by Teddy Jacobson, Pistolsmith
Sugarland, TX
reprinted with permission

I have received many phone calls about this very subject. I have thought about this and even made a video on this subject years ago. The requirements for women are quite different than the average man. Most women are recoil sensitive. Many women like nice looking semi autos like the James Bond Walther, but this is not practical, they also like fancy wood grips.

There are only 3 semi autos that I know of that are easy for most women to rack the slide.

One is the Beretta 92F (9mm) which is a wide grip large frame handgun that uses a 13 lb. recoil spring which makes it ...

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