GUN 21 yo female seeks quality, comfortable handgun:

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  1. vintage82

    vintage82 we fuck you

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    21 year old female
    Never owned a firearm
    Willing to spend ~$300-500
    Looking for something legal, obviously, and will have concealed weapons license
    Has shot the following:
    .9 FireStar 1911 (did excellent)
    .40 Sig (did good)
    .45 Glock (did excellent, seem to do a bit better aim-wise with a heavier gun)
    some kinda 308 rifle (das' a hooge bitch)

    In addition to just plain loving shooting, I want to invest in a firearm for personal protection. Living alone can be teh scary! :eek3: Thanks in advance.
     
  2. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Just Glock it!!!!! Try a baby Glock. 26 or 27 model
     
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    20 yo male seeks 21 yo female interested in firearms.

    G26 would be my choice if you're able to actually hold it properly in your hand and still reach the trigger. a lot of females have problems with this because their hands are small and their fingers are short, but since you did well with the .45 glock, i wouldn't worry about it. the G26 would also be the easiest to conceal on a woman's body, being the smallest of the glock frames, and would still have the best capacity given the size. you would be able to conceal it not only in a purse or bag, but also probably on your person when wearing the right clothes.

    i don't think that sig is small enough by any means.
     
  5. itchiban

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    She mentions being able to shoot better with "heavier" gun. Thats why I didnt say a sub compact. the p229 isnt a VERY heavy gun, but the bigger framed guns are going to be easier for a novice to shoot with. And we all know, Being able to hit a target > concealability. And when she becomes a more experienced shooter she can use the sig for home and get something like a kel-tec p32 for carry.

    Just the path i'd take anyways. Best Idea is to just shoot and try as many guns as you can. Try different calibers for them all (although im going to say to stick with 9mm.) Look at different holsters for different guns and how well they will conceal. Good Luck!
     
  6. kellyclan

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    You may consider the P9 9mm pistols made by Kahr. They're available in a heavier stainless frame, and their smaller grips are usually favored with the ladies. They're also a great balance of practical size vs concealability.

    SIG pistols are also available in 9mm, .40 and .45, and the model P239 is ideal for your purpose but with a max budget of $500, you'll really have to hunt for a bargin on a used one.

    The Glock 26 (9mm) and Glock 27 (.40) are also fine choices for all reasons aforementioned. Also add the Glock 36 which is a narrowed framed .45.

    You may also want to consider a Smith & Wesson, Colt or Ruger revolver. The S&W Model 13 or 640 are ideal, in your price range, and don't require as much maintenence as the semi-automatic Glocks, SIGs, Kahrs, etc.
     
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    -RUNNR Insanely truthful

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    My wife carries a Taurus Millenium PT-111, 9mm. Small enough to fit her hand well, small enough to easily conceal. VERY light even fully loaded.

    The Millenium series also include a .45 (PT-145) if you want a bit stronger round.
     
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    Redmouse Just looking...

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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I got my Sig for 500 :cool:
     
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    Score on the advice and input guys! I definitely want to shoot more before I invest, but knowing what to use at the range will give me a head start when it comes time to go shopping!

    And word on the shooting in Aurora. I'll have to PM you some time! :bigthumb:
     
  12. J812MANY

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    Sig P230 or P239
     
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    Fuck the trash euro release on the 230

    239 is a good choice :)
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Get a Glock and be done with it.
     
  16. J812MANY

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    The 230 is compact and slim, not too much felt recoil, SA/DA, .380 has close to the stopping power of 9mm, its simple to use, and do you really think you'll need more than 8 rounds in the average confrontation?

    The 239 is almost twice as big as the 230, much harder to carry.
     
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    :werd: OP -----> RP conversion :eek3:
     
  18. kellyclan

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    All leg humping to the main forum, please. :o [​IMG]

    :big grin:
     
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    Only one other mentioned this, but I'd go with a revolver. A Ruger GP-100, in .357, with a four-inch barrel has a good weight (not too heavy, but still substantial), easy concealability, they're built like a tank and easily fit within your indicated price range. One of the few guns designed by the manufacturer to handle +P+ loads. Plus, you can shoot .38s (cheap ammo) for practice out of the same gun with no modifications.
     

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