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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by macanudo14, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. macanudo14

    macanudo14 Member

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    I'm looking for a .22lr handgun for my girlfriend. She's afraid to shoot my M&P 40 and she won't shoot her brother's Bersa Thunder .380. So gimme some suggestions, I wanna try and get her one for christmas.
     
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    S&W, or Taurus, short barrel wheel gun.
     
  3. viking499

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    My wife likes here 4" buckmark.
     
  4. mosesv2

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    Browning Buckmark Micro URX.

    Comfortable, lightweight, accurate, great trigger, great sights, superb magazines....

    Actually, any Buckmark will work nicely, but the Micro is nice and compact..

    Here is a pic (LINK)

    M
     
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    Nice job Viking- I agree!!
     
  6. Thernlund

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    Used Ruger MKII.


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  7. 22-rimfire

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    I would suggest the Browning Buckmark, or a heavier Ruger Mark III with the 5.5" bull barrel. The Smith 22A would be okay as well.

    I generally like heavier 22's because they shoot nicely. But I'm a guy. So suggestions lean toward something lighter even though I threw in my personal favorite for the money, the Ruger.
     
  8. Shawnee

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    Does your girlfriend want a pistol ?
     
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    +1 Does she want one, or do you want her to have one? :eek: Been there.

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  10. stalkingbear

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    g/f gun?

    If you choose a semiauto for her,get a ruger mk 2 or mk3. In double action revolvers,a s&w airweight kit gun or taurus Ti,and single action,ruger super single six is only viable choice. All these choices are assuming she wants a .22.
     
  11. cellar dwellar

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    My wife was afraid/did not like shooting my 9mm or .38. I bought her a .22 Beretta Neos for about $200. After a few weeks with the .22, she now shoots the 9mm and even .40 with out a problem. In fact the .40 is her favorite.
    Try the Neos.
     
  12. Cokeman

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    Walther P22

    It's the coolest .22 pistol.
     
  13. markmc753

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    firestorm 22 pistol... looks/feels like the bersa 380 (same manufacturer) .. Durable, accurate, easy to maintain
     
  14. CajunBass

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    What he said.

    Or a Ruger
     
  15. ks farmboy

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    WALTHER P22. nicely balanced and fun to shoot. no complaints.
     
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    I just picked up a Walther p22 this week as the small grip fits my girlfriends hands perfectly.
     
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    Was at the range last week w/my Buckmark & 1911. Guy next to me was shooting his .40. He let his wife try it - and one shot "cured" her of wanting a second shot. She had also tried his airweight .38. Didn't want anything to do with pistols.

    I heard the conversation during a "cease fire," and offered my .22 for her to try. I showed her the difference between the .40, the .38, and the .22. She agreed to try it...

    ...and she had a lot of fun emptying the mag downrange when the range was called open again. I offered to let her shoot for a while, but she declined. However, she and her husband did ask where to get a Buckmark like mine.

    Perhaps I helped win back a new shooter. Good call, going for the .22. What's the worst thing that could happen - she could still hate it, in which case YOU get a new .22 :D

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    My wife loves our inherited .22 Colt Woodsman.
     
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    Beretta NEOS.
    My daughter carry's a 1911 nad won't go near any .380. Says they recoil too much.

    AFS
     
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    My wife loves my K-22 revolver but she has always been more comfortable with a revolver over a semi-auto.
     
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