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Old October 13, 2013, 02:31 PM   #26
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Gary... have you thought about a revolver combo, like the LCRs? A 22 LCR for practice, and a 38 or 357 LCR for carry? Or a pistol combo like the Bersa Thunder 22 for practice and Thunder 380 for carry? Or a pistol in a centerfire cartridge, with a 22 conversion? That way she can shoot the 22 version, get used to the trigger and mode of operation, and then carry the powerful version.
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Old October 13, 2013, 02:47 PM   #27
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Any 9mm revolver options?

That's a good idea Weblance
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Old October 13, 2013, 04:29 PM   #28
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If you want to go non-revolver think about a Sig P238 or Colt Mustang. Both will recoil less than 9mm or most .38spl loads. She liked a 1911 so she might like these. I have one out of production 9mm revolver but don't carry it. I agree with those saying felt recoil is heavier than most .38sp loads, even more than many +p loads
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Old October 13, 2013, 05:51 PM   #29
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Any 9mm revolver options?

I've got a p238 she can try. I like that they're a small 380 with manageable recoil. She finished her shooting today with the 1911/22. She hit the target at 3',5' &15' 60 out of 60 shots. He even had her shoot left handed 10 Rnds. He suggested a 3" or 4" 357 Colt with low recoil 38 spl Rnds. I have a heavy barrel S&W model 10-5" she could use at home, but I think she needs something smaller for portability or for CCW gun
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Old October 13, 2013, 06:57 PM   #30
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Re: Any 9mm revolver options?

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................. He suggested a 3" or 4" 357 Colt with low recoil 38 spl Rnds.
Interesting suggestion
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Old October 13, 2013, 07:38 PM   #31
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Gary, I have owned four 9MM revolvers, S&Ws and Rugers, and still have two. I've chronographed a fair amount of 9MM fired from the revolvers, standard pressure, NATO, +P and +P+. While I certainly have not chronographed all .38 Spcl. ammo available, I cannot recall any 9MM ammo that displayed less recoil than standard .38Spcl. ammo. Within my experience, most 9MM exceeded even .38 Spcl. +P ballistics, being somewhere between .38 +P and .357 Magnum. The lightest recoiling .38 Spcl. ammo I've ever shot in any revolver is the factory loaded lead 148 grain wadcutter. I don't think a 9MM revolver is the way to go if you're seeking the lightest recoil...ymmv
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Old October 13, 2013, 10:05 PM   #32
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Any 9mm revolver options?

I think the 9mm may be out. But I did notice Taurus Triad will shoot 9mm-38 spl & .357.
They also make a .2" .357 with ported barrel.
The instructor suggested no shorter than 3" but I'll see what she thinks. I haven't looked at the colts yet. I'm sure the price is double though. She has already said whatever she gets, she'll want to shoot once a week. Not sure how much she'll shoot a gun that small though. . I have a SS Ruger security six she can try if its not too heavy for extended target practice.
I want her to try many types and model to make its what she wants.
She wasn't too excited about taking the class, but was amazed by how much she enjoyed it!
Now I'm excited
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Old October 16, 2013, 01:12 PM   #33
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You could look around for a Smith & Wesson J frame 940.
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