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    I got the surprise of my life this past weekend. As usual, I went to the gun club for my weekly round of shooting targets.

    To my amazement, my wife asked to come along (she's never held a gun in her life). She shot my Dan Wesson 38/357, and my Taurus 85. In all she sent about 60 rounds down the lane. Then said the Dan Wesson was too heavy, and the Taurus snubbie kicked too much thenasked what gun would be best for her.

    She likes the boom of the 38 so I don't think she would like a 22. Besides, I want her to shoot something that will be good for her protection (my God she's talking about taking the concealed weapons trainingcourse).

    Ok guys, what's the wife shooting?

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    My wife has an XD 9 that is compensated for even less kick.

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    Bersa 380 - boom of a 38, recoil of a small semi-auto. then again, my wife shot my full size 1911 45 and loved it too!

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    I got a 357 for my wife best trade i ever madejust kidding, she shoots them all, but we are still shoping for a lady smith .38cal. Be safe mtn jack

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    Best Handgun / Caliber for wife

    Ha ha when I saw the title of this thread I had to wonder what you meant...

    Glad to see you meant it in the good way!

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    I got my wife a Taurus 605 357 Mag & load it with 38's. And she picked it out.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    Best Handgun / Caliber for wife

    Ha ha when I saw the title of this thread I had to wonder what you meant...

    Glad to see you meant it in the good way!
    Now that I read it again ... I see what you mean.

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    sitedzn wrote:
    Bersa 380 - boom of a 38, recoil of a small semi-auto. then again, my wife shot my full size 1911 45 and loved it too!
    My wife likes her (own) .380, a 1911-style pony colt, but she shoots my Glock .45s ok too. Oddly enough she doesn't like the Glocks in 9mm or the Kahr even though I expected her to prefer those.



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    I think you should choose her gun the same way you'd choose one for yourself! Find one that she says is comfortable and looks kool (we all know we wouldn't buy an ugly gun). Test fire it if you can, and go for the largest caliber she can comfortably and consistantly control.

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    Let her decide. Take her to a gun store and let her handle different guns and see what she likes.
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    North American Arms .32 ACP. She won't be sorry!
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    mine started off with a phoenix arms .22 to help here decide if she wanted a semi or a revolver.

    Once she decided on a semi, I explained the different calibers and then she chose a glock 27 in .40 s&w. Not an easy gun to shoot. I was surprised.

    She is 5'2" and 125#. Her hands hurt after an extended outing but she likes the challenge and knows it is a "better" caliber than .32 or .22

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    cs9c1 wrote:
    My wife has an XD 9 that is compensated for even less kick.
    i want a good gun with excellent accuracy. Is XD better than Sig?

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    Video of my wife firing her Ruger P95 in 9mm.

    Very controllable pistol. You can't tell from the video, but my wife isn't exactly a large girl either.

    http://www.supload.com/vid/Shoot/432932271

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    CrashVector wrote:
    Video of my wife firing her Ruger P95 in 9mm.

    Very controllable pistol. You can't tell from the video, but my wife isn't exactly a large girl either.

    http://www.supload.com/vid/Shoot/432932271
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    Let her decide. Take her to a gun store and let her handle different guns and see what she likes.
    Good idea. I'm trying to get different opinions (educated) so that when we do go to the gun store we can make a logical choice.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    ronb5538 wrote:
    CrashVector wrote:
    Video of my wife firing her Ruger P95 in 9mm.

    Very controllable pistol. You can't tell from the video, but my wife isn't exactly a large girl either.

    http://www.supload.com/vid/Shoot/432932271
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    Sorry about that. Try this link:

    http://www.supload.com/vid/Shoot/432932271/mpg/

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    CrashVector wrote:
    Video of my wife firing her Ruger P95 in 9mm.

    Very controllable pistol. You can't tell from the video, but my wife isn't exactly a large girl either.

    http://www.supload.com/vid/Shoot/432932271
    I'm jealous!!!

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    I'll take that as a compliment..lol

    When we first met, she wasn't too much into guns...but she's gotten very good with her P95. Put it this way, I certainly would not want to be the person standing on the business end of her Ruger.

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    CrashVector wrote:
    When we first met, she wasn't too much into guns...but ...
    There's a very good book by Caitlin Kelly, "Blown Away: American Women and Guns," that is really goodfor explaining a bunch of details and concepts about guns and self-defense forwomen. It's in paperback now.

    I recommend it.

    Ironically, Kelly, who understands allthat isinvolved in self-defense with guns,chooses not to carry a firearm but she does agood journalistic job tolay out the arguments for women to make up their own minds.

    I think that,generally, women are not"into guns" but thatthe big majority of themgrok self-defense. I think that women citizens, as a group, might very well perform better than men as a group, given enough training, experience and time.



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    It has probably already been said but it is my contention that it should be first of all one that fits the hand, second one that is easy to handel and reload, third one that can be shot accurately, four one that will stop or at lest change the mind of the bad guy.

    I'm sure these things have been discussed here on this topic and don't wish to be repeative.

    For my wife I got her a Baretta, Chetah, in .380 auto, not that I am a fan of .380's but it is a weapon that fits the needs of her ability to handel the weapon and to load it by herself with out outside help whivch is a must for a self defence weapon.

    My wife does not have the strength to rack the action of a Simiauto pistol, which is why I chose this particular one because it has a tip up barrel, that allows a round to be droped into the chamber, I also got her a Magazine load asister that allows her to load the Mag's. by herself and makes that process very quick and painless. but with a full mag in the Mag well locked in place and a round droped into the Barrel and locked in place the weapon is now ready to cock the hammer, remove the safety and squeese of the first round in defence or at a target, which automatically brings the next round into battery.

    I just wish tis feature was offered in a bit larger Cal. like 40 S&W, but I guess we cain't have everything.

    And before you state the ovious she doesn't want a revolver. And I have learned several things over the years dealing with her if She ain't happy no-one in this house is happy.

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    Take her to the range, rent all the 9mm's, find one that fits her hand and she can handle. My wife didn't like the G17 or 19 and she was all over the target. She liked the XD and P89(?) and was able to put everything in the target. With the glocks she had a lot of lateral variance (extreme left to extreme right), part of that may have been her grip. I assume she used a similar grip with the XD, all 12 rnds in the circle, I think that's what made her the happiest (15-20yds). Now she is practicing and improving, I have my XD 40 back and she has a weapon she can call her own. She ended up with the XD9.

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    Photo from NRA Foundation

    She saw this and wanted it...she doesn't even wear pink!!! It's not black, I thought I was going to be putting down $750 on the HK USP in "toupe" (dirt colored), just because it wasn't black.

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    ronb5538 wrote:
    Best Handgun / Caliber for wife... shooting?
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    ronb5538 wrote:
    Best Handgun / Caliber for wife
    Ok guys, what's the wife shooting?
    My wife likes to shoot .38 Special out of my Taurus 617 .357. It is Stainless Steel and as a larger 7 shot snubby the felt recoil is very low.

    She shoots a good 3 to 4 inch group.

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