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Old 02-20-2014, 1:22 PM
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this was brought to my attention by another member of calguns who thought the ladies' forum participants would appreciate it:

http://blog.beretta.com/choosing-a-c...ontent=3968273
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Old 02-20-2014, 2:01 PM
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I'm not a lady, and I appreciate it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 3:02 PM
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feel free to pass it around on calguns, David!
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Thx MZ -- reminds me of the "control" aspect from my former life -- sheesh!
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She needs to correct her grip first. Smaller guns are much more difficult to manage than larger frame guns and have much more felt recoil. Using an improper grip only adds to the problem.



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Great letter. I wonder if it would be OK to reproduce it for Women On Target classes?
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She needs to correct her grip first. Smaller guns are much more difficult to manage than larger frame guns and have much more felt recoil. Using an improper grip only adds to the problem.



Everyone's an expert! Missed the point entirely.

Highlander, read the article, don't worry about the pictures. No one learns a proper grip by looking at diagrams.
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It is funny. Since I have started working at a gun store, My favorite local gun store as a matter of fact, I have seen prolly about 10+ guys in the past 1.5 weeks mention to me that they want to buy THIS or THAT gun for their wife or girlfriend. MOST of the time they are pointing to the PINK framed FMK pistol (kinda like a glock, but longer trigger pull). I have told them (based on a previous thread I came across here some time ago) that if they really want to make that purchase worth it then they will bring the woman down to try it out because just cause it feels good in their hands don't mean their woman will feel the same way about it. And about 1/5 of them said that was fine, they would then get to keep it for themself and she can buy a different one...

LoL. And I of course told my girl the other night that she needs to get her own gun to have also, but first I want her to study and pass that stupid test...
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CSA, I think if you print it and quote the source as well as the author it would be ok....but why not call Beretta and be sure?
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Everyone's an expert! Missed the point entirely.

Highlander, read the article, don't worry about the pictures. No one learns a proper grip by looking at diagrams.
That's Highlander for ya, Always critical. Must be lonely at the top
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actually, Highlander's post emphasized what the blogger was saying....and what we say here as well. perhaps we should thank him for making the point?! LOL!
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Everyone's an expert! Missed the point entirely.

Highlander, read the article, don't worry about the pictures. No one learns a proper grip by looking at diagrams.
Yes, us guys have finally found the one forum on Calguns where Highlander can get troll squashed. I guess you really can't expect us men to do ladies' work. Thanks ladies!

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Btw, if all goes well on the carry front (God bless Peruta and his attorneys) my wife and I will be visiting a gun shop in the future to pick out a carry gun for her.
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you're welcome, ipsick!

why wait?! make that visit now, get her HSC if she doesn't already have it, try out as many as She can as rentals at a range, and buy one so that all is necessary is the paperwork and compliance stuff.

and have fun!
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There is actually a rather low troll survival rate in the Women's Forum. Gender doesn't matter and half life is probably less than 15 minutes...

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Keep a handgun on your bedside table.
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Old 02-25-2014, 1:09 PM
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There is actually a rather low troll survival rate in the Women's Forum. Gender doesn't matter and half life is probably less than 15 minutes...


LOL! I've missed you Bonnie!
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you're welcome, ipsick!

why wait?! make that visit now, get her HSC if she doesn't already have it, try out as many as She can as rentals at a range, and buy one so that all is necessary is the paperwork and compliance stuff.

and have fun!
Probably more her than me. If she wanted to go shopping for one now, I'd either go with her or have her go on her own. She likes guns but she's not a nut like me. Btw, it wouldn't be her first gun. Her first is actually a double stack Para 40. I just figure if carry becomes shall issue, it gives the extra boost for the next gun.
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