Spend some time in a gun shop and you will watch some things take place over and over. A man will come in and want to buy a firearm for his spouse or girlfriend. Usually he will say “let me see that .38 revolver”. He has it in his brain that it is a straight-forward gun to handle and there very little recoil. Although there is some truth to this how does he know what the best handgun for her is? On the other hand a female might walk up to the counter and say “I’d like to see that pretty little pink one”. She already has it in her brain that a little firearm will be simple to shoot and trouble free to conceal.
Gun shopping is not an easy task to do, you are customarily spending a good amount of funds and if buying one for protection you want it to be trustworthy. The last thing you should be concerned about is if it is cute or not.
Revolvers are really trustworthy but are slow to reload. Most gunfights only last a few seconds but there might be a need to reload and reloading immediately could save your life.
The small .380 pocket guns from Ruger, Keltec, Taurus and other manufacturers may look like a good idea to the females because of the size. But have you ever fired one? They are not easy to shoot. There is a lot of felt recoil brought on by the low weight. They classically have very small sights and due to the short length of the pistol your sights do not give very much accuracy. Yes you can get a laser grip but in a gun fight it is amazingly hard to locate that small dot. You must always use your sights first. The laser is primarily a luxury.
There are still countless options. This may come as a surprise, but the number 1 handgun I would recommend for a lady to carry is a Glock 19. Although this is considered a compact firearm it still has some mass to it. Enough stature that is doesn’t really hurt your hands to shoot, long enough barrel to be a very accurate gun and we all know the Glock is one of the most trustworthy handguns ever created.
In addition to the trustworthiness a Glock is also one of the simplest handguns to fire. There are no confusing safeties, mag disconnect or anything else to confuse the shooter. Rack a round in and pull the trigger and it will shoot.
The Glock 19 is chambered in 9mm; this is relatively low-cost ammunition to purchase so you can do quite a bit of training with it. There is not much recoil in this weapon, and the 9mm has a lot of stopping power. With a 15 bullet magazine there should not be a reason to reload but if you do it is very simple and fast.
Malfunctions when shooting a Glock are very rare but if you have one, a quick “tap and rack” will almost always clear a jam. With a little practicing you can learn to do this very efficiently.
The lack of an ordinary safety may be a turn off to some women or even males but you need to keep in mind that the safety of any firearm is between your ears. Safe handling and observing the 4 rules of firearm safety make the need for a safety non-existent.
It is also a fairly easy gun to conceal. There are numerous if not thousands of holster variations available for this weapon.
There are many choices, and many vendors make excellent choices for the gals. The most important thing for a female buying a weapon to do is go to a gun store and put her hands on a lot of firearms and if able to, shoot each firearm. Discover the one that corresponds with your hand the best and that you operate the most accurately. Above all ensure it something you will carry around every day.
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