Gun Advice for the little missus!

This is a discussion on Gun Advice for the little missus! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would like to get a gun for my wife. She likes my PT145 but I was thinking something a little smaller. Recommendations? She likes ...

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Gun Advice for the little missus!

  1. #1
    Member Array UnklFungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    441

    Gun Advice for the little missus!

    I would like to get a gun for my wife. She likes my PT145 but I was thinking something a little smaller. Recommendations? She likes shooting, so I am not too concerned about recoil issues, heck she likes to shoot my Mossberg 500 and that kicks like a Clydesdale. I know that a shotty isn't a handgun but she is pretty tough! Just a good stopping power gun that will fit into her hands,

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array ICIMP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    66
    Why not give her what she likes?
    Has she tried any others?

  4. #3
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,228
    Definitely let her pick out her own weapon!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  5. #4
    Member Array Stealie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    463
    You have to let her pick her own. If she likes your PT145 why not get her one?
    We can't stop here...this is bat country.
    Μολὼν λαβέ
    Res Ipsa Loquitur

  6. #5
    Member Array GlockGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    102
    It is very important for a woman (Or anyone for that matter) to pick out her own gun. My advice would be to take her to a gun store that has a large selection, even if you aren't going to buy from there. Let her take her time, look them over, hold them, work the slide, etc... If they happen to have a range, even better! Rent the first three that she liked the best and let her shoot them and THEN purchase whichever one she wants. I know it sounds like a long process but it's not AND it might save you some moolah later. The first carry gun I pruchased was one that I had done a TON of research on. I held it, liked it, bought it..... couldn't get used to the trigger. Sold it and bought something else that I had fired and liked. Just my .02, good luck!

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array shooterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    2,849
    Let her try as many as she can get her hands on and pick her own.

  8. #7
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,417
    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt "My Bad, Should Have Let Her Pick It Out!"

    I tried two times to get the 'boss' her own gun...and expensive lesson and two safe queens later, she found her own.

    Stay armed...let her pick it out...stay safe!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  9. #8
    Distinguished Member Array Bunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North Carolina - LKN
    Posts
    1,384
    Steer her towards Sig :) Let her pick out the P239 by herself though. (Good gravy, I adore mine!)
    Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.


    Sig Sauer P239 DAK (9mm)
    NRA Member & Pistol Instructor

    www.vanguardnc.com

  10. #9
    Member Array purpledragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC
    Posts
    379
    I agree with everyone, let her pick. Also don't fall into the trap of woman=small gun. I have bought 5 guns since September and my favorite is the Browning Hi Power, not a small gun. And I much prefer the Glock 19- the first one I bought- to the Glock 26 (rented this one). Renting is really a good idea, based on just handling the gun I would have bought the 26, as soon as I shot it I didn't like it at all. Love the 19 though.
    NRA, GOA, GRNC member
    "Both the oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."
    - Aristotle

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array Avenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    nowhere, usa
    Posts
    713
    Same here. Its a HUGE mistake to choose a weapon of any kind for your wife. Take her to a range and let her shoot as many guns and calibers as she can. Take her to a gun show. Let her cruise around the internet and find a gun.

    HOWEVER, its always good to give advice and the pros and cons of each gun. Especially if she isnt that savoy on handguns.

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array jwhite75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    5,323
    Mine is in love with the Glock 26, but has meandered towards the Kahr PM9. Dang it I want that too....But def let her pick. Maybe a PT111?
    Friends don't let friends be MALL NINJAS.


    I am just as nice as anyone lets me be and can be just as mean as anyone makes me. - Quoted from Terryger, New member to our forum.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array MitchellCT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    I don't post here anymore...Sorry
    Posts
    2,333
    Since when do we allow women to make up their own minds, let alone buy firearms?

    I mean, really!

    Next thing you know they will start to have opinions, work, post on the internet...

  14. #13
    Member Array HKkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    COMO/Hannibal
    Posts
    235
    Take her to the store and let her hold as many as possible (If she can shoot them even better, but this is a lot harder to accomplish). In the long run you'll be a lot happier.
    -Cody-

    HK USP Tactical 45
    HK P2000SK .40, LEM, Night Sights

  15. #14
    Ex Member Array PNUT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    913
    I agree with the others, if she likes the PT145 get her one. No need to get something smaller just because she's a lady (assuming that's the line of thinking). My ex-wife carried a PT140. She was a small girl,5'3 110.
    Just be glad that she is willing and able to protect herself, too many people,male and female don't.
    I have a PT145, it's a very soft shooter. 23 ounes,10+1 in a small easily concealed weapon. I like it a lot.
    There are a lot of guns out there that I like but this one fit the bill for me best overall.
    I'm not a fan of grip safeties, that, size/weight and capacity were big factors for the PT145.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Need Some Advice
    By Trophyhunter in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: March 8th, 2010, 10:06 AM
  2. Range Report: The Missus.
    By Miggy in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 18th, 2007, 10:18 AM
  3. need advice
    By dond in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: October 10th, 2007, 03:47 AM
  4. Need advice...
    By justin10985 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: July 14th, 2007, 10:03 PM
  5. Need some advice for a 9mm.
    By walther1 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: November 17th, 2006, 10:42 AM