I purchased a NIB surplus 96D(Shelby County TN Sheriff's) in 2007. It was a thicker Brigader series & handled well. I didn't own the pistol for long & only got rid of it due to $$$ problems at the time.
If you have small hands, Id suggest a compact pistol like the SIG M11/P228 9x19mm the S&W Military and Police Shield in .40, the SIG P225/P6(used), the Glock 36 .45acp, the Beretta Nano, the P290RS(with red laser), the Ruger SR40 compact.
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