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    Woman's carry pistol

    Looking into getting the little lady a carry pistol for archery and shed hunting. Smaller gal. Any thoughts on caliber/pistol selections? Like something with stopping power but won't scare her to shoot. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beav906 View Post
    Looking into getting the little lady a carry pistol for archery and shed hunting. Smaller gal. Any thoughts on caliber/pistol selections? Like something with stopping power but won't scare her to shoot. Thanks!
    My wife packs a 5" 1911 in 45 Auto when were out hiking, It's got enough weight to it that the recoil is pretty tame, she also carry's a Sig p238 in .380 auto for everyday carry and she says it's recoil is substantially worse and harder to hold on to. I'm not a fan of these plastic guns these days, I've had a Glock, M&P and XDm and I hated all of them. Just personal preference though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beav906 View Post
    Looking into getting the little lady a carry pistol for archery and shed hunting. Smaller gal. Any thoughts on caliber/pistol selections? Like something with stopping power but won't scare her to shoot. Thanks!
    My wife shoots a SCCY Gen II in 9mm. Made in the USA, cheap, and shoots very well. We have put around 1000 rounds through it and haven't had a single jam or misfire. Recoil is minimal with standard 9mm factory ammo. It is a double action semi-auto. The long trigger pull is the safety. In a high stress situation you just pull the trigger instead of worrying about a safety.

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    Something that won't scare her, with stopping power. Stopping power for what? Bears, human predators? If you want to lessen the felt recoil you have to up the weight. A 1911 in 10mm or perhaps a Ruger revolver in .357 mag/.38spl. A .45 acp won't be much of a bear deterent, a 10mm would. If you could find a S&W mountain gun in .41 mag. well that'd work.

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    Before I would recommend anything, I would want to know how much she has shot. Not just long guns, pistols too.
    If she hasn't shot handguns much, then get her on the range.
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    My wife shoots a ruger lcr in 38 special. I hate it but she loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerm8352 View Post
    My wife shoots a ruger lcr in 38 special. I hate it but she loves it.
    If she is comfortable and proficient with it why change? Shooting +Ps in it would be what I would do. I teach lots of women and when you get a lady that "loves" one, stick with it. The +P will have more recoil (and stopping power), so getting her shooting them in the LCR would be what I would do.

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