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    Stopping power for bears and cats. Sges shot a lot of long rifle and a little bit of pistol. She definitely needs more time in range do looking to get her something to shoot consistently to be comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    If she is comfortable and proficient with it why change? Shooting +Ps in it would be what I would do. I teach lots of women and when you get a lady that "loves" one, stick with it. The +P will have more recoil (and stopping power), so getting her shooting them in the LCR would be what I would do.

    Good luck.
    I do not want to change her. If it works for her, I am ok with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerm8352 View Post
    I do not want to change her. If it works for her, I am ok with it.
    Just wanted to make sure you knew what +Ps are. They are upgraded .38 Special ammo. Faster and hits harder and has a little more recoil.
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    Please read everything you can at the https://www.corneredcat.com/ and then have your lady put her hands on lots of different weapons. Repeat, "this is her gun, this is her gun, this is her gun" every day. And, does she want the pistol, or do you want her to have the pistol. Big difference.

    (getting off of soapbox, now there is room for you to stand on it).

    This is a field pistol (archery and shed hunting), but are you worried about four legged or two legged problems. If two legged things are the concern, a full size (for her hand) pistol in 9mm is what I would suggest. One of the striker fired wonder 9s. Glock, Springfield, XD, etc (even the Ruger SR9c (my wife's fav)). Which ever fits her hand. Fullsize polymer frame pistol.

    If you are worried about four legged problems, ask her again, does she really want a pistol, or does she want bearspray. After that, I would think about a 4 inch .357 revolver or a 10mm pistol. Her choice. (10mm recoil in the right platform is not something to fear). Both rounds have a wide variety of loads and power levels to fit almost anyone's capabilities.

    Again. Its her gun. Its her gun. Its her gun. It should fit her hand.

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    Another vote for the LCR. I have one that the wife uses occasionally chambered in .357. When I carry it's loaded with full bore .357. She loads .38 special when she has it. Very Light, simple to use, and compact. Only alteration I did was to install a fiber optic front sight.

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    Yeah I do, I have not shot any through it or had her yet. But I am sure we will.
    Last edited by Ikeepitcold; 05-06-2014 at 08:49 AM. Reason: Misspelling

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    Ouch -- be careful doing that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerm8352 View Post
    Yeah I do, I have not shit any through it or had her yet. But I am sure we will.
    Interesting. How that work out?

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    Get her a shotgun loaded with slugs and 00!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beav906 View Post
    Looking into getting the little lady a carry pistol for archery and shed hunting. Smaller gal. Any thoughts on caliber/pistol selections? Like something with stopping power but won't scare her to shoot. Thanks!
    Gun guys tend to have friends that also like guns. My advice is to involve your wife in the process by taking her to a range to shoot a few different handguns, then take her to a LGS or two and let her pick out the one she likes.

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