Finally got our pistols!

Finally got our pistols!

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    Finally got our pistols!

    After several months lurking here and reading as much as possible, my wife and I finally pulled the trigger and got our pistols! We will be taking our concealed carry course within the next month!

    I got a Glock 19. It was a very hard choice - I am not very familar with pistols and really only had written opinions to go on. I kept flip flopping between Glock, SIG, HK, FN, and the XD's without being able to make up my mind. I finally choose the Glock because of the price - $398 new, with 3 high capacity magazines, case and ammo loader. I liked it, but it seems to recoil more than the only other 9mm I have shot (Star BM). Mabye it was just in my mind. I will be giving it a go again next week, with better ammo and a more critical eye.

    My wife got a Bersa Thunder .380. She likes it alot, and enjoyed shooting it (she found the 9mm had too much kick and refused to shoot more than a few rounds from it). She hit the bullseye twice with her first 20 rounds thru the gun!

    Here is mine:


    And my wifes:


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    welcome aboard. Glad to see a H/W team both taking the step. My Wife & Mother both carry & shoot. Mom more than Wife. Mom loves it & the Wife only wants to shoot enough to stay proficient.
    More percieved recoil that you sopke of is probably not in your head but in the weight difference of the 2 guns. Your G. is lighter. Barrel length is leverage also modifies percieved recoil.
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    Good to see a Husband and Wife shooting together, nothing like having cover from your spouse.
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    So right cowboy. Right after my wife got her CHL, we were in town & she said something about not having it. WHAT? Well, I dont need mine if you are here. Told her OK, what if, in all my chivalry & bravery I take the first 2 rounds defending your honor, what are you going to do then? Tell him to stop, & if you don't stop I am going to say stop again. She has been armed since. Sure wish she would train a little more often. Or a lot more.
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    I try to get every woman involved in shooting I can, especially those I love or care about. I recently introduced shooting to a 36yr old single mother who lost a son in a tragic church trip accident, I was his counselor at the YMCA before then. She started off with a Taurus 24/7 in .40, and has since bought a Kel-Tec P-3AT, and a Glock 19. She also recently received her CHL, and carries everywhere. She qualified with a perfect score.

    We need many more women involved in our sport, both to help us support our pastime, and to watch our backs and our homes.
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    A couple of nice set-ups there Gentoo. I think you and your wife will be pleased with your choices. I think you will come to love the Glock.

    I take it you are in the military? That sounds like Glocks LEO/military deal you got there anyway.

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    Hi Gentoo-



    Good you have things fixed up - I know as a non-Glocker my first trials with a 19 and 17 were both pleasantly surprising.

    The Bersa - well, my wife has mine, my step daughter has one I bought her for 21st and a lady friend of ours also has one I procured - all very satisfied.
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    It is good to hear that you and your wife are both involved in CCW. My Beloved has had her own weapon for the past twenty years. Her rheumatoid arthritis is a detriment to shooting now, but in her prime she was right on.

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    I believe the number of women carrying a handgun has increased substantially since the CHL was introduced. I know for example, that over half my class of 12 were women and they could all shoot proficiently. Two of them had perfect scores. I have since talked a friend of mine who is a CHL instructor and he verifies that he has yet to have a class that has had less than 1/3 of the participants be women. I too am glad to see the husband/wife participation. I think It shows another committment by women to, not only take their personal safety into consideration but that of her family members as well.
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    Gentoo, welcome to the party. Both are proven reliable pistols. But be aware, that when your wife and you go shooting and start dropping by here to let us know how things are going, you'll soon be talking and compariing your with others. You will be looking to get another in several months.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    I'm a police dispatcher, thats why I got that pricing on the Glock. It's also why I really got into concealed carry... I have taken a few calls that really made me think about my and my families safety.

    She is already getting into it... at the store there were these little flyers about marksmanship classes and she has already expressed an intrest in that. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    I'm a police dispatcher, thats why I got that pricing on the Glock. It's also why I really got into concealed carry... I have taken a few calls that really made me think about my and my families safety.

    She is already getting into it... at the store there were these little flyers about marksmanship classes and she has already expressed an intrest in that. :)
    And that lil Bersa should do her right. It's a nice reliable pistol that she should be able to handle and not have any problems with. Good to have the LEO's on our side in CCW. Bad guys don't wear holsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    ....The Bersa - well, my wife has mine, my step daughter has one I bought her for 21st and a lady friend of ours also has one I procured - all very satisfied.
    LOL, Uhhhh Chris, guys own Bersa's too!
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    Good choices you made

    I am glad to see a husband and wife both taking up shooting and obtaining their CCWs. You can back each other up, and are much less likely to be victimized by criminals.

    The Glock 19 is a good choice - it has become the classic 9mm defensive gun. And with experience you will find that the recoil is really quite mild. If you eventually begin shooting a .40 or .45 you will see what I mean.

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    love to convert my wife to the joy of shooting....
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