Is there information around here on sizes?
I have very small hands. I held revolvers at the store and none of them felt right in my hands, so I think I want a semi-automatic. My husband has a .380 Bersa and a 9mm ? (I forget) and the .380 is huge in my hand yet the 9mm, which is longer and bigger, I'm able to get a better grip on it, but my finger cannot reach the trigger guard and my fingernail rests at the trigger itself.
At the gun store, the gun that felt the most comfortable in my hands was a 1911, I think that's the name? The salesman told me that the stock/grips can come even smaller on 1911s.
Should I go ahead and look into buying myself a 1911?
Or are there other gun models I may want to try to hold first to see if i can get an easier grip on them than the 1911.
I don't mind if the barrel is long and big, it's just the stock/grip that I need to be able to wrap my hands around. It's also a bonus if the slide's easy to do. I couldn't get the .380 slide to budge and I can get my husband's 9mm slide to open using both hands by pushing on the bottom while pulling on the top. The 1911 at the store, i was able to easily slide it.
I do have weak hands from carpal tunnel syndrome so i'm unable to squeeze things with a lot of strength, but I have enough strength to hold onto things. Everyone says i should just get a .22 but that defies the point, which is to stop the other person so i can protect my children and myself.
Thanks for any feedback you may have. There are a lot of gun stores around here, so I'm sure that whatever gun you suggest I go try holding in my hand, that i will be able to find one around here to handle.