My wife is getting ready for the CC class coming up and has been shooting her Ruger SP101 DAO. She's a pretty good shot with it. However, she complains on how heavy it is, and she just don't know how she's going to carry it because of it's weight. She also complains about the long trigger pull. Mostly what she needs is some more trigger time. I can already see that she won't carry it because of it's weight, so we need to find something else.
She hasn't really shown much interest in auto's until she finally shot my 1911. Up until then she has been kind of afraid of them. Mainly, I think, because she's unsure in their operation, stiffness of operating the slide, etc. But, after shooting the 1911, she raved about the trigger, and how accurate it was...
She shot a group almost as tight as mine!
Skip forward a couple of weeks... We had to go to Home Depot on Saturday and when we were done I mentioned we should go to the Academy sporting goods store that's next door and look around. So we did.
We handled most of their small autos and she really wasn't interested in anything, until I handed her a Walther PK380. She commented on how light it was and how great it felt in her hand and that it had controls for lefties like her.
I was looking for a PPS/K but they didn't have one. Maybe the .380 fits her better than a 9mm anyway. She's about 5'4 and petite so we'll see what works best for her. I'm gonna check around the local shops and see if I can find one so we can compare the two.
Do any of you have a PPS in 9mm or a PK380? Can you tell me what you like/dislike about them?