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Old 09-24-2010, 06:34 AM   #31
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1911. All that needs to be said
She's 5'1".......pretty tiny. A 1911 MIGHT be a bit bulky for her.

I've intentionally stayed out of this thread so far, but remember, it's not a thread on what YOU like and carry, it's a thread on small weapon advice for a petite woman.

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Hey Delta!

One woman to another, here's what I would recommend that you do.
Find a local indoor firing range, buy some time and try several different pistols in different calibers.
Many ranges will rent you a pistol and sell you a small amount of ammunition in anticipation of a sale.

Another thing I would like to STRONGLY encourage you to do is to find attend a firearms safety course before purchasing a weapon. You will learn a lot about not only the laws in your state but safety of course, which is paramount.

I have several handguns that I carry, depending on my mood I guess. They range from a small .38 Smith & Wesson, .357, 9mm and a .45 auto. Each has it's own personality and characteristics. Each also has it's own quirks.

One has the convenience of being small enough to fit in my back pocket while the next is like an extension of my hand and is a joy to shoot. Yet another is sexy as hell and easy to rapid fire, has ambidextrous magazine releases and is easy to break down. All fit my hands pretty well, but one fits the best of all and is the most comfortable to shoot.

Where I'm going with this is that buying a firearm is like buying a vehicle or a pair of boots. It has to fit. You have to try it out before making a decision. If you're not comfortable with it, you'll be less inclined to use it.

I've had a few that didn't fit. I sold them - bought Jeep parts!

Happy Hunting!

Oh, I would recommend that you look at the Springfield XD .45, Walther P99, Ruger GP100 or a S&W featherweight .38.
Both of the last two would be relatively easy to conceal and fit a smaller hand but all fit my hands pretty well. Seriously, get some range time in, try some out. You'll find one that suits you. There isn't a darn thing wrong with a little gal, packing a big gun!

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #33
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A buddy had a .45 Glock that literally fell apart in his hands. The pin that held the trigger mechanism in slid out and the way those guns are made, pretty much all the guts just fell apart. I'm not a fan of any gun that uses composites, personally. Just seems like your asking for trouble down the road where a metal part is working with a composite part. I also greatly prefer the older stuff, so my opinion is a little biased.
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I have been a gun entusiast for 16 years. I have owned plenty of handguns, rifles adn shotguns. My concealed carry weapon used to be a Kimber Ultra Carry Pistol. But I now have a new favorite pitol that I carry day and night becasue it is accurate, reliable, powerful and compact. You can shoot it thru your pocket if you need to without concern for snaggin the slide.

The Ruger LCR .38 revolver. It is 13 ounces and fits in the palm of my hand but at 7 - 10 yards I have the shot radius of a quarter. Outstanding weapon.

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Ohhhhhh.... that looks NICEEE!
I love Rugers, just love them.

I might have to go have a look at one of those.
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Just right for a petite lady....

ZOOM-RUGER LCP™ .380 PISTOL


RUGER LCP™ .380 PISTOL
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you only say that because you can't shoot.
im curious...have you actually done a comparison shooting btwn the glock and comparible springfield?
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Meh... .380
I wouldn't go smaller than a 9mm, even then would rather have at least a .38.
I think a .380 is just too dang little. Not enough "punch".
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torture test

on a springfield XD......interesting read.

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY

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I have been a gun entusiast for 16 years. I have owned plenty of handguns, rifles adn shotguns. My concealed carry weapon used to be a Kimber Ultra Carry Pistol. But I now have a new favorite pitol that I carry day and night becasue it is accurate, reliable, powerful and compact. You can shoot it thru your pocket if you need to without concern for snaggin the slide.

The Ruger LCR .38 revolver. It is 13 ounces and fits in the palm of my hand but at 7 - 10 yards I have the shot radius of a quarter. Outstanding weapon.

ive been lookin at these with some interest here lately. glad you brought it up

Ruger® LCR™ Double-Action Revolver Models

if i go this route, i believe id opt for the .357 mag. mainly cause i already have one in a single action revolver, and i like that it can shoot the cheaper .38 sp. caliber. i like to keep guns of same caliber. lot less different sizes and boxes of shells sitting around.

i do like that .357 caliber. plenty of punch. yet user friendly
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Walther P99, adjustable grips, fits a woman's hands nicely, many nice features including ease of use and break down, and dead sexy to look at.
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^^^^Walther makes a pretty good weapon. I've got a suppressed P22 that's an absolute blast to shoot. One of my favorite plinkers that I own.
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I have taken three gun safety classes and already have my concealed carry just wanted some peoples opinions and personal experiences. Shot a few different ones this week, like the smith and wesson m&p, had a nice fit and the p238 was absolutely so much fun to shoot. I want both, haha.
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I have taken three gun safety classes and already have my concealed carry just wanted some peoples opinions and personal experiences. Shot a few different ones this week, like the smith and wesson m&p, had a nice fit and the p238 was absolutely so much fun to shoot. I want both, haha.
Keep it up, shoot as many as you can before you buy. that way you know what you like. because in reality my opinion, or the opinion of anyone else is only worth what you paid for it.

For a self defense firearm I suggest once you buy it you shoot it, and you shoot it often. You know what real estate agents say "location, location, location". well that's true when you want to stop a threat. if you can get into some shooting competitions, they will put a little "stress" on you while shooting, to help show you how it feels to shoot under duress. granted there is nothing like the real thing, but you perform how you practice...if shit hits the fan being prepared is the only way to be.

you might look at a walther, for smaller hands, they feel GREAT. If you like how revolvers trigger pull feels (long and linear) then try a Kahr. another fantastic firearm for concealment. I literally grew up in a gun store. so I'm full of opinions...I'm trying to leave those out as much as possible. reaching your own opinion is important.
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She's 5'1".......pretty tiny. A 1911 MIGHT be a bit bulky for her.

I've intentionally stayed out of this thread so far, but remember, it's not a thread on what YOU like and carry, it's a thread on small weapon advice for a petite woman.
Well I didnt read it all thats why I said that. But thats just my choice.

My dad has a Glock 30. Its a great gun .45 ACP. But once again I didnt read any of this so Im not sure if shes lookings for a cetain caliber
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and once you purchase your weapon of choice, I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend the Super Tuck Holster from Cross Breed Holsters. I have one for my Kimber Ultra Cary and they are making one right now for my Ruger LCR. You can have on a shirt and tie or blouse or whatever and a perp could not see your weapon. OH by the way I meant the shirt TUCKED IN!!
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Sig Sauer is a top pick for elite military and police services around the world. I wouldn't trade my P226 for any other pistol.
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Walther P99, adjustable grips, fits a woman's hands nicely, many nice features including ease of use and break down, and dead sexy to look at.
that's the .22?
my idiot neighbor bought one because he wanted something that was cheap to shoot. he ended up selling it dirt cheap to buy booze. i just wish he would have told me first!!
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That is the 9mm. It is on the slide.

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that's the .22?
my idiot neighbor bought one because he wanted something that was cheap to shoot. he ended up selling it dirt cheap to buy booze. i just wish he would have told me first!!
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That is the 9mm. It is on the slide.
ahhh, i see it now once i blow the picture up.
his .22 was a nice, inexpensive gun.
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ahhh, i see it now once i blow the picture up.
his .22 was a nice, inexpensive gun.
Ruger MkII will shoot cirlces around the Walter P22...but they are tons of fun with a supressor.
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Ruger MkII will shoot cirlces around the Walter P22...but they are tons of fun with a supressor.
Depends ENTIRELY on who's pulling the trigger. I can get great groups with my suppressed P22.

(short range......15m)
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my father owns a ruger mk ii target pistol. you want to talk about a nice shooting weapon!!
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This video shows two things.

1. That looks like a nice concealed carry set-up.
2. Black shirts won't print like lighter colored shirts will. He's smart that he shot his video with a black shirt. Makes it look more impressive.
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If u want a .380 look at the walther pk .380 it is really nice
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Ruger MkII will shoot cirlces around the Walter P22...but they are tons of fun with a supressor.

i agree.

i have a P22. and for a small .22 its does very well. and the walthers do have a nice "feel" to them.

i havent had the opportunity to shoot the P99 yet.
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A .380 is better then nothing at all.

IMO .40 is a perfect round. Decent accuracy at ranges, multiple round in the magazine and great stopping power

You can always look at the stubby 1911 .45.

My personal fav would be a Sig p220 but its a full size pistol.
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check out the omega model 100 .22 cal short , I always have mine leg strapped under my dress when I go out to the ball. actually Ive never shot it, its so poorly constructed Im not sure I ever will


My dads got a beretta m9 nicest Ive ever shot

like the others said try as many as you can then pick what you want
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There is so much miss information in this thread I don't know where to start.

Delta sounds like you have more knowledge than most of the people who have tried to help you.

Find a local dealer not a box store. Sounds like you have it narrowed down. Just buy one and lots of ammo and don't stop shooting.

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