Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mbpautz762, Feb 22, 2009.
Two good rounds in any 'yote will do the job...
Little to no recoil, 20 rounds mag, very acurate, powerful enough to shoot a coyote dead and is quite a light pistol.
There are a lot of guns to choose from, but have her take the CCW classs first. She'll make a better choice afterwards.
I personally think a Glock 19 would be a great choice for her.
That FN 5.7 actuly looks like a good way to go but I have never personaly shot one. I have herad that they are light in recoil
In a "hunting" situation, where you are concealed, have time to pick and place your shot, at a close enough range, then yeah, maybe a .22 LR is enough.
As already stated in this thread, you're generally not going to have to worry about defending yourself from a healthy animal. Read about the attack on a young girl waiting on the school bus here in SC week before last. It changed my mind on slipping a .22 in my pocket for 4-legged critters on my evening walks.....
There's a question about how to protect the ears if pulling out the pistol on the spur of the moment? The .22 options are many, around here the Ruger Mk III and Browning Buckmarks are used in weekly competition, and could take a Ki-Yote? The 38 with hollow points has coyote stopping power, and the 357 would be a lot of recoil for small hands...
Both are easy to carry, and not to complicated to shoot.
A good first all around weapon for a beginner.
Cudo's to Raineys post also!
And man do I hate watching a salesman, scare a purchaser
away with all the bells, and whistles...
Woman vs Pistol
Whatever you two decide upon, make sure she can easily operate the slide. My wife enjoys shooting most of my pistols and revolvers, but she is tiny and some of my semi-auto pistols she cannot pull back the slide. For instance she cannot operate my SIG P226 but can easily use my Glock G17. As always let us know what you decide and please post PICTURES!
Why not an AR? Nothin like 40 rounds of .223 to stop a rabid pack of coyotes recoil is little.
handgun: 9mm should work, .357mag would be great as well, she can shoot soft .38 specials or full house .357mag loads. a double stack 9mm high cap would give her a little leeway, but practice is important too....and for coyote, alternate FMJ and JHP. sometimes, penetration is good...
I'm with the ones who say her gun = her choice.
What got my wife's attention was when the coyote was looking in the sliding glass door at the "dog treats" on the inside..... So.... we tuned her up with the .22 rifle we kept in the closet and put a Browning Buckmark in the barn and she popped 5 of them.
If it's really coyotes she is worried about, a .22 is fine. It is also a great way to start teaching someone to shoot a pistol.
I can't get over how may guys I see buying a full size 1911 for "my wife, girlfriend, etc" and then cannot understand why she doesn't like to shoot it. Get her out and let her shoot a bunch of stuff and then let her pick. She has to buy into whatever you get.
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