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Old 10-23-2009, 19:28   #1
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Need some help, for the wife

My wife(14 years together) is, or WAS not really into guns that much. I never pressured her etc. about getting a gun but today she finally came to me and said that she thought it was about time. I was so shocked I about leaked on myselfWomen's Issues But then she told me what has led up to this.Women's Issues See below..

Ok, today was a very sad day for my wife. This was one of her co-workers. Story here: http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/65817237.html#

There has been lots of crime happening around the area that she works. I am always scared that something is going to happen. I am not so much worried about fist to fist combat because she has been a kickboxer for many many years, and she can throw some dukes. But thats worthless against things that go bang. She is already making plans for us to go to a range.

I am curious to see what the females carry here. She jokingly said she really wanted a "pink" gun, but I have seen them before but cant remember where. With Christmas right around the corner, I think this would be a great gift along with the CCW course so she can get her permit.

Please help me figure out a good carry weapon for her. Hopefully PINKWomen's Issues I am leaning more towards a revolver just because it is simple.

Thanks guys and gals in advance!!!!!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 20:45   #2
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She has to decide on a carry gun herself, you can't make the choice for her. Take her to a gun range to try out different firearms.

My GF bought her first pistol, a 9mm Julie Goloski edition M&P, a few weeks ago.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:54   #3
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RyanSBHF hit the nail on the head. Even when I was a shooting coach I couldn't tell which gun a new shooter would shoot or like best until she had shot several different ones. Many times the new shooter ended up liking the one she thought she wouldn't.

Can you take her to a range where she can try different ones?
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Old 10-26-2009, 00:48   #4
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You can always buy pink gun paint for any weapon she likes after you buy it...

http://www.duracoat-finishes.com/

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:43   #5
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all my wifes guns are pink: pistol pink frame stainless slide, rem 700 pink white and black camo, ar pink furniture, she loves it and if it keeps he shooting im all for it.
i tell her if she ever has to use one any hit will be fatal when the person finds out they were hit with a pink gun they will die of embarrassment.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:52   #6
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My wife of 40 years has been a shooter since we were married. Her favorite has been the G23 for several years. I got her an LCP, she likes the size but the jury is still out. She says the kick is worse than the G23.
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Old 10-26-2009, 19:00   #7
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Pink guns?

Funny you should mention pink. My wife turned up her nose at the idea, but I was at a range today and a couple of guys and a couple of women were talking ... All good shooters. One of the women had just come off the range with a target which looked like a swarm of .45's the size of a baseball had torn through the center all at once.

Seems like one of the women liked the idea of a pink pistol, because she not only wanted to defend herself, but thought any guy who tried to attack her should be ashamed of himself ... and a pink gun would just rub it in that he was taken by a woman!

I guess she was sort of kidding -- but maybe not really, you know?

Then one of the guys, a LEO, said there were a couple of female officers on the force who actually carried pink handcuffs (probably as an extra) and actually used them on guys they arrested that acted like real jerks. Same theory: rubbing it in, and its embarrassing to have folks see them cuffed in pink.

We were all laughing -- gotta keep it light -- but it occurred to me that these were also some pretty tough ladies. As a guy, kinda makes you want to think differently about pink. (Hmmm... not sure of the regs on those cuffs, though. ...)

Regarding choice of guns, don't discount revolvers. Depending on how much she wants to shoot, the simplicity of a revolver can be real-life practical, and still kind of "friendly" at the same time. Thinking back, Wife and I both started out on revolvers, at different times, for those reasons.

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Old 10-26-2009, 19:07   #8
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My wife(14 years together) is, or WAS not really into guns that much. I never pressured her etc. about getting a gun but today she finally came to me and said that she thought it was about time. I was so shocked I about leaked on myselfWomen's Issues But then she told me what has led up to this.Women's Issues See below..

Ok, today was a very sad day for my wife. This was one of her co-workers. Story here: http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/65817237.html#

There has been lots of crime happening around the area that she works. I am always scared that something is going to happen. I am not so much worried about fist to fist combat because she has been a kickboxer for many many years, and she can throw some dukes. But thats worthless against things that go bang. She is already making plans for us to go to a range.

I am curious to see what the females carry here. She jokingly said she really wanted a "pink" gun, but I have seen them before but cant remember where. With Christmas right around the corner, I think this would be a great gift along with the CCW course so she can get her permit.

Please help me figure out a good carry weapon for her. Hopefully PINKWomen's Issues I am leaning more towards a revolver just because it is simple.

Thanks guys and gals in advance!!!!!!
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I tried to buy my wife a handgun that I thought would be best for her. I failed badly. After shooting many pistols and a few revolvers, she picked the G19. She is very good with it, and it is now her carry weapon. Good luck.
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Old 10-27-2009, 16:02   #9
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Don't pick a gun for her. Take her to the range and let her try everything and choose for herself. My husband dislikes shooting my gun and I'm not happy with his Glocks... I have carried an HK USP Compact 9mm for the last 10+ years - basically since they started making the Compact, I think. I am contemplating painting every firearm I own either pink or purple, to make them less attractive to thieves... among other reasons.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:38   #10
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I am curious to see what the females carry here. She jokingly said she really wanted a "pink" gun, but I have seen them before but cant remember where. With Christmas right around the corner, I think this would be a great gift along with the CCW course so she can get her permit.

Please help me figure out a good carry weapon for her. Hopefully PINKWomen's Issues I am leaning more towards a revolver just because it is simple.

Thanks guys and gals in advance!!!!!!

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Sorry for your wife's loss.

Like others have said, don't try to pick out your wife's gun. Let her pick out one herself. She needs to shoot several. We rented several. I started my wife out with a Glock 26 due to the size and concealablity. She doesn't like Glocks because they are too wide and don't fit her hand. I didn't like the 26 either because of the short grip and it hurt my hand when it recoiled.

It took me about two days to decide on my G23. It took her forever to decide. This was worse than shopping for a purse.
She finally decided on a Walther PPS 9 mm. But her favorite is the S & W 1911 .45 she bought.

Just because she is a lady doesn't mean she will want a revolver. I think that is a big stereotype.

Have fun. My wife and I love going to the range together. She is a dang good shot, too.

She would die before she bought a pink gun, though. That's fine with me, cause I like to shoot hers too.
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Old 10-28-2009, 16:31   #11
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All these threads I read say something along the lines of, "Go rent a gun and use it at the range..." I must say I truly envy everyone who lives somewhere they can do this. I wish my little town had a place to.
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Old 10-28-2009, 20:39   #12
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Hoo boy, don't choose the gun for her. My friend absolutely HATES my old 38 j-frame. Beats her up. She likes my Sig 220 best and always asks "do you have ammo for it?" when we head to the range. My Kahr K9 is a close second.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:24   #13
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If you don't have the option of renting a gun at the range, let her try your guns(s) and guns of any friends who are willing to help out.

I personally like my Sig 239 and have hated any revolver I have shot. My hubbies XD(M) is okay - I shoot well with it, but it is not as comfortable as my Sig. I am now getting used to a Glock 17 to use in classes and maybe competition (I'd rather use the Sig, but for several practical purposes, the Glock will be better).

Anyway, as others have said, she has to choose her own.
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:19   #14
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My mom tried about 20 guns before she settled on hers (tried s&w 3913, 39, 64ls, bhp, 1911 commander, glock 19, etc). She settled on an H&K USP 40 compact. She is a lefty and the mag release was the seller for her.

My wife tried a few and settled on a Sig P239, kept if for a few years and one day at the range shot my Glock26 with pierce +1 ext on it. I no longer have a Glock 26......
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