Small Hands, what gun?

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    Small Hands, what gun?

    A good friend finds my Glock 21 huge, CZ P-01 a little large, and CZ-82 about right. What would you suggest? Recoil is not an issue, he shoot's .45 and 9MM fine, it's the grip that concerns him. Single stack maybe? I like the CZ's and XD's, but I have large hands. Thanks for any input.

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    If single stack magazine pistols are ok with your friend, and he shoots .45s fine then I would suggest looking at a Glock 36 or a Kahr CW45. I would also look at a Kahr P9, PM9, CW9 or a Kel Tec PF9 or even a Springfield EMP in 9mm. Any one of those should suit smaller hands just fine. I hope this helps. Oh, I forgot to mention the excellent Walther PPS in either 9mm or .40S&W too.
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    Glock 19... Dragman has a great deal on in in the classifieds right now that is not going to last

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    +1 on the G36 which is about the only semi I would consider these days'. Size, weight and cost being the key factors for me. Otherwise, I'd just soon stick with a small 'J' wheel gun.

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    Has he been to a local gunshow? I don't know what your local gunshows look like, but at the ones in Houston, there are always lines of tables with all major makes and models of handguns. Take a walk through a show, and handle as many as possible. Just have him take a notepad to scribble down his 'short list' of what feels comfortable. I had to do it for a few friends, and it's much easier than going to a gun shop where an employee has to hand each one to you from behind a glass case. (and you're typically forced to listen to their personal thoughts on each one) Just my experience.

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    My hands are pretty small too. For a .45 I have settled on a M&P45c. My EDC is a Walther PPS9. I also carry a Model 60 (3") occasionally.

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    Another vote for the glock 36
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    I also have small hands, and find that the SA XD40 is a good fit!

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    I recommend the Glock-36, also...the other Glocks always looked and felt like bricks, but the Glock-36 changed my mind...then got me started on the other Glocks. Ya' just can't have one!
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    I like my G 36 and would highly recommend looking at one. My sister has small hands and this will soon be her choice for carry as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    +1 on the G36 which is about the only semi I would consider these days'. Size, weight and cost being the key factors for me. Otherwise, I'd just soon stick with a small 'J' wheel gun.

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    Another vote for the G36

    And don't forget that the thin profile of a 1911 lends itself well to smaller hands; as do the small wheel guns.
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    Have him check out any of the guns with adjustable back straps. M&P's, XD's and new gen. Clocks.
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