How about a nice .38 airweight with a full shroud? A major caliber, light weight and very reliable. Been around for 90 years so it is a proven design. Lifetime guarantee on the weapon from Smith & Wesson. Carries well in a pocket or on the belt.
I have the 340PD (Scandium in .357). If you only plan on shooting .38s then the aluminum frames are much cheaper and not much heavier.
Shoot one first. The recoil is significant, even with .38s.
Or buy the stainless steel version. Heavier and handles the recoil much better.
Thanks for the recommendation, Packard, but I'm not a fan of revolvers.
Shot the LC9 AND the LCP this last weekend looking for a conceal carry option my wife. I'm 6' 2" with slightly larger than average hands, and though both guns are tiny had no problems with the trigger. The misses had never fired a handgun before the lcP and at 5' tall she's fairly dainty (hence why looking at such small firearms). She likewise had no problems (besides the need for basic instruction on handguns). I'm at a loss as to how or why you physically couldn't pull the trigger. I'm not trying to poke fun or anything of the like but I was literally thinking of this thread while at the range and was giving it a lot of thought and absolutely cannot figure out why you wouldn't be able to.
I do understand not liking the trigger however, the uptake is simply massive.
After quite a bit of practice, I can pull the trigger, but not the way I would prefer. It's awkward and I feel out of control.
two suggestions, both mentioned earlier, the sig P238 small veryyyyyyyyyy easy to shoot and very accurate. the only draw back is you carry it cocked and locked like a 45, but it does have a thumb safety like a 45.
The other choice is the Kimber Solo, the trigger is very light, the size is almost identical to the LC9 and its accuracy is very good. Kimber has had some problems with them in the past but I think they have worked out most now and its worth taking a look at, I carry one every day and I like it enough to have retired my P238 to the safe.
Kicks like a mule, though!! Sold mine and got a Glock 26 for CC!
Meaning the S&W 340 PD.....
Galloway Precision has a trigger bar and hammer put shorten the pull....$60
Thanks for the info. I think my husband is doing fine with it the way it is.
I shot my new lc9 earlier today and I absolutely loved it. The trigger pull was a bit long I guess, but the pull was super easy. On my first shot I actually thought something was wrong with it because it seemed that the trigger pulled too easy. I loved shooting it. Hopefully you get used to it and keep it!
Check out the trigger upgrade at gallowayprecision.com, they have a relatively low cost fix for the LC9 trigger problem.
When we were shopping for a handgun for my wife, we looked at the LCP/LC9 and she didn't like the trigger pull at all. She opted for a Sig P238 and has been very pleased with it.