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Wife looking for a new gun.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ithaca_deerslayer, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. My wife is looking for a new gun. I'm not sure for what function. Maybe concealed carry and shooting (IDPA) and some instructing (NRA basic pistol, and both inside the home and outside the home self-defenses, often teaching other women).

    She already has:
    Ruger GP100, .357mag
    Beretta 92 compact, 9mm
    Springfield EMP, 9mm
    Smith & Wesson 637, .38spl
    Ruger LCP, .380
    Smith & Wesson 2206, .22
    They all work well and are reliable, and she can shoot them well.

    She does not like the squaty grip on my G26, but likes the grip and the way my G17 g4 shoots for her, so is thinking about a G19 g4. She doesn't like the looks of Glocks at all, and isn't sure if she can get over that, but she does like their reliability.

    Similarly, she does not like the short grip on my PM9, but otherwise likes how it shoots and how it carries so is considering a CW9.

    She also likes how the Beretta PX4 compact 9mm feels (hasn't shot one), and is considering that one.

    She thought she'd like a Beretta Nano, but didn't like it when she finally held one in the gun store. Also didn't like the way the SIG 290 held.

    She's thinking she might take a look at the Walther P22 (not for carry, but instructing).

    We had talked about a Beretta bobcat .22 for instructing, but she doesn't seem interested in that model for this purchase. Similarly had thought about a S&W .22 j-frame for instructing, but she doesn't like how expensive they are, and she doesn't want a Taurus.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    She can get anything she wants, as far as I'm concerned, for any reason (doesn't have to be practical). I think the Walther P22 is more interesting and cool and useful for instructing, but I'm not opposed to anyone's continued search for the ultimate carry gun. I also think a Beretta bobcat .22 would be neato to have. Same with a j-frame .22. But it really doesn't matter to me what she gets, or if she even gets anything.

    Thanks :)
  2. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    What did you do?

    Ruger Single Six. Add a single action to the collection. Nice to be able to demonstrate it also.

  3. Comedian


    Aug 3, 2010
    HK P30 or Walther PPQ.
  4. emopunker2004

    emopunker2004 Da Jaila'

    Apr 17, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I vote the CW9 only because that's the next gun on my list
  5. I have a single action .22 revolver she takes for permit safety class demonstration, but I won't let her use it for live fire instruction because it is not a transfer bar type.

    So that's actually a good suggestion. Thanks, she'll read this thread and give it a thought!
  6. Chup


    Feb 11, 2008
    N. Ohio
    I like Revolvers but, If I were in the market for a Semi-Auto, I would look at a Ruger SR9c
  7. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Beretta Px4, Sig P226, 8,9, P238, 9. 1911 in .45 at whatever price point she wants.
  8. Glock 17.

    Anything else is a compromise.

  9. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I only want to wish her luck on the decision. Every decision like this, in our family, takes a lot of input and time. I'm sure she will find what she wants. (and then you should put some "goodies" on it for her)
  10. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

    May 1, 2010
    Las Vegas
    1911's are always nice, also the Sig P220, or Sig P239. Lots of nice guns out there, she should go to a gun store and figure out what she wants.
  11. Ftttu


    Dec 19, 2011
    Glock 19, Sig P229, Walther PPQ, H&K P30 or H&K P2000 all in 9 mm. I took my sister out to a gun store here in Houston a couple of days ago where the salesman spent an hour with her, showing her all of the newer weapons out. Then we went to a gun range where she shot the P220 and the P30. She would have shot more but it just cost so darned much. She liked the P30 for firing but she was way more accurate with the P229. She will go back when she can and shoot the others listed above so she can make her final decision.
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    FNP or FNX in 9mm.
  13. Oh, believe me, she has no problem going to a gun store :)

    Too many nice guns, that's probably the problem!
  14. We haven't looked at those yet, anything especially nice about them to be aware of?
  15. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    So let me get this straight - neither you nor her can figure out what to buy next?
    And you have no idea why she wants one - might I suggest asking first?

    And if she doesn't know...
    How about nothing then? Just buy ammo and go shoot.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  16. Are you married? I thought this was the normal level of communication in a marriage. Of course I've asked her what and why.

    The nothing is a good idea, but her birthday is coming up. Ammo and vaccum cleaners bags don't count. It's got to be a something, but I prefer she pick out what she wants. I could pick, but it is for her. I don't know what she wants.
  17. jr05


    Jun 9, 2007

    Take your pic, they would all be an excellent choice.
  18. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
  19. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I know I want one...
  20. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Jun 29, 2010
    The G19 gen4 for the smaller grips. You said she did not like the grips on the G26 has she ever shot one. They will grow on you very fast.