Wifey Got Her CWL Today!

Wifey Got Her CWL Today!

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    Wifey Got Her CWL Today!

    Hi everyone. My wife finally got her paperwork back and got her license today.

    Now I need you to help find a gun that she will carry. She doesn't like her Kahr p9 because theres no safety on it. She has very small hands. She doesn't like the kel-tec either. The only thing she has found that she likes is the Colt Mustang, but I can't find one of those at a reasonable price. Any Ideas?

    We looked at the S&W J-frame(I think), one of the ones with the internal hammer. She kinda liked that, but I'm worried about how well it will conceal on a small framed person.
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    Limatunes is 5'5" and 107 lbs and conceals a 3" Kimber CDP Ultra .45...

    You still get the safety features of a Mustang, and still have a more effective caliber.

    Checkout the Springfield EMP in 9mm, or any other 3" 1911

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    Congrats on the wife's CWL! Now comes the hard (but fun) part, finding the right gun.
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    Her Comfort - Her Choice

    The best thing to do is take her shopping and let her handle as many firearms as possible. If you can, take her to a range that rents guns and let her try them out. When it comes down to it, her comfort with the firearm is the most important.

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    there are very few small non 1911 guns that have a saftey out there.
    i got the kimber ultra aegis and love it. go with one of the small 1911s like that if you can afford it. im pretty small around the waist as well and have no problems with it. its small and feels GREAT.
    im sure she could conceal a j frame if she likes them. i personally cant stand the revolvers trigger pull but if she likes it then go for it. just get laser grips on it if ya do.

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    I think she'd be fine with the 642 if she doesn't mind the recoil. The trigger pull is long, but it's no problem if you're not use to a more sensitive trigger. I've had revolvers all my life and I didn't notice a big difference when I got my 642.
    It conceals well and is light. I think its a great gun for a lady.

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    The only thing she has found that she likes is the Colt Mustang, but I can't find one of those at a reasonable price. Any Ideas?
    What is the reasonable price of your wife's ability to protect herself?

    I'm not opposed to good deals, but this may be dollar smart and safety foolish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    What is the reasonable price of your wife's ability to protect herself?

    I'm not opposed to good deals, but this may be dollar smart and safety foolish.
    Would you pay $900ish for a Colt Mustang? Prices range from $500 -$1000. $500-$600 fine, but if all that's available are the ones from $600 up, forget about it.

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    If that's what she wanted yes.
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    As stated, take her out to a well stocked gun shop and let her she what she likes. You might want to let her know, a 642 has no safety either.

    Kahr & Keltec are excellent small pistols, perhaps you can get her to reconsider, after she looks at what is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Would you pay $900ish for a Colt Mustang? Prices range from $500 -$1000. $500-$600 fine, but if all that's available are the ones from $600 up, forget about it.

    Exactly. I would pay up to 700, but haven't seen a decent one for under 900.

    Anyways, she's looking at a Walther PPK, or a S&W 3913, or a Kimber Ultra carry. It's pretty much between those 3 right now.
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    I'd explore other options, if she can't find anyhitng she likes, get the Mustang, I just ran across one the other day, a Mustang Pocketlite in the $500 range, they do pop up if you'd like I'll keep an eye out, I know couple of people that are thinking about selling theirs.

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