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Old 05-05-2015, 12:16 AM  
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I'm looking to buy a good handgun for a woman who is competent but hasn't ever really used a weapon before, something for self defense in the house mostly.

Looking for a gun with stopping power that's easy to use and is reliable and would appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 05-05-2015, 12:33 AM  
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Re: Good Handgun For A Woman?


Any quality gun in .380 caliber or a Lady Smith and Wesson are my choices for my wife to use. The Lady Smith in the hammer less variety is good looking gun, comes in pink too.

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Re: Good Handgun For A Woman?


Beretta makes a good quality .380, as does Taurus and Walther of course.

I think Israeli arms still make the Baby Eagle in .380.

No, that is in .40 cal. .40 cal. is another good choice too come to think of it.

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I'm looking to buy a good handgun for a woman who is competent but hasn't ever really used a weapon before, something for self defense in the house mostly.

Looking for a gun with stopping power that's easy to use and is reliable and would appreciate any suggestions.

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9mm. I got one for the wife to be able to shoot. It isn't so big that she gets scared to shoot but has some punch for stopping power.

It's the Beretta 9mm px4 storm.
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I would also add that ammo is cheap and always available for a 9mm as well
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https://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/pmr-30/pistol/

keep it clean. Otherwise get a glock 40 or 9mm
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J insisted on getting an old '54 S&W .38 revolver.

Then, I bought a little Taurus .380

She loves how lightweight and compact it is and doesn't even take the revolver out anymore (which is why I got it ...for her)

I am firm believer in the idea that a .380, accurately and persistently directed at vital areas, has plenty of "stopping power".
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px4 storm x2.

And not just because of this.



That's just an added bonus.
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I got for my wife 53921 Off Duty, made by Charter arm, great gun, worry free, hammerless, and she is doing very well with it when I take her to the range
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Any quality gun in .380 caliber or a Lady Smith and Wesson are my choices for my wife to use. The Lady Smith in the hammer less variety is good looking gun, comes in pink too.

Andy.
I have the Airweight version of the S&W as a carry. There's several variants of those. Ladyweight, Airweight, Chief's Special et al.

When you MUST have something that WILL fire (and that's what self-defense is all about, isn't it!!!), wheels are the choice. "Stovepipe jam", "Won't return" "I forgot to slide the rack" and "Failed to feed" are unknown in the revolver world.
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I bought mine a S&W Lady Smith but she prefers to go shooting with my Glock 9m and loves to shoot my Super Redhawk 44 mag.Go figure.They're women.
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My wife also has a Lady Smith .38 special. She doesn't like to shoot it though. She likes my SA XD .45. But there is also a 20 ga behind the door just in case.
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Re: Good Handgun For A Woman?


Glocks are nice guns but my wife has a hard time racking the slide. Just a thought. It's always loaded and one in the chamber but if it failed to fire, it's hard for her to address that.

Keep in mind she's not carrying it, this is just at home.
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Anyone can rack the 22mag I posted.

For hunting I still prefer a wheel gun. Any other use, there are a lot of good choices.
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My wife carries a Ruger LC.380. She carries most days and likes the light weight. I need to find her a better holster is her biggest complaint.
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My wife carries either a Taurus TCP .380 or a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 as her concealed carries, both are nice guns for a woman. If you are looking for a gun strictly for home defense pistols are a good choice but in my opinion the way to go is a shotgun modified for home defense. I have a Mossberg model 500 with a rear pistol grip, buttstock, pump with a hand loop, and an 18"barrel. Loaded up with buck shot, no need to be a practiced shot - just point and shoot.
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Is she left handed? If she is consider a revolver. I'm used to the cartridge discharge across ymy line of sight. My daughter who is left handed prefers a revolver, she does not like the cartridge crossing in front of her.

My wife likes her old 32, she thinks it's cute.

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38 snub nose. In house its short distance and will ALWAYS fire.

Fancy guns are nice but if not shot regularly, too complex.
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Ruger LCR revolver in 9mm. Dead simple operation. Reliable, easy to shoot, natural point of aim accuracy, ammo selection for anything you want to do. Cheap and well made.

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