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    I can't add much to the above.
    Except to say I got my wife, for her first gun, a Henry youth .22 lever action rifle. Best thing I ever got her. One shot at a time too! Quite safe, and shoots .22 short and long rounds. I think the first ammo she used was a box of shorts so she could enjoy just shooting with no extra noise. (Of course we ALWAYS use hearing prtection.)
    It is a great, cheap, first gun for anyone.
    Also, I must agree that anything you teach as "Dad" is great. Add to that, from an authority figure like an NRA instructor and she's set for life.

    Enjoy!
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    Great advise. I spoke to my other daughter today and she too would be interested in shooting. I think you are right, ExSoldier, my wife may shoot with less noise from a .22. My youngest was sick today and could not go to the gunshop with me. I went and saw the Ruger and the Browing, both were very nice and around 300.00 make if affordable. I also saw a Walther .22. Looks alot like Dad's carry gun. No one mentioned that one, I was surprised to see a Walther .22. I noticed the sights are alot like other carry guns I have seen and the feel was similar as well. Looks like we may have another Christmas present for all the girls in the house.
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    Okay, my thoughts (FWTW):

    I have a new step son, no, I didn't marry the mother but due to things that are really messed up, this young person was thrust upon the family and I kinda adopted him.

    .22 single shot... he has a bb gun but, well, every your kid needs thier first .22 rifle.

    Buckmark .22 / Heritage .22 revolver: Hey, you have to have both.

    Sears / Robuck .410 shotgun: I rebuilt this thing... and I think I did a good job, it fires and it's fun... that's all that counts lol.

    And, last but not least, something I don't understand why alot don't do this:

    Hi-Point 9mm carbine. Com'on, you have to admit, it's a fun rifle. Little to no recoil, 9mm is inexpensive, and for a semi it's just fun. Kinda like the .22 rifle but in this century.

    I don't know about their pistols but their rifles can't be beat in price, accuracy or fun.

    Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Hi-Point 9mm carbine. Com'on, you have to admit, it's a fun rifle. Little to no recoil, 9mm is inexpensive, and for a semi it's just fun. Kinda like the .22 rifle but in this century.
    I've been thinking about getting one of these - they're cheap and ammo is plentiful, but they are SOOO darned ugly...

    Have you tried the .40 S&W variant?
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    Two of four daughters shoot and are gun owners. A third wants to learn and own a gun. The fourth is not there yet. We're getting there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I would recommend either a Ruger Super Single Six (with the 22WMR sp bbl) in single action. This way you KNOW that there will be only one shot at a time. In the semi auto, there is always the potential for an itchy trigger finger to send several rounds downrange in rapid sequence. Yes you could limit the number of rounds in the magazine, but that is a bit more painstaking a process. The alternative is a 22LR revolver in a DA. I like the Super Single Six because it offers the 22WMR option for a slight bump up in power and accuracy. In a pinch a 22WMR could be used in self defense. The Super Single Six is amazingly accurate and will provide good feedback to the novice shooter when she applies the lesson properly. Use the Shoot-n-see adhesive target overlays for even better results.

    SKIP the 380 when she's ready to move on. Go directly to the 9mm. But that's another sequence of suggestions.

    I agree with the Single-Six. You also get a bonus by going that route, it comes with a .22lr cylinder & .22 magnum cylinder. That way YOU get to use it for small game, as well as for plinking with the kids.
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    I taught my daughters with a 22. They could shoot all they wanted and learned all the basics. Now they shoot well and anything they want to. Steve 48

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    How do you guys feel about a smaller .38? My daughter is 16 and has shot with me a little, but not enough. One of the reasons I am thinking about the .38 is it can be used for SD when she moves out.

    I was also thinking about the Walther P22 someone mentioned. Everyone talks well about them.
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    P22

    My daughter is 14. She will have nothing to do with my .38 J-frame, 9mm Glock, or even the little .32 Keltec. She loves the Walther P22, as does my wife. She may move up in the future (or not), but for now I am glad that she has a pistol that she likes and will occaisionally accompany me to the range. SD can come later.

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    Perfect "daughter/wife" gun:

    Ruger SP101 - .32H&R magnum 3" or 4".

    6-shots, low recoil, plenty powerful enough for self defense and reliable as the sun.

    just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAPACHUCK View Post
    Perfect "daughter/wife" gun:

    Ruger SP101 - .32H&R magnum 3" or 4".

    6-shots, low recoil, plenty powerful enough for self defense and reliable as the sun.

    just my .02

    I was looking at the SP101 just the other day and decided I would eventually own one for myself. I don't have a wheel gun and thought this one would be a good choice. It felt so comfortable in my hand.
    I was looking at the 357 Mag. because it can shoot .38 also. I was wondering if that round would have less recoil and ok for a 13 year old and my wife. I have never shot a .38 but thought if they are good practice round, it might be ok. It would keep me from buying two guns but then again, two guns would never a bad thing.
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    There is a girl about 12 who shoots with her dad at the NCRGC Defensive Pistol shoots. I'm not sure exactly what she uses but it is some form of small-ish 1911... and she does pretty well. Her dad also shoots a 1911 IIRC, so that's probably where that came from.

    I'd say if she wants to shoot pistols, start her out on a .22 at first just to get the basics down, then go to a rental range and let her try different guns until she finds one she likes.

    Places to start might be the PT-111, BHP or Bersa Thunder series... but don't be suprised if she ends up with a .357 revolver.

    Just go with the flow and be glad you have such an awesome kid.
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    If you have a 1911, you might consider buying a 22 conversion kit, The whole family would enjoy shooting it.

    You also could get a Mech-Tech CCU (Carbine Conversion Unit) and then you have a small rifle as well as pistol.

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    i would go with a .22lr wheel gun and/or a ruger mark 2/3 .22lr auto. these are fun guns and all will like them.

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    Great advise. I'll go with the .22lr and let her learn and have fun. It will also be a fun gun for the whole family. Then....... I can buy all the different guns so she will have alot to choose from when she decides what she wants. Then I will buy another gun to replace the one she chooses to keep for herself. What a plan!!! Ok so I have USP Compact .40 and a .380 Bersa Thunder. That means I need to add 1911 .45, a .357 revolver oh the possibilities.
    Thanks Guys and Gals. Can't wait to tell the wife.
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