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Kel Tec Advice

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CCantu357, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. JRWhit

    JRWhit Member

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    As stated by others, I had the same problem fitting my mother with a handgun. Her weaker hands prevented her from being able to rack the slide of the P3AT and she wasn't able to overcome how snappy it was. That translated into not hitting the target. The larger frame guns gave her the same problem, she couldn't rack the slide,but could manage the recoil. Heavier frame revolvers fatigued her wrist from the weight and after about 8-10 shots she was no longer able to squeeze the trigger double action, and would have to cock the hammer first. What she finally found a liking in was a light weight hammerless 38 special +P. She was able to manage recoil, squeeze the trigger, and hit the target without her hands and wrists becoming fatigued.
    Her personal preference drove her to the Ruger LCR.
    Point is not what she ended up with, but how many she tried before she got there.
     
  2. welshdude

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    Was going to suggest the Ruger LCR, but the above poster beat me to it. There's a really nice youtube review of the LCR .22 mag. It's the newest version. In the video the reviewer shot the LCR in .22lr, 38 sp. and .22 mag. The camera angle was such that the recoil was clearly shown. The .22 mag and .22 lr were very close. The mag has a 6 rd barrel while the lr has an 8 rd. Like others have said, try many and pick one, but the LCR in .22 mag would be my recommendation. Simple, low recoil and a hot round w/good penetration.
     
  3. weblance

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    The lightest recoiling .380 is the Sig P238. Less felt recoil than my Bersa Thunder. Its also an easy gun to rack. Many women find the Sig P238 an easy gun to handle
     
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