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Old 11-10-2012, 21:38   #1
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First SD Handgun for Petite Female

Hi Mas

My wife isn't a shooter like me, and for the first time she expressed an interest in getting a SD handgun for herself.

Could you give me some recommendations on what would make a good first gun?

I'm thinking a Kahr 9mm, Sig P239 9mm or .38 revolver, but would like to get your thoughts on the matter.

Thanks.

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Old 11-10-2012, 23:55   #2
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Ira, any of the above can be workable choices. Much more important will be letting her try different guns at a gun club or a rental range, and letting her pick what SHE is most comfortable with...getting her training in shooting and mindset...and letting her progress at her own pace.

Be happy that she has come to a logical decision. Be supportive. Please come back later and let us know how it all went.

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Old 11-13-2012, 22:36   #3
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Thanks Mas.

If we go with the snub nose revolver, are the makes and models you'd recommend?
Also, I assume a .38 snub loaded with a decent SD load is going to kick a lot more that a 9mm Kahr...is this true? I ask because there aren't any rental ranges nearby.

Thanks again.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:19   #4
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You're correct, recoil is going to be distinctly sharper with the small lightweight .38. All-steel S&W or Ruger SP101 will probably prove to be the most controllable and the least punishing.

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