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  1. #31
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    What gun is best for a girl? The best answer I can give applies to all genders. Get a gun and caliber you can control and shoot accuratly and also one that you aren't affraid to shoot.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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  3. The best gun for a girl? The one her boyfriend/husband is carrying!

    The best gun for a WOMAN however would be the biggest caliber they can handle and conceal, just like men shooters

  4. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by localgirl View Post
    You're about to get a barrage of suggestions. Mine? Borrow every model you can find, try them all, choose one that's relatively compact and feels good to shoot.
    This is by far the best advice. Find one you are comfortable with. I would also suggest buying a 22 to get started the ammo is cheap and you can practice with little expense.

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    For a woman looking for a first gun:

    Step one: Decide to succeed in building the gun into your life. Many people never get the gun they buy into actual defensive service due to a variety of obstacles. You can succeed and it is very doable!

    Step two: Gather Information & Experience. You will run into much info and comments that are misleading and won't get you where you want to get. Intentionally seek out the best input you can access. There are many great suggestions on this string so far. Classes can be a great help. Make sure as best you can in advance that the quality / respect level is high. Range rentals are a big part of the answer where you have access to this service. Otherwise you may borrow from friends or family if possible.

    Step 3: Decide to make a successful Selection. Many women get that first gun not really having a strong sense that it will work out well for them but more to break the ice and see how it goes. Some people make the right pick and that gun works great for them for life and they never need to buy another unless they want to for fun or other purposes.

    Step 4: Make clear decisions about storage, vehicle use & concealed carry including access (getting to your gun) in a variety of types of clothing and situations that are a part of your life. An integrated perspective on gun keeping makes all areas simpler.

    An easy tip if it is needed: We've seen the Ruger SP101 38spl Revolver be the answer for many women. If you are not sure what to buy this is a reasonably priced sure-fire place to start that you will never regret. There are several reasons this is a great choice for a woman making her start. Fits a wide range of smaller hands. Felt recoil is reasonable due to 27 Oz weight. It is good for carry, home defense and range practice (many guns are not!) and the gun is solid, built to last. It is certainly possible to start with an automatic, it is just much harder to succeed at first and have one that works well in all three capacities, so you might end up buying more and there is not a reason to have several compact autos for self-defense. The more you have, the less familiar you are with the one you are carrying.

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  6. From what I've seen, gender has very little to do with it. Locally, an attractive young mother of two decided that she wanted to learn about shooting and safety. Not owning a gun, she took a class where the instructor brought a variety of firearms to try out and show off. She insisted on trying his .44 magnum with full power loads...something he was used to having big men showing off unwilling to fire a second shot. She apparently not only emptied the .44, but did so very accurately with good control. So really, gender has much less to do with attitude, training, and capability.

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    Actually, this is exactly the right gun for a girl, right here: GlamGuns.com! Guns for Girls and Glamorous Weaponry!

  8. So much great advice here, can't wait to see what you decide on. Best advice from me...be sure to take a gun safety course, and practice until it feels comfy & practice some more!

  9. #38
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    Ruger LCP

    The Ruger LCP is an amazing summer light clothing gun. But since it is only a .380 and when winter comes along and you have to consider BG's wearing heavy leather coats etc. Then you probably want to have a winter carry gun also.

    I have a Taurus Millennium Pro PT.145 (I don't recommend one of those because I can only carry about 6 rounds in the 10 round magazine because of an issue with the Magazine, and Taurus sent me 2 replacement magazines that do the exact same thing)

    I want to get a Ruger LC9 but would love to see Ruger come out with an LC40 or 45, which should get through winter attire.

    I have a Ruger Mark III .22 for target and as you can see given a choice after a couple of really big disappointments I am going to stick with Ruger. If I had an endless pocket I might look at SIG or Karr, but Ruger is priced right and is always, I repeat always, a good accurate, reliable, tough gun, that doesn't try to break your finger to pull the trigger.

    No I don't sell Ruger LOL, just experience.

    Now I love Remington's 1100 semi auto 12ga shotgun, but I don't think I could conceal that very well. LOL I have tried to beat that thing up in the woods and it just keeps on shooting weather I drop it, fall on it in the mud or bang it against a tree as pull it up on a string.

    Remember to take the advice above and test shoot, you can go to most ranges and rent guns, You can shoot used guns also at a range, if you are looking to buy, you will probably pay more at a Range than a gun show, but its better to get a gun you are happy with than one you got a deal on.
    CrowSnake
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    .45 Taurus Millennium Pro PT 145 - Ruger LCP .380

  10. #39
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    The only Revolvers I have are a hand cannon, .357mag with a LONG barrel made by Taurus, and a coupld of .22 revolvers, also LONG barrels so not conceal guns. The .357 makes everyone at the range stop and look cause it sounds like a cannon just went off. The .22 revolver is IMO not a good target gun cause of the time it takes to reload every few shots, I like a semi auto .22 for target cause you can have several magazines loaded and you can shoot for a long time without having to stop and re-load. But many ppl feel safer carrying a revolver as a carry gun and there is nothing wrong with that, my LCP is only a 7 bullet gun which is only one more than a .38 revolver. If you feel more comfortable carrying a revolver then that is what you should carry.
    CrowSnake
    CCW Holder Mo. - NRA - USCCA - HOG
    .45 Taurus Millennium Pro PT 145 - Ruger LCP .380

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    Now honestly that depends a lot on the women in question here, I know a couple that could carry a desert eagle, and the gun would be intimadated, although i would not carry one as a primary defence weapon the small 380s are real popular, my advice for the first time carry for a women would be the Bersa thunder 380, a little larger than most small autos, but super comfortable

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