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    Wife doesnt like Taurus slim 709 9mm. Any other suggestions

    We had a taurus slim 709 9mm and my wife wasnt too crazy about it. She was getting used to the recoil on it, but it might have still been too much. I want her to be comfortable and happy when going to range and or carrying. I was thinking of maybe downsizing caliber to a 22lr? Maybe something little smaller than the 709, and maybe even a revolver.

    Have any ladies here had same issues and if so what did you go with? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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    Look at some of the .32acp carry guns or perhaps a .32 S&W L revolver. If you want to stay in the 9mm cartridge, try the PT-111 G2.
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    Any of the good quality .380 pistols might work for her.

    The Taurus poly 85 series .38 revolver might be good for her in terms of felt recoil, as the have large, soft grips that absorb recoil.

    My wife prefers .38 loads up to about 130gr, rather than the classic 158gr.

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    Most of the women I've shot with seem to like the larger locked-breech .380's. But they tend to be a bit on the larger side of the 709. Beretta 84 (expensive and heavy-all metal), Taurus PT638 (discontinued but not hard to find poly frame), and I haven't shot one but there's the Chiappa MC14 (Bud's has those).

    If the somewhat greater recoil of a blowback is OK with her the Bersa Thunder or the wider grip high cap Thunder Plus might be a solution.
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    Have you considered the .22 magnum caliber? While not quite as common as .22 LR, it's more potent. There are some nice concealable handguns available.

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    I'd go with a poly .38 and the pink hornady critical defense loads. I fired that combination the other day, and the recoil is little to nothing, less than a revolver with .22 magnum loads.

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    How does she want to carry? Have you tried any of the reduced recoil ammo in the PT709 to see if that helps?

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    I got my wife a 22 mag Ruger LCR. She likes it. It's light and easy to shoot.
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    Try going the other direction, maybe she may want to consider a heavier pistol. Not great for CC but great for HD and so much easier to shoot. For example my wife had a Beretta Tomcat ( bought without my input ) . Sure it was small and light but she couldn't hit much with it. So we got her a big, heavy full size 9mm CZ variant. ( MRI baby Eagle ). Now she is a confident shooter , can hit what she aims at, and is much more comfortable shooting.
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    Try a Ruger LC380. same size as the LC9/ 709 Slim but chambered in 380. Very light recoil and the slide is very easy to rack. I went with the Kahr CT380. Recoil is very soft, but my wife can not rack the slide. I also like the Charter Arms in 32 H&R, these can safely shoot 32 S&W long and 32 S&W. I hear they are reintroducing the 327 Magnum also???. The Ruger LCR in 38 special or 22 Magnum and the CA Pathfinder in 22 magnum also come to mind. In 22 long rifle I like the Ruger SR22, the Walther P22 and the Bersa Thunder22. They each carry 10 rounds. The Taurus PT 22 / 25 ply may be pretty decent also.

    Finally, at the risk of being banned, I will mention the Glock 42. iMO, Glock got that one right.
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