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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by PythonLeon, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. PythonLeon

    PythonLeon

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    Hello, folks. My wife has finally caught the shooting bug, and now she says she wants to carry, so help a man look good! :D Can y'all gimme a GLOCK that may suit a novice shooter, and a 4'10" slip of a woman at that?
     
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  3. PythonLeon

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    Eh, thanks, but do you mind mentioning why? XD
     
  4. Doughnutman_923

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    +1 for G26.

    Small, light, easy to carry and easy to shoot.

    The 9mm isn't as intimidating as a .40

    Plus, to most women, they may say "It looks cute" or something of the like.

    ----Or, you could go with a .380 like the Ruger LCP or Kel-Tec P3AT.

    380 is definitely not very intimidating, and a 380 frame on both of those pistol is very very easily concealed, as most women do not wear baggy shirts and pants like most men.

    Also, the 380 would be excellent to a new (or kind of new) shooter. It wouldn't produce as much of a fear of the big loud bang. Although 'dem pocket pistols are still pretty loud with the short barrel and all.

    All together, I would recommend either the G26 or a 380 such as one of those two models or something similar.


    Good luck.
     
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  5. Grillz

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    Well, how does the little lady plan on carrying? If she wants to IWB then thickness will be a bit of an issue since she's the size of a 7th grader. I'd suggest something thin, like a PPS, or even an LC9 since they have a smaller profile.
    If the gal wants to carry in her purse, then I would advocate carrying something a bit beefier and higher capacity. A G26 would be great, but just be sure her lipstick tube doesn't get in the trigger guard in her purse (ie- get a holster).
     
  6. evilspringer

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    If she hasn't shot before, I would say get a .22 and teach her the basics. Have here take a basic firearms class. Please don't take this wrong, but she will most likely listen more to an instructor than you. Then take her to a range that rents different types of pistols and let her choose what feels good to her and comfortable to shoot for her.
     
  7. PythonLeon

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    TBH, she has no idea, but I'm pushing for open until she gets some real solid training time with it. Last two times I went too the range, we rented her a USP9, and she did pretty well with it.
     
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    Gen4 G19. Still light. Can get all fingers on grip. My Gen4 G19 'seems' to recoil less than a Gen3 G19.

    and 15+1
     
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  9. barth

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    Take her to the range and rent a variety of guns.
    Only she can decide what she's comfortable and proficient with.
    And that will only come from experience.

    Happy Easter BTW
     
  10. PythonLeon

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    Not likely. I've handled one of those things, and it's not for her. This is the woman who can barely get her fingers around a rolled up newspaper, using both hands. She's not touching a Gen-ANYTHING G19.
     
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    Kahr PM/CM 9 or P/CW9. Both slim in 9mm and easily concealed plus very easy to shoot. In my opinion Glock does not make a truly woman friendly gun. My wife carries a 26 but she is 5'10" and knows to dress around the gun and has a brommeland max con v


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  12. PythonLeon

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    What do you guys think about the Kimber Solo? She saw one in the gun store and immediately said 'ooh, that's cute'.
     
  13. barth

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    Yup, shinny.
    It's a SA striker and has an external saftey.
    You have to carry cocked and locked like a 1911.

    For a newbie?
    I'd run away from that one.
     
  14. evilspringer

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    My daughter is 4'-10" and about 100-110 lbs. I have a Gen4 G19, G30 and XDsc9 and my wife has a S&W M&P 9c and compact 1911. All of those guns she is going to have a very difficult time carrying IWB. She can learn to dress around it but at 21 yrs old, not likely going to happen much. Right now we are leaning towards a Kahr CM9 or PPS or even Keltec PF9.
     
  15. PythonLeon

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    Makes sense, so thanks. Happy Passover and god bless. :)
     
  16. barth

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    She may need to think purse carry?
    And don't forget to look at an air weight Centennial J-frame too.
    11.1 oz empty 13.5 loaded with 5 135 gr GDHP Short Barrel 38 +P.
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  17. evilspringer

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    Problem is she hardly carries a purse.
    I have looked at those and the LCR's
     
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    show her this video, and then browse her other ones. She shows the pistols she has and carries and how she carries them.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/ogGBPVk5GQk[/ame]
     
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    I'd recommend a Ruger LCP. I used to have one and its very easy to incorporate into almost any wardrobe
     
  20. barth

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    Maybe it's time to start.
    Would let her dress with style.
    And she could carry just about anything she likes.
    Nothing in the pockets is a sweet thing.

    Carrying a gun is supposed to be comforting, not comfortable.
    We have to be willing to change things to carry every day.