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Old 01-20-2013, 12:59 AM
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.380 is a rather "advanced" caliber and not usually recommended for beginners, mostly due to the sharp impulse from recoil produced by this cartridge.

Stick with 22lr, 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45ACP for a first gun in autos, or a .38 special for revolvers and you will be happiest.

Remember recoil is a function of the weight of the gun (more weight = less recoil) vs the energy of the cartridge (more energy = more recoil), but weight of the gun is a larger factor in the function.

Basically, you want the heaviest gun your wife is confortable shooting, within reason.

My wife likes her S&W 686+ 4" stainless as a point of reference.
"It wasn't a failure of laws," said Amanda Wilcox, who along with her husband, Nick, lobbies for the California chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "I just don't see how our gun laws could have stopped something like that."
-Speaking about the Oikos mass shooting in Oakland.

With an assault weapon you just hold the trigger back and it goes blup,blup,blup
-Michael Bloomberg confused about the difference between a machine gun and a rifle, ABC News Nightline 12/21/12
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