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#7100799 - 03/04/18 02:20 PM pistol for mom
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so mom is 70 she has her revolver but has decided she wants a semi auto lesser upper body strength looking at atleast 9mm what ya all suggestions looking for something not overly hard to pull slide on.
I have my opinions now lets hear yours.
thanks
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#7100832 - 03/04/18 03:10 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Glock single stack (42 I think). My wife had trouble with the slide on a Sig 232. No issue with the Glock. Small profile with no safety or decocker to think about when really needed.

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#7100841 - 03/04/18 03:19 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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My mom has carpal tunnel and has a hard time with slides. The only pistols that was easy for her to rack was the sig 238. The 9mm isnít much harder to rack. The Glock was much harder to rack than the sigs.
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#7100853 - 03/04/18 03:34 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Take her to a range that rents guns

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#7100873 - 03/04/18 03:55 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Hammer less ultra lite colt in .38...

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#7100910 - 03/04/18 04:42 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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S&W Shield

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#7100925 - 03/04/18 05:00 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: SR025]
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Originally Posted By: SR025
Take her to a range that rents guns


This without any question.

Fwiw - I taught a 70+ year old woman with multiple sclerosis last fall. She tried several 9ís and settled on the M&P Compact 9 2.0.

fwiw - a mid-size pistol is easier to control than a subcompact. Folks show up with Glock 43ís or Shields and leave to buy G19 or M&Pís.


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#7100949 - 03/04/18 05:45 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
S&W Shield


Great pistols, hard to rack the slide for a lot of ladies.
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#7100975 - 03/04/18 06:07 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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she can shoot so not horribly worried about the range
thinking more about hitting store to play w slides
also thinking a slide pull device
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#7100978 - 03/04/18 06:15 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Originally Posted By: luv2brode
she can shoot so not horribly worried about the range
thinking more about hitting store to play w slides
also thinking a slide pull device


Yea I know for sure you can get charging handles for glocks. Iíd bet a few guns have them
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#7101241 - 03/04/18 10:53 PM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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What caliber wheel gun is she moving away from? What is the purpose of buyin a semi-auto? Some of the guns that have been suggested only have 1-2 more rounds than the wheel gun. If the revolver is too much power than think about a light load for the revolver. If she is wanting a semi-auto for the ammo capacity then she needs to go with something larger, in the mid to full sized range. I second the need to go to a range and try out a bunch of different guns. It will cost more in the front end but she will know she can handle the gun in the long run. My recommendation would be a Glock 19 or something along that size.

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#7101440 - 03/05/18 08:34 AM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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For simplicity sake in stressful situations, my wife is staying with a revolver. It seems that my semi is too complicated, with buttons and levers and a magazine. Maybe the OPís mom just needs a different revolver, like my wife did.

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#7101466 - 03/05/18 08:51 AM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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My mom is 70. She is still carrying the 22 Bearcat sheís carried for the last 50 years. Sheís deadly with that little gun.

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#7101520 - 03/05/18 09:42 AM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Striker fired pistol with short lop, large mag ready to go

No revolver

You will go with her to the ranger and practice sessions to work the gun. Once she is practiced up she has no reason to charge the weapon a bunch and it will be ready with 12+ rounds

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#7101545 - 03/05/18 10:08 AM Re: pistol for mom [Re: luv2brode]
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Walter PK380

Nice ergonomics for petite hands but big enough to control.....one of the easiest slides to rack.

It is what I plan to get my daughter.

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