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    Recommended gun for the wife (or you too)

    Someone mentioned a Remington RM380... I had one. Past tense. It shoots great, and eats any ammo.
    The problem is, that the steel recoil rod rides on the aluminum pocket in the frame.
    Over time, that pocket wears out and soon you have a gun that will not work.

    So if you don't intend to practice with it, it's a great gun.
    Based upon my experience with standard pressure range ammo, I would estimate a total of 3,000 rounds.
    - Folks from Remington may correct me since I am a user and not a seller.

    I replaced the RM380 with a S&W 380 EZ (my abbreviation).
    - I have not seen any wear in it and it DOES live up to the reputation of EZ

    Personally, if Taurus would chamber the G2C in 380, I think it would be a no brainer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark7mod0 View Post
    Attachment 436011 I originally bought a 738 for my wife. She hated it...I was not a big fan of it either. She shot a 38 revolver, liked the revolver part but not the 38 kick. Finally settled on a Charter Arms .32 Mag. She learned to shoot with .32 long ammo working her way up to the .32 Mags. She really like the revolver, and she has gotten darn good with it.
    Can't beat the Charter revolvers! I was carrying my .357 Mag Pug today.
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    Wife ended up getting and loving a Bersa Thunder 380. The Sig P238 was great, but she's a safety consious shooter and carrying "cocked and locked" bothered her. The Bersa is a DA/SA with a safty. She liked that because it is the same as the SR22 that she's been shooting and carrying for over a year now. A nice soft shooter with a fixed barrel that she is very accurate with. Plus with the DA hammer, we practice with iDryfire and you don't have to rack the slide for each shot, (Sig does).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTM300 View Post
    Wife ended up getting and loving a Bersa Thunder 380. The Sig P238 was great, but she's a safety consious shooter and carrying "cocked and locked" bothered her. The Bersa is a DA/SA with a safty. She liked that because it is the same as the SR22 that she's been shooting and carrying for over a year now. A nice soft shooter with a fixed barrel that she is very accurate with. Plus with the DA hammer, we practice with iDryfire and you don't have to rack the slide for each shot, (Sig does).
    Good choice! The Thunder 380 is a real "sleeper" in the gun world. I have a two-toned one, has about 650-700 rounds through it, and other than it getting "grouchy" after shooting about a hundred rounds at a time, it has always been very reliable and very much a CC pistol in my rotation. I carry mine in a Fobus OWB paddle type holster, and a spare magazine in my front left pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnj View Post
    My wife like "pretty" guns. And guns that have an easy to rack slide. And guns that are very accurate and reliable. The Sig p320 X5 has all of these traits in spades (but it is expensive). My wife owns 3 of them at this point, and we are eyeballing another. The Smith & Wesson 380 EZ also has all of the aforementioned traits (except the "pretty" trait). The wife has been very impressed with my EZ as well.
    Agreed. If you want a gun that is small and concealable, the P239 is a good choice.

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    Best advice, take her to a range that rents guns and let her explore.

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    I'm teaching the wife of a friend of mine how to shoot. She's getting her CHL, and wants to carry for protection. We've gone through several guns, and she's pretty much settled on my Springfiold XD-S in 0mm. Single stack, 7+1 rounds (8+1 with the extended mag). It fits her small hand quite well, and she shoots it better than any other gun she's tried - including the G-2, Shield and Ruger American. It's a well balanced gun with little muzzle flip - high center-line so recoil is pretty much absorbed by arms and upper body, hence a little less perceived recoil. I'm pretty much a .45 type, but have taken to carrying the XD because it's small and conceals quite well. I have 2500 or so rounds of various makes and types of ammo and have not found anything the gun won't eat.

    Might want to try it.
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    You guys realize your responding to a 3 year old thread. I think the lady has already bought a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruntson View Post
    You guys realize your responding to a 3 year old thread. I think the lady has already bought a firearm.
    Still a topic of interest for many people and lots of good advice being offered.

    I'm with KTM300. The Bersa 380 (especially the "CC" concealed carry version) is a hard act to follow for a new shooter.
    Big enough to get a good grip on, and just enough weight to soak up about all of the recoil that a 380 can produce without limp wristing.
    Good sight radius. Double strike capability. DA/SA operation. Thumb safety if you want it. Racks easily. All in a relatively flat & compact package.
    8+1 capacity. Plus they are affordable at less than $250.
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