So mom got her conceal carry permit...but...
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February 5th, 2011 11:52 AM
You could also try a Ruger SP-101 loaded with 38's. The heavy weight soaks of the recoil and makes .38's quite mild.
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February 5th, 2011 12:13 PM
Well unfortunately a lot of people make the mistake of buying snubbie 38s for new shooters. They are little and cute and what a gun "should" look like according ot a lot of people from what they see on some TV shows. They are difficult to master and do have some substantial recoil. I would try letting her shoot a .22 someif you have one change out to some softer grips and let her shoot some rental guns to see what she likes. Let her find something else and trade the snubbie towrds it or stick it out.
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February 5th, 2011 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by Rollo
lightweight revolvers, like snappy little .380 "mice" are not made for novice shooters.
The only thing I might add to Rollo's advice is to check into the SP101 in .327 magnum... and shoot .32 spl for practice. Regardless of the choice, if it's a revolver, and for a novice, beginner, or just an "occassional" shootere, I would strongly suggest staying far, far away from the lightweights.
February 5th, 2011 03:25 PM
OP, I think you've seen the error of your ways. Lightweight .38 in the hands of someone who's never fired guns?
A little range time with a .22 would have given you an idea of how she'd react to firing a gun. I agree that a revolver is a good choice, and she may eventually grow accustomed to the Airweight, but working up to the higher powered rounds is usually needed.
Still, kudos to mom for her efforts (and you for encouragement)! I won't recommend any particular caliber or gun (you'll get enough of those), but find her something with less bite and let her become accustomed to it.
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February 5th, 2011 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by atctimmy
^^^^^^This is a very plausible option^^^^^^^^^^^^
IF after you see how she understands and can function the slide on one of your auto's before you go buy her anything else.
If she is not really into firearms, a hammerless revolver is probably the safest for her in a potentially high stress situation, wherein all she will have to remember is to squeeze the trigger or not!!
Originally Posted by INccwchris
^^^^^^^^^^PLEASE do this, first and foremost^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Originally Posted by resqr9142
If you do know someone who has a .22 that can go shooting with you and your mom, or if they will loan it to you, for that purpose,(it may save you from this expense) that may be an idea.
Good luck and GOOD job having moms safety and well being in mind.
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February 6th, 2011 01:16 AM
I congratulate you for helping "mom" out, and helping her find the right gun and wanting her to be protected. I also congratulate her for doing it. Really .... Kudo's to MOM and YOU. You have a lot of ideas to operate on, let us know what she settles in on..... and don't let her get discouraged, and don't give up on it.
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February 6th, 2011 09:36 PM
I appreciate all the input. She's going to give it another try with some gloves on. She also wants to get a target oriented pistol, so we'll be looking possibly at some .22's anyway. Hey who knows, if she decides she really doesnt want the .38, maybe I could .... well.... :)
February 6th, 2011 10:06 PM
In regards to your question... I would put the .38 Airweight away and chalk it up to a bad experience on buying a gun for someone else you think is right for her. The gun has left a bad taste in her mouth and injured her hand on the very first time she shot it. Shooting it with gloves is not going to improve it much if any. That is a good way to ruin a new shooter for life. Small snubbies with small grips are one of the worst guns to introduce a new novice shooter with.
I'm glad she's determined to give it another shot, but your best bet is to do it with a different gun. What I would do is take her to the range and see about renting a few different guns and let her decide on what's going to be best for her!
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February 7th, 2011 11:16 AM
My wife has a 642 that hurt her hand also. Hogues make a big difference as they cover the backstrap and provide some cushion on the hand. Well worth the money I spent on the grips.
February 7th, 2011 01:09 PM
After many adventures into the smaller lightweight firearms I learned one thing. Lightweight/Air weight/Ultra Light are for experts and bugs only. The most painful handgun I have ever fired and Ive fired .22 to .500 was a Grendal P-12 .380ACP. I fired 11 rounds, and decided after that final trip to the light ones that if it doesn't have enough weight to make a single loading tolerable then its too Light. Because honestly if it hurts that bad after a few rounds then you're not going to shoot it, and its nothing more then a very bad option.
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February 7th, 2011 06:19 PM
If you can, take to a range that rents several makes and models and let her pick one. As you have learned, you cannot pick a handgun for someone else. It just doesn't work.
I have a friend who had a similar experience. Someone loaned her a 9mm for her class. She hated it and bruised her hand. Someone else got her a nice .380 (not a mouse type). She loved it and shot it like a champ. That is what she carries now.
And for those who don't think a .380 will kill, we had a shooting here in town a couple of weeks ago. One shot in the chest with a .380. The victim went to the morque.
February 7th, 2011 07:24 PM
as stated before the ruger sp101 with houge grips is a good choice, but also if you went with a 380 then check out the sig 232 also with houge grips its big enough to get a full grip on it, and is a great gun, JMO.
February 7th, 2011 08:22 PM
The Sig 232 is a fantastic gun. It would be very high on the list, but I wanted to keep her away from auto's. She doesnt want to put in the time learning to clear jams etc... Also I would be worried about her hand strength / dexterity in the event of a jam. She was absolutely turned off by my PPK. I'm sure a 232 is a little easier to operate and use, but still in the same general catagory. I'll have to talk to her about some auto's though. If I can get her to work with me on the mechanics of the gun, it might be an option. And who knows, if I end up getting her a Sig, maybe ill inheret a sweet airweight he he he
February 7th, 2011 08:48 PM
+1 Take her to the rental range and let her try a few so she can find the one she is most comfortable shooting and carrying. That is the only way she'll carry it.
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