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    My daughter is about to be 21 and old enough for her CCW.

    She is very good with guns, not afraid of them, safe and a really good shot.
    However she is hesitant to carry a gun because of it being uncomfortable or not easy to hide well. She wears everything from jeans and a t-shirt to dressing up all fancy.
    Also she has a much younger brother (8 years old) who is around all the time.

    I am looking for suggestions on a small, automatic hand gun (.380 or larger) that is reliable, easy to use under pressure, and safe to carry. Because a younger child is often around the house I also want one that is safe when she takes it off at night. For example a decocker would be great. I like the fact mine wont fire the one in the chamber if I drop the clip.

    Then I am looking for ways she can carry that will make her more comfortable (thus more willing to carry).
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    I am not a lady so hope you do not mind me inserting my 2 cents worth. Have you, she considered a small 5 shot revolver like the Smith and Wesson 642? Small, light weight and easy to conceal with no external hammer. Both my wife and daughter carry one. If she goes that way tell her to be sure and get it with out the internal lock. They come both ways now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I am not a lady so hope you do not mind me inserting my 2 cents worth. Have you, she considered a small 5 shot revolver like the Smith and Wesson 642? Small, light weight and easy to conceal with no external hammer. Both my wife and daughter carry one. If she goes that way tell her to be sure and get it with out the internal lock. They come both ways now.
    I am open to every ones ideas.

    Personally I am not a fan of hammerless revolvers, but that may be a good idea for her. something to think about and look at.
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  5. I have no experience with them, but how about the Bersa Thunder .380? It has a safety/decocker. Or the Ruger LCP? Honestly your options are growing everyday with the small concealeable pistols coming out. I believe SIG has come out with a nifty .380 also

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    Quote Originally Posted by dockman View Post
    I have no experience with them, but how about the Bersa Thunder .380? It has a safety/decocker. Or the Ruger LCP? Honestly your options are growing everyday with the small concealeable pistols coming out. I believe SIG has come out with a nifty .380 also
    I carry the Bersa Thunder Plus .380 in either an Uncle Mikes or a Crossbreed Super Tuck and I love it, but she says that is to bulky to carry.

    I think a Super Tuck is great for her when she is wearing jeans even without a belt, but it wouldn't work for dresses or slacks
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    Don't mess with Mama!

    My wife has no fear with her two little friends: Blackie and Red:



    But seriously - A Charter Arms undercover in a pocket holster or inside the pants clip-on works very well in almost any purse or pocket. The charter arms undercover revolver with Barami Hip grips also is very simple and secure to carry.

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    My wife has no fear with her little frineds Blackie and Red.


    But seriously, A small J-frame in a pocket holster or a inside the pants clip-on works very well in almost amy purse or pocket. It does not have to be "inside the pants" to work well.

    She likes a Charter Arms Undercover in .38 special

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    My suggestion is the Walther PPS. It's only 1.04" at it's widest point, which is the slide stop. Standard flush magazine holds 6 9mm, or 5 .40 S&W. There are two more magazine sizes, each with additional finger grips, which increase mag capacity by one and two, respectively. It also has a small and large backstrap, and the gun can't fire with the backstrap removed, which may alleviate her worries with the 8 year old around.

    Here's a good review from gunblast.com: http://www.gunblast.com/Walther-PPS.htm
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    I am not a female but I carry a Kel-Tec P-3AT or a Ruger LCP as my daily carry and really like both (they are virtually identical). .380 seems to becoming more acceptable as the ammo gets better and these are light, simple, point and shoot self defense powerhouses that fit nearly anywhere. Good long double actiona for safety. I also carry a PM9 from time to time and it seems like it weighs a ton after getting used to the "mouse guns".

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    I'm a woman and I carry 2 semi-automatics: Colt 1911 .45 and Beretta 92 SB Compact 9mm. I see no reason to carry anything less powerful or smaller. People are no less threatening or dangerous just because I may be smaller than a man. I feel that I am able to mitigate harm to my person or to my family with what I carry.

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