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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CAPTAIN MIKE, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. CAPTAIN MIKE

    CAPTAIN MIKE Member

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    Looking for suggestions for a first-time female gun-owner who wants an easily concealable Revolver with Crimson Trace laser grips. Any ideas?
     
  2. azgun

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    Lcr is your best bet. Small concealable and laser ready. I would recommend getting the 357mag version.
     
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  3. Inebriated

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    Caliber and price?
     
  4. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I would second the LCR. I know one woman who carries one everyday and loves it.
     
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    The two best choices I know of that fit the requirement would be the LCR or the S&W Bodyguard. Personally I'd go for the LCR.
     
  6. ScottieG59

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    I agree with those who say Ruger LCR. I have one with a Crimson Trace laser grip. It is very well made and has a great trigger. The other thing I suggest is to get some quality professional training and build on the learned skills. The short barrel revolvers are very difficult for many to shoot well. It is wise to learn things right from the beginning and build on the skills.

    Also, realize that once you get your permit, there is a great responsibility involved in being armed. I recommend carrying on your person and not in a purse. Also, for times you cannot carry into a building, having a car safe is wise. In some cases, 2 cars safes may be better, such as when you must store in a car unloaded.

    Learn not to do things such as "show and tell" with guns while you are out and about.

    Be prepared for the reason you wish to be armed with a deadly weapon. There is no half hearted way to face combat. If the time comes, you need to be mentally prepared to act without hesitation and without holding back.

    It all comes from quality training and followup training.

    Good luck.
     
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    Please read this (written by THR member Pax): http://corneredcat.com/Gun_Store_Miss_Adventures/
    She needs to be involved in the decision and needs to handle any potential choices. What may be the best gun in the world for one person may be the worst choice for another.
    If she's dead on with a .32 acp and can't hit squat with a .357 mag the 357 obviously isn't the best gun for her.
     
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    I agree with DoubleTapDrew and ScottieG59. Especially that she needs to be involved in the entire process, it's her hand it has to fit and be comfortable with. Training and practice, practice, practice.
     
  9. Millwright

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    The lady needs to handle - and most certainly shoot - any/all of the candidates in representative combat scenarios ! IMNSHO a smaller caliber the user can shoot well in a high stress situation is preferable to a "canon' they can't ! >MW
     
  10. JTHunter

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    DoubleTap - if the .38 Special or .357 is too big for the lady to handle, try her on a .380 and see how she does. The .380 would be a better option than a .32, if she can handle it.
    If she can handle the .380, check out the compact 9mm's and see if she can handle that. The 9mm ammo is going to be easier to find and more options than on the .380.
    Good luck!
     
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    CorneredCat.com is a site written by females for females about firearms. Some of the biggest mistakes concerning firearms for females are made by Boyfriends, Husbands, and some really Macho IGNORANT sales people.
     
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    concealable hand gun

    CAPTAIN MIKE: I bought a ss 640 s&w for me and put crimson trace on it and use a foubus holster or a simple pocket holster and I really like this sit-up. ((( BUT ))) I have loaned it out to 3 female members of my family and each time I had to find each one of them a gun just like it befor I could get my gun back. All 3 of them are just happy as they can be and they shoot them quite a bit. All have crimson trace lazer grip`s on them and the girls shoot them very well. I am reloading a lot more 38spc & 357`s now it is just great to be the old uncle that reloads. Oh by the way they seem to like the weight of the 640 s&w over the lighter subbies they have tried, (( go figure )). Good luck on your search. ken
     
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