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What do you have? My wife wants a carry gun. Somthing with a smaller frame that hides easy. Let me know have/like so I find a place to start. Right now her house gun is P22. I'd like to get her something with a little bit more bit. She like the 96 but it's not a stow and go. No likie the stubby 38 or the PPK. Both are out. I want to taker her out and look at some but I just wanted to know what the ladies are packing and start there. Anyway thanks for the help.
 

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My wife and my brothers wife use the guns you discounted. What caliber and action does she want?

If you want a more powerful round than a .22, a .32 is an obvious choice. There are a couple of popular small 32's with good press that people use as backup guns normally. The Beretta 3032 Tomcat. It's DA/SA, 14.5oz and 5" long. It's on my list of guns to buy and would be my choice.
http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp?gid=20162&gun=Pistol

The Taurus Millinium Pro is another one to consider. It is DAO, 24oz, and 6" long. It's bigger and heavier than the Tomkat but it comes in 32, 380, 9mm, 40SW, and 45ACP. So she has a choice on power here.
http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp?gid=20258&gun=Pistol

The Kel-Tec P-32. It is DAO, 9.4oz, and 5" long. And the P-3AT in 380. 11.1oz and 5.2" long.
http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp?gid=20188&gun=Pistol

The NAA Guardian 320 and 380. It's real small. DAO, 13.5 oz, and 4.4" long in a .32. 18.75oz and 4.75" in 380.
http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp?gid=20115&gun=Pistol

And the tiny Seacamp LWS 32. DAO, 11.5oz, and 4" long.
http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp?gid=20694&gun=Pistol

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My fiance carries a Glock 19 which is 9mm at the moment, but we have been training her on shooting a Glock 23 which is 40 cal. She likes the 23 better as the one she has been using is night sited and has a guide rod laser also. Her current 19 has crimson trace grips and she says it hangs up on some of her clothes at times. So I guess she could carry what ever she wants, just take her to the range and train her with it.
 

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My wife has a Beretta 32, she calls it the noisy cricket. She doesn't like shooting it much though, prefers my glock 32 or USP Compact .357 sig.
 

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It sounds kinda obvious, but at the same time, not. Try the 3913 S&W. I've got the LS version, and a friends g/f seems to like it quite a bit. The recoil is nil, very slim gun, and it's very accurate and as reliable as anything else I trust (if not more so).
 

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I bought a Glock 26 for carry, but may switch to my Walther P99 once I get to shoot it a little. Both are 9mm and I use 124gr hydrashoks when used for personal protection.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. Has anyone had any time with the compact IMI Baby Eagles?
 

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My wife prefers a 3.5" 1911. She finds the width of the grip is good for smaller hands and the recoil impulse is straight back into the hand; less muzzle flip, so more controllable for her .

My friend who shoots with us likes her FEG 9mm Mak.

I recently bought a .32 Kel-Tec. This little thing shoots unbelievably tight groups at up to 15 yrds. I rapid fired the hell out of it the second box of ammo through -- no jams for the first 100 rnds. Recoil's a little stout due to the low weight and short grip, but it's a fantastic motorcycle jacket gun.
 

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Yes sir ! I have two 9mm and a 40 cal. I suggest however you steer clear of the polyker framed incarnation of this pistol because it is snappy on the recoil and several people who I have talked to say it has quite a few feeding issue's. I can attest to the reliability of the full metal ones that I own. They feed and fire very well and the recoil is quite low thanks to the wait of the gun. They do however way less than most of the 1911's around today. All in all the metal ones are a nice gun.



CHICAGO TYPEWRITER said:
Thanks for the suggestions. Has anyone had any time with the compact IMI Baby Eagles?
 
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