Need "length of pull" on Nano, Shield, and P290RS
My wife is new to shooting, just got her CHL, and we're shopping for a 9mm single stack pistol for her.
She has fired a J frame and a number of pistols, and is deadly with my 1911, despite her petite frame. For various reasons we've narrowed our decision matrix down to the Beretta Nano, S&W Shield, and Sig P290RS. Her experience so far indicates that the deciding factor, after appropriate size/weight for concealed carry, is "length of pull", or the distance from the trigger to the top of the grip backstrap. Her very small hands are the problem. For instance, on my remarkably reliable Kahr P9, the trigger is a bit of a reach and her grip migrates as she fires it to the point where the beavertail impacts her big thumb knuckle on recoil and is quite painful after a few shots. I'm sure if she spent hours a day on hand strenghening exercises and shooting the gun she could overcome this problem, but those thing ain't gonna happen.
I live in a small town where it's not easy to get her hands on pistols to check for proper fit and feel. However, we'll soon be taking a lengthy road trip and I've already Googled up enough Cabelas/Academy/Gander Mountain/Bass Pro Shop stores that we should be able to handle all three of these pistols. However, I'd like to have a critical piece of information to "preload" our shopping, and that is the "length of pull".
So, could any of you who actually own one or more of these pistols or who work in a gun shop where you can do this please measure the distance from the middle of the trigger to the top of the backstrap (the shortest distance from the trigger to the backstrap) and post it here?
PLEASE don't hijack this thread by immediately starting a discussion of the three pistols that I'm asking about. I'm no stranger to firearms, I've read a bazillion posts on all manner of single stack 9mm pistols, watched a mind-numbing number of videos, and I own two such handguns. So, please bear with me and stay on topic. (No, we don't want a .380).
HOWEVER, once the critical dimension is posted for the three subject pistols, then feel free to hijack away!!!
Thanks a bunch,