What do your ladies carry?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by adriand, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. adriand

    adriand New Member

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    For those of you lucky guys that have women that carry a gun!! What are your ladies carrying? I've some what convinced my girlfriend to get her permit and to eventually get a gun to carry. Just looking for some suggestions on a good inexpensive gun for the little lady to carry. I'm wither thinking a Kahr, Kel Tec, or ,M&P.
     
  2. USMC - Retired

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    Shortly after getting married my wife stole my Bersa Thunder .380 and it has been her carry gun every since. She has been hinting though that she wants a Lady Smith revolver in .38 with Crimson Trace laser grips.

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  3. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    Mine doesn't carry but a Glock 26 would be a great choice. I have several Glocks, Sigs, and a Beretta. For a short time had a H&K. Every person who has shot my guns has always preferred the G26.
     
  4. Cavediver

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    Kahr is good, nice and small, but not "inexpensive." Bulldawg182 was kind enough to let my wife shoot his Kahr PM9; it's now on the list as her next pistol.
    She also owns an XD9sc, but it's a little too wide for most of her carry situations.

    She tried a G26 (Also courtesy of Bulldawg182 :wink: ). The grip was just the wrong length and pinshed her finger between the bottom edge and the magazine. It shoots well for her, but it's too uncomfortable for her to use in practice.

    One more thing, Kel-Tec has a place in the world, but I don't think it should be a first gun. If she's going to practice with it and get familiar with firearms, I'd look for something that's a little more solid and easy to shoot.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Smith and Wesson Scandium J Frame.
     
  6. mc30707

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    inexpensive but good quality, snubby taurus 38/357 easy to operate in an emergency situation
     
  7. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    I have a +1 (says it would +2 for the 9 mm but I can't get another one jammed in) mag extension on mine. It transitions pretty smoothly from the grip to the mag. Also keeps my pinkie from dangling off the bottom of the grip.
     
  8. glockgirl

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    i have a g19 but it is too big for me to carry.... i like the size of the new keltec 9mm but don't like the slide release on it. I usually keep the g19 in the car
     
  9. USMC - Retired

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    Sorry GG, your not allowed to post in this one because (A) your not a guy and (B) you don't have a lady.
     
  10. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    and if you do have (B)
    :ttiwwp:
     
  11. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    I have thought long and hard about picking up one of these to have for my wife in the event she needs one/wants to carry. She has trouble racking the slides on most of my autos. Up until recently I haven't kept my pistols "hot" around the house or in the car so the slide thing was a problem. I wouldn't even mind having one for me to carry sometimes. The only problem, and I have heard this from several folks, is that they kick like h#!!. I have a LEO friend who carries one on his vest as a BUG or OC when he has to go to court while off-duty. He says he loves the weight and size but it feels like getting hit in the hand with a baseball bat when you fire it. Does anyone else find this to be the case?
     
  12. EagleEye920

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    haha yep. the airweight is so light and the .38 +P let's ya know it. When we take this to the range, it gets a lot less action than others. I did put a slightly larger grip on it. just to be able to add a 3rd finger to it. helps slightly but not much.

    My wife shoots it very well. (better than me!! :oops: ) She complains of the kick after about 20-30 rounds. but a few for close quarter defense shouldn't be a problem.
     
  13. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    I might give it another look. I guess I worry that the expectation of the bigger kick might cause her too much hesitation or just cause her accuracy to be poor. I guess that is where practice comes in.
     
  14. EagleEye920

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    yeah, with practice, she'll learn to not expect the bang :) and she'll be used to the heavy kick.

    now, if I could get my wife to put the hip grip I bought on it, that'd be neat. :)
     
  15. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    ixb32 - I see your avatar - are you a G&A fan or PX4 fan? You know........I have one for for sale. LOL.
     
  16. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I have pics, but my girlfriend basically hates guns. :(
     
  17. EagleEye920

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    haha yep, I know. I have a px4 in 9mm. Remember, I put in a plug for yours a few weeks ago ;) it's a very good gun. Have you tried selling your px4 on http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/

    The cover of G&A is the subcompact that's supposed to be coming out soon. My wife has been hinting at wanting one of those \:D/
     
  18. adriand

    adriand New Member

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    I've already got a Bersa .380 for the her to use at the house but I think she should have something lightweight in a 9mm to carry. I leaning towrd the Kel tec Pf-9 but I like the capacity of the M&P 9mm compact. Gonna go check some out this weekend. I guess will have to see which one is more comfortable to her.
     
  19. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    Finally someone got the joke, sheesh people do I need to spell it out