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Postby BigKahuna » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:34 pm

My wife is in the process of obtaining her CT permit, and starting to consider carry handguns.

She's tried shooting various pistols and revolvers, but most of them are too heavy or the grip is too large for her comfort. Obviously, she has small hands.

Anyone have any experience and/or advice on a suitable 9mm? I've been researching the Springfield Armory XDS 9mm, as it comes with two backstraps and two magazines, etc.

Any help is appreciated!


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Postby Hddreamer » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:26 pm

S&W shield is a nice choice also the kimber shield is nice also , a bit pricey and you need certain ammo for it she should try the shield
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Postby mr380acp » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:02 pm

I would go to Hoffman's and try the ten shots for $10.....I am sure they have all those guns you are considering

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Postby SR9 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:09 pm

Hddreamer wrote:S&W shield is a nice choice also the kimber shield is nice also , a bit pricey and you need certain ammo for it she should try the shield


A friend of mine has a Shield and it is a great handgun, I shot it one afternoon at WLOPA. I am thinking about getting one for myself.

Currently, I carry an LC9. It is light and easily carried IWB. The down side is the long DA trigger. I also, saw that Ruger now has an LC9S, which is striker fired and supposed to have a decent trigger.

I want to try the LC9s and Shield side by side before I decide.

Try the Shield and LC9/s maybe she will like one of them.
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Postby SR9 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:10 pm

mr380acp wrote:I would go to Hoffman's and try the ten shots for $10.....I am sure they have all those guns you are considering


Great way to try before you buy.
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Postby myglimk2 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:12 pm

I may have a DB9 with 5 spare mags up for sale by the weekend. :whistle:
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Postby magneton44 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:50 am

Bersa Thunder
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Postby BigKahuna » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:52 pm

Thanks for the advice and opinions, everyone. All input is appreciated!
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Postby EllwoodBlues » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:03 pm

Went thru the same drill with my wife. Went to Hoffmans & did the 10 for $10. She shot the compacts offered by S&W, Glock, Ruger & Springfield. The ones that had the best grip for her hands were the Ruger SR9c & S&W Shield. Ended up buying both. Both eat what ever you feed 'em & go Bang when you squeeze the trigger. She will carry the Shield in warmer months as it's very slim. In the winter it's the Ruger. She's comfortable & trusts them both. 1st choice would be the Shield but check out the Ruger.

That's my 2 cents worth, Good Luck!!

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Postby SR9 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:59 pm

EllwoodBlues wrote:Went thru the same drill with my wife. Went to Hoffmans & did the 10 for $10. She shot the compacts offered by S&W, Glock, Ruger & Springfield. The ones that had the best grip for her hands were the Ruger SR9c & S&W Shield. Ended up buying both. Both eat what ever you feed 'em & go Bang when you squeeze the trigger. She will carry the Shield in warmer months as it's very slim. In the winter it's the Ruger. She's comfortable & trusts them both. 1st choice would be the Shield but check out the Ruger.

That's my 2 cents worth, Good Luck!!


Can't go wrong with either of those.
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