Carry pistol for wife

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Re: Carry pistol for wife

Post by jaytwillerham » Tue May 28, 2019 12:18 pm

so what's wrong with the tried and true rolling pin?


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Post by Daniel44114 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:20 am

My wife carried a Kahr P9 for years but pulled it down/left unless she concentrated extremely hard (something that is not going to happen in a stress situation). I got her a G43 as soon as they came out and it was a match made in heaven. Center mass every time all the time. The bottom line is different guns for different people - she has to find the one she is comfortable with.

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Post by hurricanecharlie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Kel tec PMR-30
Critical defense is low flash and recoil ammo.
With 30 rounds and she doesn't get out of a jam she will need to call in an air strike.
Very light and thin.

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Post by Ben V. » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 pm

i still suggest a DA/SA revolver

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Post by Deputydave » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:33 am

chester field wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:56 am
photohause wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:27 am
Any chance that there is a range near you that rents handguns? Let her try several and ask HER what she feels comfortable with.
Just a thought.
Yeah, like I said a few times above, I wasn't just going to surprise her with something. We had been going out to different places and looking at different pistols and had already ruled a bunch of different ones out. Unfortunately not every gun is available to rent or demo, so I was just trying to do some additional leg work on what all is out there and take advantage of members' experience here.

She ended up going with an LC380 and loves it. Recoil is minimal and she has no problem with repeated shots hitting the target, and doesn't even need the grip extension. She likes that it has a manual safety and adapted to the DAO trigger right away. Lighter and smaller than the Bersa, it was a winner for her all the way around.

After having an LC9, I was surprised at how smooth the trigger is and didn't have any problems with the reset, which seems to be the major complaint on the webs. Re-acquiring the target between shots is super easy, and the sights are easy to see and maintain a good sight picture. Despite being the same gun as the LC9, it is an entirely different gun to shoot. And she is happy and comfortable with it, which is the important thing.

Thanks for the input guys. We did check out everything mentioned.
I think she made an excellent choice. The LC9(s) and LC380 are excellent pistols. Small, light, thin and have a decent capacity for a single stack design. I have a couple of LC9s pistols and they are fantastic shooters. I use to carry one off-duty until I got the Sig P365. Still like the melted-edge design of the LC series though. And the option of the manual safety is a big positive in my opinion.

My wife carries the LC9s in her purse and she likes it. However, due to some issues she is recoil sensitive. I've thought about going with the LC380 for her. Since you have/had both, how would you compare the recoil between the LC9 and the LC380? I know ammo selection is a consideration, but generally speaking is the reduction in felt recoil worth getting the LC380 over the LC9?
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