As you can probably tell by my sig line, the 1911 is my favorite platform.
Did I know that 2 years ago when I stepped into the world of gun ownership? Nope.
Did I know that last year when I owned 5 9mm pistols? Sure didn't!
It took time, research, money,and a LOT of trips to the range to generate a process of elimination. Id get banned from this website if I listed every quality handgun I spent money on and discovered for one reason or another they were unsuitable for ownership.
Fellow guys, I understand your desire to want your woman to get kitted up and ready to defend herself, but that's a realization she must make ON HER OWN. Buying a handgun for your lady and expecting her to defend herself with it is like buying her a piano and expecting her to outplay George Gershwin. If she doesn't care about guns, accept it.'Cause I know from experience finding your ideal arm is like a pilgrimage to Mecca-its not a trip someone else can make for you.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.
The more subsidies you have, the less self reliant people will be.
-Lao-Tzu, Tau Te Ching. 479 BCE
The 1911 may have been in wars for 100 years, but Masetro Bartolomeo Beretta was arming the world 400 years before John Browning was ever a wet dream.