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glock600rr
02-26-2012, 3:38 PM
Can anyone recommend some 9mm handguns for my wife to try out? So far, she likes my Glock 19 and can shoot it fairly well. She has also tried a SigP226, S&W M&P9, Beretta 92FS, Springfield XD9 and the XD9 subcompact. Are there any other guns we should try renting? So far, she didn't really like the XD9 due to the weight, barrel length (leading to stiffer spring?) and the feel for the safety on the rear of the grip. She also didn't like the 92FS much. Should we be looking at H&K, Kahr, or other brands? She also needs a gun that gives her adequate grip. The grip on the Gen3 Glock 19 seems to be fine as well as the M&P9 and P226. The XD9 and 92FS seemed to have larger grips.

shamu415
02-26-2012, 3:44 PM
Springfield emp

BHPFan
02-26-2012, 3:45 PM
Can anyone recommend some 9mm handguns for my wife to try out? So far, she likes my Glock 19 and can shoot it fairly well. She has also tried a SigP226, S&W M&P9, Beretta 92FS, Springfield XD9 and the XD9 subcompact. Are there any other guns we should try renting? So far, she didn't really like the XD9 due to the weight, barrel length (leading to stiffer spring?) and the feel for the safety on the rear of the grip. She also didn't like the 92FS much. Should we be looking at H&K, Kahr, or other brands? She also needs a gun that gives her adequate grip. The grip on the Gen3 Glock 19 seems to be fine as well as the M&P9 and P226. The XD9 and 92FS seemed to have larger grips.

I don't know, but I think you pretty much answered your own questions. It will always boil down to what your wife likes shooting best with. Let her try some other rental pistols at a gun range.

paul0660
02-26-2012, 3:46 PM
Paperweight, target, or carry?

Catalyst81
02-26-2012, 3:50 PM
Might be worth checking out the Sig Pro 2022 and Beretta PX4. I think both of them have interchangeable grips

Ub3rDorK
02-26-2012, 3:50 PM
this thread again?

There is no WE when looking for a gun for your significant other...its a "what she likes and feels good with".

Go out and rent a bunch of guns and have her test them at the range...after that let her choose. Women don't care about brands and looks of the gun. As long as it fits and shoots good.

Dirtbikindad393
02-26-2012, 3:53 PM
I can only offer this....I have a friend who's wife is LEO and she loves her Kahr for an off duty weapon. While looking for my first gun at one of the vendors here Tin Star Supply (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=257865) (yzernie) I held several Kahrs and the CW9 felt really good in my hand. Have her look at Kahrs as one of the choices.

Sunday
02-26-2012, 4:14 PM
My wife carries a 642 for concealed carry . She has shot pretty much all the semis but likes the 642.

BoJackUSMC
02-26-2012, 4:19 PM
Take her to the local range and let her try out some guns for herself.

huck
02-26-2012, 4:21 PM
My wife has a Kahr K9 and loves it. If your wife doesn't like the weight of the metal guns, she may prefer the P9.

Luckee112
02-26-2012, 5:02 PM
Did she like the Sig P226? If even a little bit have her try the SigP229 elite.

JJ1911
02-26-2012, 5:09 PM
My girl actually likes 1911s. Its. 45 but she loves em.

Saym14
02-26-2012, 5:14 PM
HK USP compact

den888
02-26-2012, 5:18 PM
S&W 3913

mtenenhaus
02-26-2012, 5:20 PM
my better half's absolute favorite is the hk p7m8..she love its, feels very safe with it and shoots it beautifully. her next favorite is the cz 75B. both are 9mm.

MyGlock17
02-26-2012, 5:23 PM
Get her a Glock 19 also...Atleast you and her can use the same magazine...You really can't have enough glocks imo lol...But you should also look at the FNP 9, Beretta PX4, Sig 229R, H&K USP compact or H&K P2000 if you decide not to get another Glock...If she feels comfortable with a Glock 19 and loves shooting it i would go with that...

BoJackUSMC
02-26-2012, 5:24 PM
My girl actually likes 1911s. Its. 45 but she loves em.

hehehe 1911 9mm:43:

Rocket Man
02-26-2012, 9:32 PM
Bought my wife an EMP9 and she flat out loves that gun, she takes her friends & new shooters (all fem) & they all love the EMP too!

it's light, low recoil, small grip, slide is easy to pull back, very accurate.

I liked hers so much I got me a EMP 40

Mr.Hipp
02-26-2012, 9:38 PM
S&W 3913
2nd that

Bill Steele
02-26-2012, 9:41 PM
First choice would be a Glock 19, second Ruger SR9.

Inexpensive, nice ergos, great shooters.

Sunspring
02-26-2012, 9:56 PM
I would add the CZ-75B and the Browning Hi-Power to the list.

dphouse
02-26-2012, 10:01 PM
Glock 26

Mezcalfud
02-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Like the others; got my wife an EMP 9 and we fight over who gets to shoot it (I usually end up reloading mags while she burns through them).

X231
02-26-2012, 10:11 PM
You never said what it will be used for, but it sounds like she's leaning towards a light gun. Check the Ruger LC9. If she doesn't like that but does like the Glock and shoots it well there's your answer.

Blackhawk556
02-26-2012, 10:23 PM
EMP. What city you located at? If by Fresno, I'll let you two try out any of my guns. Look at my avatar. I have a EMP that's not picture.

Sent from Los Alamos Nuclear Facility

rneptune
02-26-2012, 10:27 PM
My wife loves her FNP-9. It fits nice in her smaller hands, shoots smoothly, has a good trigger, good ergonomics, comes with 3 mags, not to mention we got a good deal on it. She hasnt had problems with it yet. I think it is definitely a good one to look into.

ArcherDog
02-26-2012, 10:36 PM
Second on the FNP-9. My wife is 5' tall and a bit hesitant with a handgun and she handles it like a pro. Highly recommended especially if you can find one on closeout.

SFOGUN
02-26-2012, 11:02 PM
Just my two cents,

I would go with the Sig P226 (P228 if you can find one) because of the Decocker feature alone. For a less experienced shooter who may have to use this weapon when they are alone… it gives a person confidence that they can immediately pull back the hammer with a safe way to immediately decock the weapon if the situation warrants it. Also having a semi-auto that shoots double auction not just single is gold to me. Also Hicap magazines available.

redhemi
02-27-2012, 9:31 AM
How about a Ruger SR9 or if she's looking for something a little smaller a SR9c. Both good guns that I have had no problems with at all. The only problem with the SR9c is the slide is a little stiff at first but if she uses the push pull method she should have no problems my daughter didn't and she loves shooting my SR9.

Stamatos
02-27-2012, 10:50 AM
I looked at all sorts of pistols before getting my wife the Ruger SR9. Has a smaller grip, 21st century features, smooth action and great out of the box. She loves it. Best part is that it won't break the bank if she decides she isn't into shooting. Good for lefties too as it has a true ambidextrous safety and mag release.

rneptune
02-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Just my two cents,

I would go with the Sig P226 (P228 if you can find one) because of the Decocker feature alone. For a less experienced shooter who may have to use this weapon when they are alone… it gives a person confidence that they can immediately pull back the hammer with a safe way to immediately decock the weapon if the situation warrants it. Also having a semi-auto that shoots double auction not just single is gold to me. Also Hicap magazines available.

Having a decocker is a good thing, the FNP-9 has one as well. Unlike the Sig the decocker on the FN isn't located where the slide catch should be.

This post is not to flame the Sig in any way, I beleive it is a fantastic weapon and would love to have one someday (only reason I don't have one now is price). I am just pointing out the differences between the two.

LoadedM333
02-27-2012, 12:16 PM
My wife likes Glock 19, simple and reliable.

hyperion.excal
02-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Try Sig P239 my Gf loved it. She is getting one very soon.

Iknownot
02-27-2012, 12:26 PM
Sig 225 (p6) if you are looking for something on the smaller side, but that is still usable as a range gun.

IMO, at least.