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    CCW For Wife

    My wife has completed her CCW class. She has a 9mm and has shot my S&W 637 .38 , 40 S&W, and .45ACP 1911. She can't get used to the recoil of these.

    I want to get her a CCW.

    Does anyone have any advice on on a small frame .22, .22 magnum or .32 magnum (storng enough for a man but able to be shot by a woman lol!)

    Thanks

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    I would see if she likes a .380 either a Bersa or Walther.

    If dead set on a revlover in .32 I would go with a Ruger SP101
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    Not trying to offend whatsoever, but it sounds to me like your wife has a recoil sensitivity / grip problem. Unless she's 5'2 and 115 pounds, she should be able to handle standard-pressure 9mm or .38 Special loads.

    Before you go spending a bunch of money on a new gun (unless you just want an excuse for a new gun, that is) work with her on her grip technique. Try changing the grips on the gun; put some over-molded rubber recoil-absorbing grips on that 9mm or .38spcl and give her some grip pointers. I really think that will help.

    If you do end up looking for a mousegun for her, I'd check out a Khar or the new Ruger in .380.

    Good luck!

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    If it's just the recoil and not the weight, have you considered a non-lightweight revolver? Also, have you considered something that shoots plain old .38?
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    Thanks for the tips.

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    more practice, more familiarity= less problem with recoil.

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    S&W 642CT .38 (capable of +P) with Remington's Low-Recoil Hydra Shoks.
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    My wife is 5' and 105lbs, she has a SP101 357mag. I load it with 38+p's; she handles the recoil well because the gun is a little on the heavy side. I looked at a Bersa 380 the other day, they seemed nice but the slide was a little on the stiff side. My wife prefers small framed revolvers because her hands are tiny; she also likes my S&W Airweight Bodygaurd with standard 38spl loads...

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    Size of the person has nothing to do with it... its all technique and proper grip.


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    I am 5'3 and I carry a Kahr CW9. We spent months looking for it because I was very particular about the way it felt in my hands. I can't even tell you how many weekends at my favorite gun store was spent and how many shows we had to go to for me to find it. We took it to the range and I did great with it. The recoil is not bad at all on it. I had to change my stanze a little because when I get tired I start to limp wrist. If you are not completely against 9mm I would give that a try. It is also easy to carry on a small person.

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    If she does not like an autoloader, such as one of the Kahrs or a Bersa, then I'd try the new Ruger SP101 in .327 mag. She can shoot standard .32's to practice.

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    My wife has a SW 637...

    Get a lighter load shell and she'll be just fine!

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    I suggest you not go smaller than .380 for her (concealed carry) self defense firearm except as a last resort. There are plenty choices on the market , she just has to find one she likes.
    I suggest she take a look at the Sig Sauer P230 or P232 in .380.

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    Think about a Bersa 380 for CC - reliable, cost effective and handles and carries well. Some folks might call it a .380 a "mouse gun", but whoever is on the receiving end will be calling it a "rat gun".

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    I'd get her a Kel-Tec P32
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