For small hands

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  1. hamburger

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    I'm looking for a 9mm pistol for someone who has smaller hands than I. Not neccesarily a 9mm, but nothing smaller then a 9mm like a .380acp. Those guns can get tiny. Almost toy-like tiny.

    So, my lady friend who wants a handgun has trouble reaching the trigger of Glocks (21sf, 22 & 27), Sig p226, Beretta 92, Walter p99 and a 1911. The p99 has a tiny handle, but the trigger is still to far away for her to hold it properly. If the distance from the trigger was closer to the back strap, then she would probably be holding it by the "web" of the hand. The Glocks' trigger distance gave her a blister on the thumb knuckle as a result of compensating for reach.

    Everywhere search comes up with results for a smaller handles such as single stack pistols, but can't find anything for handguns where the trigger sit at rest closer to the back strap.

    Example of what i need is a G21sf vs G21. Only a lot more extreme.

    Any suggestion on semi-auto pistols is appreciated.
     
  2. Jon_R

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    My wife had access to many of the major options and what felt the best to her was the Springfield XD.

    She was picking from 1911s, 9mm Glocks, M&Ps, Berretta 92, and Sig 226 and XD felt the right size for her smaller hands. This was before the Gen 4 glocks came out.
     

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    Sig P239 is single stack and available in 9mm.
     
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    Why not a single stack? Eight rounds in a gun that fits her is better than 19 in a gun that doesn't. I would look into the Kahr T9 or K9.
     
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    The Ruger SR9 C is a good choice,it has a short trigger reach and recoil is very manageble,my wifehandles mine quite well.
     
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    Sig P229e2 9mm . The measurement at the girth of my P239 w/stock plastic grips and the 229/e2 are the SAME @ (5-3/8in) (136.53mm) . Come with the reduced reach trigger(RRT) , short reset trigger(SRT) , 3-15rd mags and night sights. To add , the reach from back strap to center of the trigger is 3 inches .

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  7. hamburger

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    The width of the handle is not as much an issue as trigger reach. The glock 30 and the glock 36 has the same distance from trigger to back strap.
     
  8. hamburger

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    to rdf339:

    I was looking into the E2's but they are so hard to find around me maybe because they're so so new.
     
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    Sorry there isn't one around you . If she had a P226 on the list then the E2 would be a smart move due to the grip being small hands friendly.
     
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  11. simmy952

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    If wanting 9mm, try a Sig P6 or a M&P 9c. The M&P have the interchangeable backs and fit my small hands well. I had to send my G27 to Coldbore for a grip reduction till it felt right. The M&P felt right with the small backstrap.
     
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    Very true and the Walther PPS is a very nice and thin 9mm .
     
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    small hands?
    Glock 19
    Glock 26
    Browning Hipower
    S&W 3913
    S&W CS9
    1911 with short trigger
    Beretta 92 compact type 'M'
     
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    How about a Browning Hi-Power? Most female-friendly grip/trigger reach of any hi-cap 9mm, in my opinion.
     
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    Sig P225

    Sig P239

    Sig P6 if on a budget
     
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    Springfield Armory EMP. Hands down one of the very best guns for small hands/short fingers (like my wife's hands). Since it was designed from the ground up around the 9mm, the reach to the trigger is much less than on a regular 1911.
     
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    The Sig P239 and Walther PPS are two of the smallest grip 9mm's I've ever shot.
     
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    I'd say try a Browning HP (or FN) first, then a Kahr. Also, check a G19 Gen4. (A lot of people trash talk the Gen4 guns, but my Gen4 has ~1500 rounds through it with only two ejection problems.) Lastly, I had a Taurus 24/7 for a while that was a very trim feeling gun. It had a bit of a break in period, but after 300 rounds and several thorough cleanings it was shooting pretty reliably. I was ready to get rid of it by that time though. Oh, what about a Springfield EMP?
     
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    But the width will increase the length to the trigger.

    Anyway, small hand friendly would be a Browning HiPower. Some of the DA/SA guns like a CZ-75 might be manageable for her in SA mode, but the DA trigger is going to be an issue.

    What about a revolver? I know it's not a new semi-auto, but a K-frame Smith and Wesson or a Ruger Six-series can be fit to small hands with the right grips. Also, the GP-100 with its post instead of grip frame can be made fairly compact.
     
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