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    Pistol for my wife

    My wife tried out my XD45 last weekend and loved it but the grip was to large for her hand. Any suggestions on a 9mm that will fit her hand other then a single stack 1911.....Bob

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    Let me be the first to recommend Kahr pistols, they are very slim and suit small hands and hide well.

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    If she liked the XD45 then she should try the XD9. The XD45 is slightly larger in the grip. The difference may be enough for her. Otherwise, like above, the Kahrs are some of the slimmest guns out there. The Walther P99 / S&W SW99 seem to be good for smaller hands as well with their interchangeable backstraps. The new S&W M&Ps have interchangeable backstraps as well.

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    I'm 5'3" , male , with short, fat fingers.. ( Size 6 1/2 or 7 surgical gloves FWIW.)

    I have both a Kahr TP 9 and an XD 9. Both fit my paws well. I , too, find the XD45 a little too large.... mike

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    Millenium PT145 (single stack), not the PRO (double stack).

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    let her look at a wheel gun. s&w makes several wheel guns that most ladies fall in love with real fast.
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    I'll +1 on the Kahr series. I have one (P9) and I also have small hands. These guns were perfectly designed for the smaller hand and they're perfect for CCW, thin, no mag disconnect, excellent sights, and a buttery smooth trigger. No, I don't work for them, I just have shot thousands of rounds through my P9 and loved it. It's accurate and never given me a fit regardless of ammo. I carry Speer Gold Dots in it.

    I would also consider the PM or KM series, they have a smaller grip.

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    The Kahr pistols are designed for smaller hands. I've got small hands, as well, and they're nearly perfect. Sharper edges, which you might consider getting shaved down (aka melted) to be a bit more friendly on the hip. But otherwise they're easy to carry.

    I've got a PM9 that is having some reliability problems, but it's the smallest plastic gun they make. Many have issues with these. Might have just gotten a lemon, but hopefully these issues will work themselves out. It's perfectly sized as a concealable 9mm backup or occasional primary.

    While these aren't made any longer, someone with small hands should definitely consider the Browning BDM. They are extremely thin and flat, allowing for easy concealing. Yet, it's a full-sized 9mm gun, with 15+1 capacity and a 4.7" barrel. Very easy to control. Relatively light at 31oz. An ambidextrous decocker/safety, which is rare. I love mine. Not a gunsmith's favorite, as they're a little hard to work on (from a gunsmith's point of view), despite being simple to strip and keep clean. Worth considering.
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    9mm for small hands

    One of the better choices in a 9mm for small hands is the Sig P239, which has a single stack magazine and modest-size grip. It is also a very reliable and accurate pistol.


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    let her look at a wheel gun. s&w makes several wheel guns that most ladies fall in love with real fast.
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    Try a GLOCK 19 its a 9mm & holds 15 rounds!!! I just got my wife 1 & she loves it!! The 19 is the compact size & yet i have the G23 (same exact gun but .40) & it fits my hand great too!! Iam 6 ft @ 185 but my wife is only 5' 8'' @ 110 & these work for both of us... Here is the G19's dimensions:: 6.85 in long X 5 in high X 1.18 in wide

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    The SIG 239 is an excellent choice, since it does have a fairly small grip. I would also suggest trying out the S&W M&P 9c, since it has the ability to change out the palm swell (small, medium and large).

    Biggest recommendation is to have her shoot some before you buy.
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    My wife really likes my XD-40, but she does not like the XD-45. If your wife liked the XD-45 have her try a XD-9. My wife also likes my S&W 3913, it is a single stack 9mm, but not a 1911.

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    Take your wife to the gun range and let her rent a few and try them out. Let her chose the one she likes and can shoot.
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