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smallest, lightest, EFFECTIVE revolver?

  1. my daughter is inexperienced with firearms. she's not afraid of them (she was raised in my house); but she never had a great interest in them, either. she now has reason to be.

    she understands she will need training. but as a professional woman who will be having a baby this year, training/extensive practice will likely not be as expansive as either of us would like.

    in my mind, she needs a SIMPLE, effective, LIGHTWEIGHT revolver to practice with/carry.

    What does the brain trust here recommend?

    btw...she's a pipsqueak (5'3").

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oooh...define "EFFECTIVE." A .22 is better than nothing, but obviously very weak for self-defense. .22 Magnum will hit a bit harder and be louder and scarier than .22 LR (on both sides of the gun) but very controllable. If you want the lightest, look for the S&W Airlight series.

    If she might be comfortable with an autoloader, it would be hard to get smaller and lighter than the KelTec P32 in .32 ACP.

    Best,
    Mas
     
  3. thank you, Sir! I appreciate your reply.

    We will check those out!