Pistol for Arthritic Hands
Hi all, I've been trying to help my Dad find a handgun for home defense, and I'm having a few issues with helping him, namely the fact that he has quite arthritic hands. At first I thought a 1911 would be up his ally, as the recoil is not as bad as a polymer or .40. Then I got to thinking a soft shooting 9mm would be more up his alley, so I took him to the gun store last I was home and showed him a PX4, which is supposed to be quite soft shooting. He couldn't cycle the slide (Side note, my dad has had 2 nuckles replaced, so his hands are quite weak due to lack of use). I thought revolver, but he want a gun with a safety and a double action/single action. He really likes the 1911 design, but I need to bring mine home next time I'm home so he can do a true testing of it, shooting it and all.
So my question is, in terms of soft shooting, soft working actions and with a safety, which handgun fits this bill?