where me I'd get the 9. 38 spl is a good round too. She'll find the fit. Just don't let her try to hide a 50AE in her purse

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    The Bersa Thunders are, indeed, a reliable, inexpensive, smallish line of handguns, especially the UltraCompact (UC) range.
    I, too, have smallish hands (for a man), and I prefer something substantial enough to fill it up. I am mightily impressed and pleased with the Bersa 9mm UC, which is, alas, hard to find currently because of its popularity. It has a double-stack magazine/grip, 13-round capacity, and an eat-anything attitude toward ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    Exactly...Glad to hear she come out just a little pissed off but not harmed. Get her ot the shops and get her hands on ans many as you can. Has she shot your gun(s) much? you have an idea on caliber? 9mm, 390 autos are not too bad. I personally thing most those light little 380's flip about as much as a 9mm so if it where me I'd get the 9. 38 spl is a good round too. She'll find the fit. Just don't let her try to hide a 50AE in her purse
    Lol i think she d actually try to do that. I'm thinking either a 9 mil or a 38 special. She s fired my sigma, was quite good with it actually, but i dont think she d like to shoot it regularly.

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    I thought about getting her a revolver, but the capacity thought made it an after thought. With safety in mind if she were to have say a glock or M&P in her purse, and were to accidently drop it you guys think the gun would go off?

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    Events like that are all too common these days. I'm glad she's made the decision to arm herself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
    Don't get a beginner a semi-auto pistol. Get her a 38 special snub. Remember, safety is the number one issue with firearms. If you point it in the right direction and pull the trigger close up, you will most likely achieve your goals. If you shoot someone accidently, or harm yourself because you do not know how to operate a complex drill on a semi-auto, well you can't take that back.

    We seem to be in the age of automatics, but they are not always the best firearms; especially for tyros. Try to image the panic and frantic mindset of someone having to use a firearm. And keep it as simple as you can.
    I disagree with the notion that a semi-auto is bad for beginners. Most people I know (myself included) started with semi-autos. Although they are not the best for everyone, neither is a revolver.

    Quote Originally Posted by bprince04305
    I thought about getting her a revolver, but the capacity thought made it an after thought. With safety in mind if she were to have say a glock or M&P in her purse, and were to accidently drop it you guys think the gun would go off?
    These guns all have internal safeties. They will not fire in the unlikely (or unfortunate) event that they are dropped. I don't think purse carry is a great way to carry, but if it's the only way then it's better than nothing.

    I think (as noted in posts above) the best way to go about this is to have her handle and shoot (if possible) as many handguns as possible. Let her make her own decision. That's what I did with my girlfriend, and it's worked out great. I always have a shooting partner when I want one.

    -Jeff-

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    Another one for letting her hold AND shoot lots of guns. My wife absolutely loved the Kahr 9 when she first picked it up, but as soon as she fired the first shot she hated it. She couldn't hold onto it. And she has small hands, too. The small size and light weight equaled too much kick for her. She liked the double stacked guns. She was actually more picky about her guns than I was. I liked just about everything I picked up, she only liked about 2 or 3 guns out of more than a dozen 9s that we tried out.

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    I wouldn't buy anything until I saw how she was going to handle it.

    Get her some good ear and eye protection and let her shoot some full-sized guns to get used to the experience. She is much more likely to come away with a positive attitude if she shoots something 'pleasant,' first.

    I'm in favor of S&W snubbies for a lady's first carry gun, but you better let her pick it, within reason, or she won't be happy.

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    Wow sorry to hear this and glad shes Ok,
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    and purse carry does no good if they grab the purse

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprince04305 View Post
    I thought about getting her a revolver, but the capacity thought made it an after thought. With safety in mind if she were to have say a glock or M&P in her purse, and were to accidently drop it you guys think the gun would go off?
    No it will not go off if dropped.
    Have her visit the following web site she will find sound guidance there.

    http://www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx

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