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Help me pick a pistol for my girlfriend!!! Opinion time!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BearAZ737, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. BearAZ737

    BearAZ737 Member

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    So I have a little dilemma. I am torn between two pistols, I plan on letting my girlfriend carry it.

    A S&W 6906 and a FN BDA 380..

    Let me hear what you guys think of the two pistols and if you have one your experiences.

    Ease of carry, weight, ammo availability, value, accessories, etc

    Not really interested in the 9 vs 380 debate because she will have 12-13 rounds with each pistol anyway :)
     
  2. o Unforgiven o

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  3. Skribs

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    The big question: has she held and fired both of these yet? Has she given you any input?
     
  4. creeper1956

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    If that's the choice, and she doesn't get to choose her own gun... then which ever gun she's most comfortable and proficent with.

    Seriously... you do know that your post reads like your GF has no choice in the matter, don't you? :uhoh:
     
  5. psyopspec

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    I'm confused. It's going to be her pistol, but you're the one that's torn? Maybe take a look at www.corneredcat.com and have her do some browsing there too.
     
  6. Apachedriver

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    ^^^^^What he said x10.^^^^^
     
  7. Coop45

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    Wouldn't it be easier to decide on the gun and find a girlfriend that fit the gun?
     
  8. Skribs

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    Isn't there a sticky on this forum about how to let her pick?
     
  9. Shadow 7D

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    WAY WAY WAY wrong way to approach this
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=564531

    Your job is to hold her purse and hand over the cash....
    and keep the counter monkey from bull****ting her into an inapropriate gun

    general rule
    larger the caliber the heavier the recoil
    the smaller the gun the more the recoil (physically, a mouse gun or '2 finger" pocket gun is something that takes shooting to be good with)
    the lighter the gun the more the recoil...

    Consider an airweight .357 vs. a Hi Point C9
    and you will see my point.


    And firstly, and lastly
    is your Girlfriend willing and ABLE to take a life?
    this is a decision that must be arrived at BEFORE you get into trouble
     
  10. Certaindeaf

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    How will she "carry it"? Purse? Gun belt? Stroller? Maybe let her carry both for however long and let her decide which she prefers.
    They are both good guns, it's all about how to use them and mindset.
     
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    if your looking at a 380,ppk stainless,
     
  12. Apachedriver

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    Generally, it's been my experience that when someone is torn between which one to give away, it's because they really want to keep both for themselves.

    In this case, this just allows her to look at various points of consideration and to pick for her own situation.
     
  13. Plan2Live

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    She can also check out Faliaphotography on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGBPVk5GQk Tiny little woman showing various carry methods. Good stuff for the ladies.

    I agree with others, this shouldn't be your choice, it's hers.
     
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    +1 on the cornered cat website.
     
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    If I wrote on a public forum what I will "let my wife do" I'd be on the couch.

    But to answer your question:
    If SHE is to carry it and SHE is to use it, care for it and train with it, shouldn't SHE make the choice?
     
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    Any gun

    Any gun she shoots VERY well and will actually carry.

    Up to you to set her up with options [ any and all handguns included ].

    Lots of range and PRACTICAL combat training,then she is GTG.
     
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    I believe the message is clear, but just in case it isn't to the OP:

    SHE NEEDS TO PICK OUT HER GUN AFTER THE BOTH OF YOU READ WWW.THECORNEREDCAT.COM

    otherwise there will never be peace in your house
     
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    Your one step up from me.. I wouldn't be allowed in the house... LOL


    OP
    Read the sticky http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=564531
    and the other suggestions.
     
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    You better get with her. She`s the one going to handle it. Go to a Gun store,Bass Pro ,where ever and let her feel the weapons. " I like it" has a lot to do with the end results.
     
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    The right answer is already here, but I'll add my voice.

    If she's gonna carry it, she gets to choose it. You have three roles: 1) guide her early research if she's uninitiated, 2) step back while she deepens her research and makes a choice, and 3) pay.

    Handing a woman a gun that she knows you really bought for yourself (and believe me, she'll know) and letting her carry it virtually guarantees that she won't carry it. Sounds like maybe that's what the OP has in mind.
     
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    Get an M9.. it seems all the gals in the military choose that one.
     
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    As most have already said, she's the one that needs to pick it and be comfortable with it since she'll be the one shooting. If the 2 that you stated are 2 that she is also deciding from, then let her shoot them and decide. I personally would do the S&W 6906 but thats what fits me. I have the 6904 which is the same gun but not stainless and its great 'for me'. Its all about the fit for her. If she doesn't like either of those choices then take her to the gun store and let her pick one out.
     
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    It would do you BOTH good to go to Kathy's
    site, the cornered cat, as advised in post #5.
     
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    And if you can get her trigger time (your guns, borrowed or rented guns) before you buy, you are MUCH better off. My wife held a Ruger LC9 and really wanted one, so I got one. THREE shots later, she was done. I grabbed every 9mm rental at the range, and she shot 'em all - and is very happy with her new S&W M&P 9c. Holding one and shooting it are two very different things.
     
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