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.
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).
Are we there yet?
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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.
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.