New lady shooters

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    .38 snub is not really the way to go, they can be pretty rough on your hands after a few shots. If you put a rubber Houge grip on it, it will help to tame it down, and give them a little better grip on it. Have fun.

    Oh, I'm trying the same thing on my wife, I told her I needed at least one gun in every calibre so her friends could have a propper choice! She didn't go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    .38 snub is not really the way to go, they can be pretty rough on your hands after a few shots.
    Agreed, my LCR actually hurts and makes the palm of my hand numb after emptying it. Not fun to shoot all day.

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    I prefer to start new shooters on 9mm myself. It gets them used to some bang and clang without overpowering them, and does not lure them into a sense of how little these things bark. I also always shoot the gun first, having them watch my hands as I fire about five rounds so they can see what it's going to do.
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    .22 caliber guns are the best training wheels for rookie shooters. You might even start with a 10/22 carbine to get them some no-recoil, quiet-pop trigger time to ease their initial shooting anxiety. There's gonna' be some gentile reassurance required as well. Let them advance at their own pace & help them (use your husbanding skills) believe it's all their idea. Use BIG targets (balloons are great) to promote fun & grow confidence quickly. Go with smaller targets as skills improve. Best suggestion is to find a competent, confident LADY shooter to ramrod the instruction. Then you operate as HER support crew. Good Luck.
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    I'd suggest a S&W model 41... a nice .22 long rifle target pistol... with a good balance I would think a 4" barrel would be good and reduce what little recoil there is.

    I'd also suggest a Browning Buckmark... or something like that...

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    if you own a 1911--you can buy the .22lr conversion kit for your 1911--cheaper than buying a new gun--plus you still have all the same ergonomics and redundant safties of the 1911.
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    My wife started with my 686. She loved it and claimed it as her gun until the day she died. She would keep it on her side of the bed but she never would fired anything but 38's in it so she never found out how it shot with 357's. In spite of all that I think a good 22 is the way to go for new shooters.

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    Ok I think I killed 2 birds with one stone I purchased the Chiappa 1911-22 very nicely built and 2 fold it will also help my 1911 training and much cheaper to shoot than my springfield and also picked up a used S&W 5906 9mm Police trade !
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    Very nice!
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    SR22 for sure or 9mm. I have used both to introduce some women to shooting and had really good results.

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