It is time to invest in an ice rink franchise in Hades.
My wife has bought a gun.
She picked it out herself, after going to several stores and a few shows. She has shot a few rounds thru my Sig 226 but didn't like it, the grips were too big for her hands and the 9mm was too much recoil. She finally found one that seemed to fit her hand better.
She test fired it today when we found a used one at an indoor range, and we brought it home.
It's a very nice Bersa .380, with wood grips:
Looks like it sat in a drawer for a few years. Almost no holster wear, and even less internal wear.
Here is her first target:
The four head shots were mine, she asked me to test it first and see if all was as it should be. The neck round is her one shot from my P225, which she didn't like any better than the P226.
The bottom string of hits was the remainer of the first magazine. All the hits in the orange are her second magazine after I adjusted her grip and stance slightly.
Here she is, image cropped for privacy reasons... but I wanted you to know that she really does exist, and that I'm not just buying guns for my imaginary family members:
Now, admittedly this target was only at 3 meters but considering that it was essentially her first time shooting ever, and it was with her own gun that she selected and bought herself, AND that the idea of her buying a gun just one year ago would have sent her into spasms of laughter, I'm an extremely proud husband.
(<-- Tank does happy dance)