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#6881926 - 09/08/17 09:29 AM Pistol for mom
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Mom said she wants me to find her a pistol in .22 WMR for her to carry in her purse. What pistol do you recommend for me to get her? I wish she would at least go with a .380 but she wants almost zero recoil or nothing and we all know something (.22 WMR) is better than nothing. I have my eye on a couple, just want some opinions.
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#6881997 - 09/08/17 11:02 AM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Smith and Wesson 351PD. Not cheap but I like the feel of this gun.

S&W makes several double action revolvers that will work for the stated purpose. Like you said it is not my first choice but beats nothing by a long ways.

Ruger LCR is another.

NRA American rifleman on the 22Mag for defense link
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#6882030 - 09/08/17 11:37 AM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Ruger LCR

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#6882053 - 09/08/17 12:19 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Glock 43

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#6882057 - 09/08/17 12:33 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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North American Arms .22wmr, pocket revolver

will fit in a tiny purse, she'll like it

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#6882059 - 09/08/17 12:42 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Glock 43

Ah yes, the ultra elusive Glock 43 in 22 mag.

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#6882062 - 09/08/17 12:47 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: SR025]
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Originally Posted By: SR025
Ruger LCR

That's a pretty good idea. Don't have to worry about anything except pulling the trigger. Rimfires are known for having bad rounds. With a revolver, you just pull the trigger again to go past a bad round. The downside is limited capacity and reloading. You might consider getting two of them: one in a 22 to practice with and then a 38 spl to carry.
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#6882087 - 09/08/17 01:44 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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My opinion. Take her somewhere where you can rent guns and let her try them out. I tried to buy my wife guns twice and she hated both of them. Once she picked her gun she was happy.


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#6882122 - 09/08/17 02:41 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Have her try on a Walther pk380, Very easy to rack the slide and I hear not much more recoil if any than a .22. I am told that most women relay like them, My wife on the other hand with small hands could not operate the fire arm comfortably.
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#6882129 - 09/08/17 02:47 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Ruger LC. Just bought my wife a LC9s and I am pretty happy with it. My wife is too.
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#6882225 - 09/08/17 05:02 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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22WMR limits your choice. S&W is costly and only a couple of models have 2" barrels.

Ruger LCR has a stout trigger. Many women do not have the index finger strength. Plus the DA makes it difficult to be accurate with trigger issue.

Might get a Taurus or Charter Arms, both have/had models with 2" barrels.
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#6882257 - 09/08/17 05:40 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Kel-Tec PMR-30

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#6882401 - 09/08/17 09:26 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
Kel-Tec PMR-30


This. Most older ladies carry good sized purses. It should fit fine.
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#6882405 - 09/08/17 09:35 PM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I like a derringer.

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#6884930 - 09/12/17 08:31 AM Re: Pistol for mom [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Trying to talk her into going this weekend and look at them. Thanks for the suggestions
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