Glock-26...keep it simple and dependable!
This is a discussion on EDC recommendation for my wife? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi, My wife is interested in EDC in here purse as it doesn't require a concealed weapons permit here in Montana. I have a Taurus ...
My wife is interested in EDC in here purse as it doesn't require a concealed weapons permit here in Montana.
I have a Taurus PT145 Millenium, (Non Pro) circa 2000, but she mentioned that it is heavy when loaded and one in the pipe. I am thinking maybe a 9MM for her, but I still fairly new to carrying and pistols in general, all my experience has been in rifles.
I would love to get her a Kimber, because of the awesome trigger, esp. compared to mine, but I am hoping for something that costs less.
Suggestions? She is pro 2A and I would feel more comfortable with her carrying when I am not around.
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Glock-26...keep it simple and dependable!
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My carry is a G26, but my wife won't let me take my purse with it!! With that being said, perhaps you and she would want to take a look at something like the Ruger LCP...Ennough punch for emergency protection, light enough for her to carry in her purse and not be inconvenienced by the weight of the weapon..JMHO
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What retsupt99 said...
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My suggestion is to eliminate the obvious and then let her pick out the gun she wants to carry. Take her to a gun shop, preferably one that rents guns. Show her the difference between a revolver and an auto.
In some cases, it may be too difficult to manipulate an auto and a revolver might be a better choice.
If she can handle an auto I recommend a Glock 26 (stay within the 9mm category)
Revolver: any of the S&W or Ruger or even Taurus revolvers may work.
Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!
There is but one choice S&W 642.
An all steel J frame Smith Wesson or Ruger .357 magnum would be my choice. Some women have trouble racking a semi auto slide. And there are lots and lots of choices in J frame holsters. The Ruger SP101 is serious self defense and Smith makes a bunch of nice J frames.
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I can't say enough about the 9mm Sig P239 in DAK (Sig's DAO)
EVERY female I have let shoot it has the same reaction. First their eyes get all big, and then they go "ooooooh! I want one of THESE!" It's just an awesome gun.
And while I don't carry in my purse, I have stuck it in a few of my purses to see how it fit, and it fit really nicely. It's small enough for relatively easy concealment in the purse or under bulky clothes, but at the same time, it's light enough and has a perfect fit for feminine hands.
Take her to the Gun Store and have her bring her purse and "try" out several different ones.
And another +1 on having her shoot 9mm!
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If she plans to carry a Concealed Weapon in Montana, she needs a permit to do so legally. Montana Law
45-8-315. Definition. "Concealed weapon" means any weapon mentioned in 45-8-316 through 45-8-318 and 45-8-321 through 45-8-328 that is wholly or partially covered by the clothing or wearing apparel of the person carrying or bearing the weapon, except that for purposes of 45-8-321 through 45-8-328, concealed weapon means a handgun or a knife with a blade 4 or more inches in length that is wholly or partially covered by the clothing or wearing apparel of the person carrying or bearing the weapon.
Montana law prohibits people from carrying concealed weapons inside city, town or logging camp limits and also contains some limits on carrying concealed weapons outside of city limits. However, a person may carry concealed weapons in many instances if he or she has a valid Montana or out-of-state permit to do so.
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Just some recommendations of some good reliable guns. Glock 26, Springfield XD9sc, Ruger SP-101, J-Frame S&W, Ruger LCP.
I have all of these except the J-frame and G-26, but I do own a Glock and all Glocks are work horses, consistent and won't let you down.
These are my preferences, however your wife has to be the final choice.
Good luck. Lots of "food for thought" and suggestions have been offered up. Try out several and have her take her pick.
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A CZ PCR might fit the bill nicely. Its funny, but out of all of my guns my wife enjoys shooting my 1911 the most. I would agree with the previous posts though, keep it simple to start off with. The PCR has a decocker so it would eliminate C&L and she wouldn't have to worry about fooling with a safety.
I have also found that the more accurate she shoots the more comfortable she is with the firearm.
Glock 26. It WILL work when she pulls the trigger.
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