Wife's First Pistol

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  1. FrancoRanch

    FrancoRanch

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    Hello All !

    Looking for suggestions for my wifes first pistol.
    She is a brand new shooter (yeah, this country boy married a city girl)
    I have taken her to shoot my Model 22, it's too much for her.

    Any suggestions?

    MOdel 19?

    I am looking for one that does not scare her, or kick too much.

    Any intelligent responses would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. rich n

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    26 small & sweet shooter
     

  3. MarioS

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    Take her out to the range and rent a few, or bring a few of yours. Your girl might surprise you as to what she gets scared by (or doesn't get scared by). A G19 might be a good choice.

    *Edit: Missed the part where you said she didn't like the G22. In that case, G19 or G26 definitely. Did she like the Glock platform (or polymer, striker fired pistols in general)?
     
  4. FrancoRanch

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    How much more does the 26 kick than the 19?
     
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    My wife has a 19 and just loves it..
     
  7. ronin.45

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    Is this going to be a carry gun? A home defense gun? A range plinker?
    If she can handle a 9mm a 19 or 26 would probably be fine assuming it fits her. If it's just for range use get her a .22lr they are cheap to shoot and will let her gradually get used to shooting. Starting her with a .40 is about the worst thing you can do when introducing a new shooter to the sport. It is uncomfortable for some experienced shooters so it is more likely to scare her away from shooting than get her hooked.
     
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    Maybe a steel revolver that shoots .38 special. It will be heavier than the Glocks so less recoil and the .38 should be far less frightening than the .357.
     
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    My wife has trouble with my G23 but does fine with a G19.

    But definately let her try several different models. Your wife might even prefer something other than a Glock. Try out a few to see what fits her hands and she she can shoot well.
     
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    G19 or G26...
     
  11. Markasaurus

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    For as small as it is the kick is quite bearable (and i have small hands). But since you asked, if she is anything like almost all the women i know, i'd get a pistol with a safety catch. I never take the glock anywhere with a round in the chamber, only when i am about to shoot a target do i lock and load. With no smear on women intended, I would not want any wife of mine carrying with one in the chamber and no safety - it would make me nervous. And really, no way are most women strong enough and have presence of mind enough to carry one empty chamber - she'd be fumbling trying to cock it at the worst possible time. So i'd get a pistol like a springfield compact that has a safety. Also if a wife of mine had to pack heat, i think i'd also move.
     
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    Where is the Glock:dunno:
     
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    I just bought my GF a G26 and she LOVES it. She prefers the finger grip extension though (but doesnt mind it without). You CANNOT go wrong with a G19 or a G26. If it will ever be a carry gun I'd go with the G26.
     
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    95% of the G19 shooters GT are WOMEN:outtahere:


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    What gun has no safety?
     
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    My wife didnt like my G19 (either of them) so im going to try her out on a Kel-Tec PF9.
     
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    Just because you are afraid to carry a Glock with a round in the chamber it doesn't make it inherently dangerous. You can't transfer your fear to a woman you don't know let alone women in general. If she has been trained properly a round in the chamber is always the best carry method.
     
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    first, what makes Springfields any safer to carry than a Glock? the backstrap safety? guess what, grab the gun and you've already disengaged that.

    carry loaded, and carry it in a HOLSTER! I don't know about you but it sure sucks to have my 23 just stuck in my underwear, and even the crappiest $15 holster I have covers the trigger.
     
  20. FrancoRanch

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    I did some looking around today and found the following prices(my local area):

    G17 FXS $642

    G19 $589

    G26 Night Sites $ 730

    G34 Tactical Rail, Ext. Slide Stop, Ext. Mag Release, 5.4" Barrel $760

    Comments?
     
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