Concealable Handgun For My Wife?
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    Concealable Handgun For My Wife?

    Looking for a concealable handgun for my spouse. I'm considering one of the three:

    Walther PPK/S (she likes the look and that it has an external safety)
    Kahr P380
    Ruger LCP

    However I was wondering if there was an option in a .40 S&W that is just as small as the .380 models? The reason I ask is because I have a Glock 23 and it would be great to be able to shoot the same rounds. Most of the 9mm/.40S&W subcompacts I've come across are all bigger than the .380s.

    Any recommendations or feedback is much appreciated.

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    I have a kahr p40 pretty much the same size as the p380 recoil is medium range I would recommend finding a pistol range that has these that you could test fire before you drop some cash only to find out it's to much for her. I will add that the Kahr has no safety other than your trigger finger so that makes it a point and shoot gun

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    My wife likes to shoot but she is not a gun officianado. I don't feel comfortable that she would remember the idiosynchracies of an auto. I keep her interested in little revolvers because it's point and shoot. She'll be having to worry about other things without having to worry about a safety or a stovepipe if she does shoot.

    Point and shoot, no fuss no muss. They like the way the little autos look but you can also find a cute little wheel gun she will also fall in love with.

    Just my 2 cents.

    KK

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    None of the above. Get her a Sig P238. Wonderful to shoot, accurate, readily concealable; for a semi-auto, not that complicated, and very reliable. And if she's not comfortable in condition 1, you can carry in condition 3 with a safety on, too. I have one, love it, and have only heard good things about this gun from other women who carry it.

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    I don't think that anyone is making any .40 as small as an lcp380.
    You also may want to check out the new .380 Taurus. It is like an lcp.
    It is the 738 series, but it is pretty nice, slide locks back on last round, comes with a nice belt pouch, & (I think)2 mags. It will probably be my next purchase. I have heard good reports about them.
    I have had one in my hand but haven't shot one.
    Here is a link to it Taurus International Manufacturing Inc
    Karl
    Keep your finger out of the trigger guard, until you are on target and ready to shoot! Always Remember, Safety First! MoShootingStar.com

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    I would say your best bet is to take her to an indoor range that has multiple guns to try out. Many of them have a variety on hand for shooters to "rent" or "try" so that you can see how they feel in your hand and how they feel when you shoot them. There is no way to say what will be best for her based on someone elses experience. In my case, most of the concealed carry .380's don't work well for me because, even as a woman, my hands are too big for them and it makes them not only uncomfortable to shoot, but actually dangerous as I can't get a good grip on the gun because only 2 fingers will fit on the grip. I own a s&w .380 body guard and I have issues with this. I have the .38 spl body guard also, and LOVE IT. One of my favorites is my Walther p22 in pink digital camo. In my opinion, the ONLY pink gun that doesn't make me want to puke and doesn't look like pepto bismol barbie doll pink! My absolute favorite is my kimber 45 acp 1911 custom ultra cdp with laser grips. It is SWEEEEET! Whatever you choose, before you buy anything, she needs to fit it to her hand and if she hasn't shot much, she needs to put at least a box of ammo through several different ones to see what SHE likes and is comfortable with. :) That is just my 2 cents. Hope it helped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samefly View Post
    Any recommendations or feedback is much appreciated.
    Get her the gun that SHE wants.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Lareina Saindon View Post
    I would say your best bet is to take her to an indoor range that has multiple guns to try out. Many of them have a variety on hand for shooters to "rent" or "try" so that you can see how they feel in your hand and how they feel when you shoot them. There is no way to say what will be best for her based on someone elses experience. In my case, most of the concealed carry .380's don't work well for me because, even as a woman, my hands are too big for them and it makes them not only uncomfortable to shoot, but actually dangerous as I can't get a good grip on the gun because only 2 fingers will fit on the grip. I own a s&w .380 body guard and I have issues with this. I have the .38 spl body guard also, and LOVE IT. One of my favorites is my Walther p22 in pink digital camo. In my opinion, the ONLY pink gun that doesn't make me want to puke and doesn't look like pepto bismol barbie doll pink! My absolute favorite is my kimber 45 acp 1911 custom ultra cdp with laser grips. It is SWEEEEET! Whatever you choose, before you buy anything, she needs to fit it to her hand and if she hasn't shot much, she needs to put at least a box of ammo through several different ones to see what SHE likes and is comfortable with. :) That is just my 2 cents. Hope it helped!
    Agreed about the Kimber. Have one of those, too, and it is Sweet! A little heavy, but then again, I never forget I am carrying.

  10. sometimes heavy is better, less recoil! :) Big mistake a lot of women make is buying an ultra light so that they don't have to deal with carrying a heavy gun, then they won't shoot it because the recoil is too much for them. Same thing with 2" vs 4" barrel on revolvers.

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    I agree with the thought that it's for her let her decide what works for her everyone will say what they have is the best only because they own it. But I will say that yea Kimbers are very nice guns but way over priced. Just my opinion

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