...Yeah, right. And a subcompact pistol is just a great choice, for a shooter having control difficulties.
Well, maybe on Mars.
Sorry, but "Get a little gun for the little lady!" is a failed concept.
With apologies, denner: We usually agree, but not this time.
Last edited by denner; 11-21-2012 at 12:42 AM.
Well, denner, to my eyes, the elderly* gentleman presenting the Beretta PX4 was having a few recoil difficulties himself, not to mention a tendency to "cowboy" the pistol a little. Note the gun's tendency to twist in his hands, something almost all small pistols do.
But I must say that I am intrigued by the "adjustable" magazine toe that makes taking a full grip easier, and the grip shape that is obviously designed to reduce felt recoil. And, yes, 13 rounds would add a lot of useful, absorbent weight.
OK—I concede the point. The PX4 would be worth a try, as both a learning vehicle and a carry piece. It might even work out.
*Jeeze—he looks older than I am! But I surely do like his backyard playground.
I'm kind of surprised that no one has mentioned the Ruger P95. I recently picked one of these up and it is by far the smoothest 9mm I have ever fired. My wife shoots a .22 semi and after firing this gun she has informed me it now belongs to her! This gun has very light recoil, smooth action, and of course will eat any ammo you throw at it.
SR9c.....and with the mag extension, feels ALMOST full size.........
I just got my wife, all 5'4 110 pounds of her, a Sig P229 SAS in 9mm. She likes mine in .40 but said it was a little heavy on recoil, but she likes a 92FS. I felt the larger frame had more to do with the lighter felt recoil than the caliber, but I'm game. Worst case, I get a new 9mm...
I don't know how you feel about the 92 FS, but my wife loves that gun and has carried it for years. She's carrying it right now, at least until Christmas. I personally don't like the safety but there's a lot of folks who do.
I have my doubts about the 9mm being much easier than the .40 so we'll see. The e2 (reduced reach) grips were a big sell as it fit her hand better. Tiny woman, tiny hands. If you think like me the Sig might be a good choice.
Hope that helps...
Have her try a 9mm and the .380, that should be suffice.
She does ok...: )
I just asked her and she says the fit is more important to her than anything else, and that if the gun doesn't fit recoil is a lot more of an issue. Hope that insight helps, LiquidFx.