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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    When introducing my wife to shooting, we went to the range and had her try a bunch of rental guns.
    Ultimately, she chose a Glock G19 9mm.

    The whole "380 because she's a girl" thing is absurd.
    Must spread rep etc...
    Gun control isn't about guns...it's about control

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Take her to a range and rent some guns, try the 380 ez shield. Little sig might be a challenge for her.
    This is exactly the right idea! Be a real sport and pick up the range fees and ammo costs as part of the Christmas gift also!

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    The OP never even hinted as to the purpose of said "frail girl gun", so anything suggested is just swinging wildly at an answer.

    Need more info.
    Carry gun? House gun? Plinking gun?

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Good call, something I overlooked and went right to the choice of firearm.
    Imagine my surprise when all the usual suspects had not yet replied.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    It's been a few years so there are a lot more choices but my wife handled a lot of guns at the shop and decided she liked the Bersa Thunder best. Other than paying for it with some money I won in a gun raffle, I had no say in the matter, she was getting what she liked, not what I thought she should have.

    Dale

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Best .380 for a petite female?

    No refunds on guns - don’t make a costly mistake !
    Take her to a reputable gun shop She needs to find a gun she can operate and fits her hand. And of course firstly - the “pirpose” for this gun. If for home /range. - have her get the biggest heaviest gun she can comfortably handle. The bigger/heavier the gun, the tamer the recoil.

    I am a female with smallish hands and a gun shop owner recently asked what I was doing with such a big gun - cz shadow 2. I have carpal tunnel diagnosed in both hands and prefer less recoil and slamming now. 9mm my choice for defense.

    And suggest an NRA basic pistol class to start. If she has not had training.

    Better yet - buy her a 22lr pistiol like a Ruger mark IV. Or Sr22. Or a revolver like. Gp100 in 22lr if she prefers revolvers and she can train first and later on buy her choice of defense pistol if that’s her purpose for one.

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