GUN Need WMDs carry pistol recommendations for a female

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My girl has expressed that she is considered starting to carry when she turns 21 in a couple months. (I am a horrible influence aren't I :mamoru:)

    Anyways I was trying to figure a good first carry gun for her and talked to her a bit about what she likes and does not like, how she would carry it ect.

    Basically it would be carried in a purse (I guess it is harder for women to conceal on their body.) In a separate compartment. Or something along those lines.

    So here is a quick list of requirements. It should weigh roughly as much or less than my loaded j-frame or a browning hi-power. It should have an external safety, so no glock, xd, or j-frame (or anything else that relies on an internal safety, grip safety, double trigger safety or heavy ass trigger pull.) Shorter is better, but no longer than a hi-power. It should be a manageable round 9mm or maybe 45, nothing like a .357 mag, again she doesn't like my j-frame even with 38 spl. Preferably a semi-auto, revolvers would be fine too, but especially with a revolver no external hammer (internal decocking mechanism would be nice too.)

    Of my guns (well and one is hers) she likes, the marlin 336 in 30-30, the RIA 1911 in 45acp, the Browning Hi-power in 9mm and the heritage arms SA 22lr revolver.

    What brand is a reliable and as accurate as you need it to be for carry hi-power or hi-power clone?

    Cliff: Recommend a good carry gun that is not a j-frame and has an external safety mechanism.
     
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    I would say either a 1911 or a Hi-power, since she alredy seems to like those two. Also, a purse gives way more lee-way as to what can be concealed.
     
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    Find a weapon she is comfortable and proficient with, then find a way for her to conceal it. My wife carries a XD40sc. She practices with a XD9. Same manual of arms.
     
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    Walther?
     
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    Just let her try a bunch and go with whatever she likes best. It sounds like she's already on the way to liking a bhp or 1911.
     
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    :eek4: Perhaps the ugliest handgun ever created by a major gun manafactuer.
     
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    Yup, best thing is go to a range or shop that has a lot of guns she can handle. She'll find one eventually she likes. Remember, she's a women, so she has to like it for her to carry it.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    :werd: believe me I know. That's why I had to post all those requirements and not just what is good for stopping trouble.
     
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    1. this is (give or take a few ounces): 1 pound. based on this, most steel frame firearms are ruled out.
    2. this ruled out glock, XD, kahr, keltec, and other popular CC guns
    3. shorter = better...starting to be narrowed down to a compact 1911
    4. 9mm or .45, still good for a small 1911
    5. semi auto: small 1911

    the kimber carry series or maybe a springfield EMP would be good, but you would need to rethink your weight limitations.
     
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    :mamoru: Funny cause my buddy bought the fullsize cause "it looks badass it's so mean and it's the gun Bond uses in the new movie I read it on imdb.."

    I got online for like 5min and found out it wasn't the gun Bond had at all... and he started with all the I don't care it looks cool and I want to be able to interchange mags w/ my other gun. :squint:

    I'd say M&P Compact but he wants an external safety..and small+ safety is why the PX4 came to mind...

    How about a Kimber Ultra Carry?
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    http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols/ultracarry/ultracarry.php
     
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    or HK P7.
    That is what my GF carries. She really likes the grip safety & the way the gun decocks by just taking the pressure off.

    She used to be really leery about carrying with one in the pipe, but once I showed her how safe the gun design is she was sold.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Oh, with all that in mind...Glock 26.
     
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    nice but way too much
     
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    how bout one of those Springfield EMPs 9mm?
     
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    they want an external safety, which means no glock.
     
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    KELTEC 380.
     
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    uh... Trigger is external sir :noes::noes:
     
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    Did either of you read his first post?

     
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    no glock
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Ya think?
     

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