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gunreviewonmyspace
05-12-2010, 13:00
Ruger LCP or Sig p238? She currently carries an xdsubc in 9, but it is both too big and too heavy for AZ summer carry. She likes 1911s but likes the LCP too.

What have your experiences been?

DragonLibra
05-12-2010, 15:09
I'm a lady who has an LCP. I love it for pocket carry in a pocket holster. Very lightweight to carry. That being said the one thing I don't like is near non-existent sights.

I'd throw in the new S&W Bodyguard in .380 announced at Shot Show 2010. You might want to see if any of your gun shops can get it.

I want to get a look at it and might trade my LCP for it instead of getting Crimson Trace sights for the LCP. The Bodyguard has real sights and comes equipped with a integral laser.

sawgrass
05-13-2010, 08:04
I have a LCP with Crimson Trace, and it's ok.
It's a little snappy, but fits in a pocket very easily.

I haven't shot a Sig 238. I would like to.
A buddy just bought one and he loves it.
I held one yesterday, that was sold.
It fit well in the hand, with a little more
grip than the LCP.

I'm waiting to compare the SW and the Sig.
I haven't seen the SW available for purchase yet.

Bilbo Bagins
05-14-2010, 07:43
While I have not shot one, everything I have read and seen (youtube) says the Sig 238 has a much softer recoil than the LCP, and better sights.

The Ruger LCP is cheaper, a little lighter and easier to conceal.

Reignman
05-14-2010, 09:13
sig sig sig.

LCP/Keltec SUPER Snappy....

That or a Bersa .380... The Keltecs and LCP's are NOT a gun you'd like to shoot... and if she does not like it on the range, what good is it really? How good will she become?

Reignman
05-14-2010, 09:14
While I have not shot one, everything I have read and seen (youtube) says the Sig 238 has a much softer recoil than the LCP, and better sights.

The Ruger LCP is cheaper, a little lighter and easier to conceal.

How is the LCP easier to conceal?... Have you seen a 238? It is TINY

http://www.collectors-society-slabs.com/380s/1.jpg

Vic777
05-14-2010, 09:15
My lady is out working right now, she would say ... a "Lady Smith" type revolver is the way to go.

DragonLibra
05-14-2010, 11:54
My lady is out working right now, she would say ... a "Lady Smith" type revolver is the way to go.

At least that is what this lady found with jeans and other slacks/shorts I wear. Found Airweight Snubby Revolver prints and is more bulky and more likely for grip to stick out. LCP fits nicely in pocket and hardly prints.

kcb
05-14-2010, 19:38
I have had a Taurus .38 for a couple of years now. I have only shot it a couple of times.

I'm very petite, and the gun has a little too much recoil for me, not too mention is still a little big for my hands.

A friend of my hubby's wants to buy my gun for what we paid for it new...

So, now I am in the market for a gun that will really work for me.

A neighbor of ours told hubby that he has a perfect gun for me, and he is an instructor, willing to teach me. Can't remember if he told me what the gun is...

I'll have to let you know. But I'm getting more anxious every day with the things that are going on around us, of having a gun that I would be comfortable with IF I ever needed one.

I've been watching this thread and a couple similar to it ...will continue to follow!

sawgrass
05-14-2010, 20:48
At least that is what this lady found with jeans and other slacks/shorts I wear. Found Airweight Snubby Revolver prints and is more bulky and more likely for grip to stick out. LCP fits nicely in pocket and hardly prints.

I shoot a lot of guns. I like big guns. I enjoy recoil if I can position my body to move with it. The ONLY gun I have ever shot that I absolutely
hated was a SW642 airweight. Too snappy, and hurt my hands. The LCP
is nothing like that. I frequently hear men complain about the LCP.
I believe it's because it is a small gun, harder for larger hands to grip.
If you can hold onto it, it isn't that bad. Is it a regular range gun, NO.
Will it do what you want it to, at short distances, in a SD situation, YES.
Small,thin,lightweight,and easy to conceal.

If we were all 6' tall, and built like a bean pole, we could carry anything.
We aren't. Good luck to the OP and his wife.

IN all fairness, I have to say that I enjoy shooting a Colt Detective. Steel
revolver, with enough meat to absorb a little recoil. However, I have no
desire to carry one.
SG

cowboywannabe
05-14-2010, 20:56
mine has a LWS32 and a S&W model 60 NY-1 with laser grips.

id prefer she get profficient with something else but these arent bad guns within their parameters.

sawgrass
05-14-2010, 21:03
I have had a Taurus .38 for a couple of years now. I have only shot it a couple of times.

I'm very petite, and the gun has a little too much recoil for me, not too mention is still a little big for my hands.

A friend of my hubby's wants to buy my gun for what we paid for it new...

So, now I am in the market for a gun that will really work for me.

A neighbor of ours told hubby that he has a perfect gun for me, and he is an instructor, willing to teach me. Can't remember if he told me what the gun is...

I'll have to let you know. But I'm getting more anxious every day with the things that are going on around us, of having a gun that I would be comfortable with IF I ever needed one.

I've been watching this thread and a couple similar to it ...will continue to follow!

KCB, cool avatar. I wonder if I could "borrow" one. I wouldn't know how to
download it, if they said yes.:supergrin:

Listen Girl, you need to go shooting and pick your own gun. Find something
that makes you feel powerful and confident. YOU HAVE TO PICK IT!!!
You shouldn't own a gun for SD, that you have shot "a couple of times".
If you look around here, you'll find that several different small semi-auto's
are preferred for female carry. I carry a G26 as much as possible. Mrs.C
just switched guns a HK to I believe a SW. I'm sure she would answer
any questions. There are several small thin good single stack guns.
BUT, you have to shoot it, you have to like it, you have to trust it.
This cannot be someone elses decision. If you are trusting your life,
or your childs life to it, pick wisely.

You might look at the corneredcat.com website.
Great site for women. I love the story there
about why she carries, and the fact that it isn't because she's
afraid. I feel the same, because I carry, I am not afraid.

kcb
05-14-2010, 21:47
KCB, cool avatar. I wonder if I could "borrow" one. I wouldn't know how to
download it, if they said yes.:supergrin:

Listen Girl, you need to go shooting and pick your own gun. Find something
that makes you feel powerful and confident. YOU HAVE TO PICK IT!!!
You shouldn't own a gun for SD, that you have shot "a couple of times".
If you look around here, you'll find that several different small semi-auto's
are preferred for female carry. I carry a G26 as much as possible. Mrs.C
just switched guns a HK to I believe a SW. I'm sure she would answer
any questions. There are several small thin good single stack guns.
BUT, you have to shoot it, you have to like it, you have to trust it.
This cannot be someone elses decision. If you are trusting your life,
or your childs life to it, pick wisely.

You might look at the corneredcat.com website.
Great site for women. I love the story there
about why she carries, and the fact that it isn't because she's
afraid. I feel the same, because I carry, I am not afraid.

Thanks! I know that you are right. I want a gun that I "own". That feels like it is part of me. I need to feel confident with it.

Thank you for your input!