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To: ConservativeLawyer; .38sw
What would you recommend for caliber/firearm for concealed carry for a woman?
I need to do a little shopping for the wife.

I started my son, when he was 5 feet tall and weighed 95 pounds with a chopped 45 automatic. he found the 'soft' recoil of it easier to handle than a .38 revolver or even a .32 auto.

I'm PINGing .38 SW
She has moved from an occasional shooter to a bit 45 fan in the last year or so.

So9

150 posted on 02/23/2003 10:11:31 AM PST by Servant of the Nine (Republicans for Sharpton)
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To: Servant of the Nine; ConservativeLawyer
Swervie is right about the .45 auto. I find my Kimber CDP easier to handle than my .38 revolver. Reacquiring the target for a 2nd shot is easier and faster than with the .38. I keep it loaded with 230 JHP's in Chip McCormick Power Mags.
152 posted on 02/23/2003 10:43:29 AM PST by .38sw (girls with guns!)
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To: Servant of the Nine
The question was concealed carry. The answer should be qualified as to weather, body size, style of clothing and body build and activity.
A 1911 under a T-shirt may be covered. It won't be concealed. A service pistol may be a fine choice to fire. It may not be a good choice for a CCW.
Pistol ammunition has not progressed much in the last 100 years. Smokeless powder and the human body have not changed much. The 38spl, 9mm, .357 and .45 all stand the test of time. Fancy expanding bullets for pistols are as shiny fishing lures for fish. Many new pistols rounds are the result of government rules.
We need to consider possible multiple shots, inclosed confined space (muzzle blast) and muzzle flash when firing in darkness.
I'm to lazy to pick up my brass and I don't get paid enough to carry a service size pistol. A M38 S+W is fine for me.
191 posted on 02/23/2003 9:15:59 PM PST by earplug
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