Anyway, in another thread, I mentioned I MADE my wife go shoot. After a little crying and much foot stamping my wife still hates guns *snicker*. She then went on to tell me how much she dislikes the trigger pull and grip on a Sig. The Glock 17 with the trigger safety made it easier too shoot. She hit 6 out of 10 round center mass after the range officer taught her the proper stance. Then described her noob feelings about shooting downrange. All the while I'm giggling, like a little school girl, listening to someone that is trying HARD to convince themselves they dislike guns "BUT....."
So, I started looking at slimmer grips and stumbled across the SR9c. I love Ruger. Yes, I know the big idiot said some stupid crap ala "civilians should not have high cap weapons." Yeah, whatever. They are selling 17 round clips and I enjoy my .45 ACP. If you guys have some advice for a nice gun for small to medium size hands it would be greatly appreciated.
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SR9, like all Ruger's, is well-built and tough. Ruger makes a lot of very utilitarian weapons.
Ruger triggers tend to be stiff, with a lot of take-up. it takes some getting used to. This will not have a dainty grip, though.
9mm weapons for people with small hands?
Kahr has a whole line of them as well.
Check my reviews as well. i think there are a few of them in there..
I'll look through your reviews again thanks. I agree with you on the trigger pull. For some reason, I'm weird and prefer that when I shoot. Then again, the gun would be for my wife and her comfort is my priority. If she enjoys shooting, it'll become a family affair at that point.
Bill Ruger passed away, the company started making hi-caps again. Boycoting them now only means missing out on fantastic new offerings like their scout carbine and the toughest, best valued revolvers on the market.
While not a CCW weapon by any stretch (or even a moder defensive arm), I'd love a Bisley Black Hawk in .357 myself.
If their new ploymer framed offerings are as reliable as their P-Series autos were, I think they'd be worth the price tag for sure!
A buddy of mine has a Walther P-99. Shoots like a dream, and the grip is what I would call luxurious. It's more of a full-frame gun, though, so if concealment is a concern...
Originally Posted by It is Fake
The other "nice" 9mm I have some experience with is the Glock 26. Cute gun, kicks a bit more than I thought it would. A different buddy bought it for his fiance, but I've heard it's a maintenance nightmare, and personally I like to have all my fingers around the grip.
I have always like the Walther P99 ergonomics.
Here is a thread that maybe helpful to you
the Kahr K9 seems to keep coming up but I haven't handled one myself.
No, not about concealment at all. Just looking at different guns that will feel comfortable in her hands. Also, one that I might like to shoot as well. I don't like Glocks. It is a really good gun, but just never feels completely comfortable in my hands. If a Glock is what she continues to like, I'll just need to get used to one.
Opps I forgot to mention that my Wife whose hands are so small she complains about the XBox controllers can handle the Walther P99 fine.
I'm waiting to see that very thing; I had one of the earlier (1996) P-85s and loved it. It was overweight but I loved the feel, look, accuracy and dependability of that thing. Ruger has always built quality firearms.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
The SR9c has got the look.
I'm not a fan either, but I carry one on duty because they are dependable and pretty much idiot-proof. They definitely won't win any fashion shows.
Originally Posted by It is Fake