Skip to comments.Looking for a small, reliable pistol/sidearm for a lady
Posted on 12/07/2008 6:54:45 PM PST by Mamzelle
Have small, weak hands and I play an instrument and am an artist and don't want to hurt my hands. Menfolk seem to want to encourage me to pistols too large, heavy and complicated. Seems to me if I cannot handle a weapon properly, it won't matter how big the bullets are that it can shoot because I won't manage to shoot at all. I want something small even if the bullets are small, too, because I'll have more confidence in shooting it.
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Beretta Tomcat, hands down. You don’t even have to operate the slide with that one; .32 caliber. It was made with women like yourself in mind.
You might look at North American Arms.
Walthers P5 compact.
Still might be too large for you. Nice gun.
Go to your local dealer/gunsmith. If you have no experience at all, I recommend a revolver. They’re easy to maintain.
a small .22 auto...small, light, easy to use..and deadly
Bookmark. I have the same question. My girly hands aren’t tiny but a broken wrist a two years ago has left my right hand a little weak.
Ditto on the tomcat and .32 acp.
I suggest a quality .22 revolver. A hit with a .22 is better, it has been said, tham a loud miss with a .45
I’d suggest the semi-auto Berreta Tomcat also. You might also want to consider one of the Smith & Wesson Ladysmiths in .38 special.
Ruger Bearcat (.22LR) hands down. Compact, light, simple, shoots where you point it.
Consider the 357. It can fire both 357 and 38 rounds.
And, of course, should be able to stop an intruder dead in his tracks. :(
38 Caliber, five shot revolver.
You can get you confidence up practicing with light loads. Get trained by a qualified instructor or friend.
Best of luck. Stay safe.
A Baretta. Q said so.
Nothing more than a cap gun!
Thanks for posting the question. I have that problem too. I have never been able to pull the slide on a gun. I tried a revolver and I could actually shoot it and I liked it, but somebody talked me out of it. I would also like to hear input from other folks here.
I have a standard service revolver, I just don't like it. Bulky and I think I shoot better than it lets me. But I intend to get some education shortly.
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