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Old 11-22-2017, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default What coneal carry pistol does your wife Carry?

I bought my wife a S&W Body Guard 380, it is a good little pocket gun but the trigger is not great. The trigger is so tough to pull that it pulls her shot consistently. They have an aftermarket trigger but it cost so much it is not feasible to modify this gun. I am just going to keep it for a pocket gun for myself and get her something else.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:29 AM   #4
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #5
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S&W 637 Airweight 38 spl.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #6
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She just has the LOOK! That's all she needs!
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #7
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She doesn't carry but she has a M&P shield 9mm.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:31 AM   #8
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:31 AM   #9
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Kahr CW380 in her purse and a Kahr CW40 in her vehicle.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:32 AM   #10
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S&W 637 Airweight 38 spl.
Yep....with the crimson trace grip
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:32 AM   #11
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Glock 26 but thinking of getting a 43/42 for her.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:32 AM   #12
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Both my wife and daughter carry the Taurus TCP .380 with some small mods. Good little guns.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:33 AM   #13
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She has a pistol.. however lately shes been pretty freakin accurate with her shoe...
**** fast draw with it too... just ask the kids.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #14
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She has ME, other than that she carries PS. She isn't comfortable handling a firearm.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #15
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Glock 42 or 43.


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Old 11-22-2017, 11:35 AM   #16
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XDS 9mm
What I got mine. It's a great shooter!
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:37 AM   #17
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:45 AM   #18
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Beretta Nano now.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:45 AM   #19
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:49 AM   #20
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The trigger will get better after about 300 + rounds are run through it. Then take it to a good gunsmith to have him smooth everything out.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #21
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She has ME, other than that she carries PS. She isn't comfortable handling a firearm.
Mine carries PMS also, only about two days a month where she doesn't have it on hand and far deadlier than anything that would fit in her purse.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #22
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:00 PM   #23
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G43. (I love my wife too much to let her carry a Taurus...)
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:02 PM   #24
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She has ME, other than that she carries PS. She isn't comfortable handling a firearm.
I had to read that twice and figure out you meant spray

I thought the ME , PS was PMS breakdown of some sorts
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #25
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bought my wife the Kel-Tec P32 .. great shooting pistol.. small, compact and light
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:07 PM   #26
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:11 PM   #27
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My wife mainly carries her S&W M&P Bodyguard 380. And sometimes her
Ruger LC9. She is very comfortable with both and shoots them good.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #28
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The Bersa is a good gun, but I would get her a Glock 43. its small and has a good trigger. Plus holsters and accessories are plentiful.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #29
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Mine carries PMS also, only about two days a month where she doesn't have it on hand and far deadlier than anything that would fit in her purse.
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I had to read that twice and figure out you meant spray

I thought the ME , PS was PMS breakdown of some sorts
haha she carries that with her 24/7/365.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:29 PM   #30
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G43. (I love my wife too much to let her carry a Taurus...)
Believe me when I say I was that way about Taurus for years. That being said, the TCP is a solid firearm...trust me.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:30 PM   #31
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Sig P238. Shoots good and the slide is easy to operate. My wife has trouble with the Glock slide.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:40 PM   #32
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Wife had a Taurus 709 slim . Got stolen along with my xds. She now has a sccy
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #33
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #34
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:52 PM   #35
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S&W 637 Airweight 38 spl.
This is her favorite, but she also has a Sig 232 .380 that is a very nice gun...

My daughter carries the Beretta 380... It's a little bigger, but she likes it and shoots it well...
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:00 PM   #36
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She doesn't carry but she has a M&P shield 9mm.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:04 PM   #37
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Had a S&W 380 Bodyguard and wife hated the trigger.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:04 PM   #38
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S&W 642 hammerless...38 spl
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #39
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This is what my wife carries too. I must admit that I like shooting it too.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:12 PM   #40
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:16 PM   #41
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:20 PM   #42
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My wife carries a S&W Model 37 Airweight in her purse.

When she's in the woods she carries a Smith & Wesson Model 686 4" barrel and she shoots both extremely well.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:25 PM   #43
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Ruger LCP 380 in purse
M & P shield 40 on her waist

She also has a M & P 40 in every room in the house. She told me when she is home alone she will never be more then 10' away from one. If it makes her fill safe I'm happy and support it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:22 PM   #44
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:39 PM   #45
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GF. Carries a Glock 42 or Bodyguard.380. She shoots the Glock better but isn’t bad with the Smith.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:45 PM   #46
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:46 PM   #47
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I bought my wife a S&W Body Guard 380, it is a good little pocket gun but the trigger is not great. The trigger is so tough to pull that it pulls her shot consistently. They have an aftermarket trigger but it cost so much it is not feasible to modify this gun. I am just going to keep it for a pocket gun for myself and get her something else.
The problem with that type of trigger pull is the long heavy action similar to a double action revolver. I noticed that many of the recommendations have similar long and heavier double action trigger pulls including revolvers. There are nothing wrong with these types of guns however they are not for everyone, particularly a new shooter or at least without a lot of range time that most people simply do not have the time or money to do. It seems like some of the recommendations are just trading one handgun for another with nearly identical characteristics.

Sometimes it isnít the trigger that is the main culprit but the big bang and their anticipation of it. So.... before I moved on with a new handgun, I might want to make sure it is the trigger causing the problem and not just what is somewhat a typical beginnerís mistake. If possible have her try out an xD, M&P, Glock or other striker fire handgun. If she shoots them significantly better then or at least without the same issue, it would likely be time to find out which pistol of that type she likes the feel of the grip and trigger.

If a person canít shoot a S&W revolver very well, it isnít likely that switching to a Colt or Ruger revolver will make much difference. I kind of feel that way with some of these recommendations. It is not the gun per se but the type of trigger. If the longer and heavier trigger pull is the problem then going to another gun with the same type of action will likely not help.

In my opinion.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:50 PM   #48
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my wife carries a Smith and Wesson lady Smith .38
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:52 PM   #49
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M&P 9mm for me but looking for something smaller . This one is the double stack and I find it to be to bulky.
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