GUN Pistol for the wife to learn...

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  1. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    I am looking for a .22 pistol for my wife to get aquainted with shooting.

    She tried my 9MM and it jumped out of her hand. It is too much for her right now.

    I would like to put a laser sight on it and possibly a scope as she really likes the scope on my Ruger .22 rifle. She can hit anything with that! The combination of the two would really impress her and make it easier for me to justify one for my 9MM home defense weapon. (the laser)

    Any how, I appreciate any input, we are looking t keep the package under $300.00, do not mind buying pre owned at all as long as it comes froma reputable dealer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    Walther P22 might be a good choice. It's got a fairly small grip which your wife will probably find more comfortable.
     
  3. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    P22 would be good, all the controls are like a standard centerfire pistol. Same with a .22/45 Ruger.
     
  4. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i would vote for a .22/45 ruger as well
     
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    A full size 9mm is too much? :mamoru:
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    We don't have your wifes hands, she needs to go to the gun store and hold them or try that. Past that though maybe she could take a shooting class locally. Small children can shoot service caliber handguns, a grown woman should have no trouble doing so with proper instruction.
     
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    Try out a Beretta 92FS 9mm see if she can shoot that...Trigger pull will be short and soft after cocking and she should easily be able to shoot with it.
     
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    Browning Buck Mark.

    Stay away from anything Ruger; Ruger handguns are an absolute fucking nightmare to disassemble and clean. Berettas have a swept grip which isn't exactly commonplace among higher-caliber handguns, so those would be out too.

    I'd say a S&W or a Browning, IMO. I've never been a big fan of the Walther, but it'd work too.
     
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    Browning Buck Mark Standard URX

    Find one of those at your local Bass Pro Shops for $299.99. I have one on layaway right now because no one has it in stock. :o

    She must be holding it wrong for the gun to jump out of her hand. What kind of gun was it?
     
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    My wife doesn't have very big hands, and she fits a G19 really well :dunno: That's what i'm thinking of getting her, but I'd like to find her a P99 to shoot first.
     
  12. Ford4Life

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    Once you take the Ruger down a few times, it's pretty easy. I can strip that gun in about 20 seconds now.
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    It's way more complicated than it needs to be, but Ruger's rimfire pistols are pretty fun to shoot.
     
  14. Keesh

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    :werd: I've gotten good at mine. It only took a couple times to learn but now it's easy.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Slightly un-related, Ruger 10/22s are the worst guns to strip. Removing the bolt isn't too bad, but putting it back is always a PITA and it's almost impossible to do without marring the shit out of the inside of the receiver.
     
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    Take her to the gun store and let her handle them all.

    Make sure she doesn't just get a p22 because it's "pretty" :rofl: Tell her to put looks aside and get the one she feels fits her hands the best.
     
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    imo the P22 is going to be the closest to a fullsize feel wise. I think it feels a lot like a mini P99. Its not super accurate, but it is a fun little gun.

    Ignore what everyone says about the Ruger MKIII's being a nightmare to strip. If you can follow directions, then you will be fine. After a couple times...its second nature.

    I sold my P22 to get a Ruger MKIII 22/45, but my primary concern was for accuracy. The Ruger is definitely more accurate that the Walther, but both are a lot of fun.

    The NEOS is a waste imo, and i've never shot the Buckmark...although it feels really good in hand.
     
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    Browning's next shipment of Buck Mark pistols is hitting retail shelves 1st/2nd week of February, just FYI. :o I'm waiting on the 7.25" Hunter model myself :o
     
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    My dad owns a P89 and you need a hammer to take the gun down. Fuck that.

    Me and the guy at the local gun shop counter tried to disassemble a brand new ... I think it was an MKIII but I can't be sure ... and couldn't do it without a hammer :mad:
     
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    Although I guess I should note I own an M&P so I'm kind of spoiled by the ability to have my gun completely field-stripped in under 15 seconds :o
     
  21. Dumbstixlars

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    My wifes like my P22 a lot, she has no trouble handling it and she has small hands.

    Field stripping Glocks > *
     
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    :)
     
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    I own a buck mark, and it really seems like the perfect pistol for this situation. It's a much higher quality, more reliable pistol than the P22, although isn't as "pretty".


    Honestly, I'd say go look at a buck mark and a ruger. Hold both, see what's more comfortable. They're both great pistols and you'll be happy with either.
     
  25. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    Thank you all for the input.

    She was shooting a Ruger P95 9mm.

    I ended up going with teh Walther P22 with laser sight. Great little gun, and very nice looking as well. Good little package for her to learn.

    Also found some 17 round clips for my P95, got two of them.
     

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