My father wants to get my mother a cc weapon. She is unable to use my tcp 738. It is way to hard with her arthritis. I would love some suggestions.
I agree - I prefer the revolvers designed for 357 - they have more "substance", and shooting 38's from them is very comfortable! I am geeze-ette and a revolver queen! I have arthritis and age-ing eye sight! I have a little semi pt22 that I love because of the tip up barrel but I take it to the range for fun time shooting, but most folks want more than a 22 for carry. For a carry piece (we can't get carry permits here in Maryland - too close to DC otherwise known as H_LL!!) maybe look into a Taurus 66. I just acquired a 23 yr old one in 6" for range work and I shoot only 38's thru it - it's wonderful! Very easy to hold, no snap or concussion with it - and I have pretty small hands. Here is a link for the 4" model 66: Taurus International Manufacturing Incor a 357 and use 38's in it. Then you can use all the 38 caliber rounds including the +p's.
What she said.I agree - I prefer the revolvers designed for 357 - they have more "substance", and shooting 38's from them is very comfortable! I am geeze-ette and a revolver queen! I have arthritis and age-ing eye sight!
I know that it might seem a bit heavy, but beware getting a revolver that is too short and too light - it will be difficult for your mom to control. There is a balance between weight and size that must be made by the person that is going to shoot it. If the revolver has nice heft, it just sits very securely in my hand and is actually easier for me to shoot accurately- and isn't that the "name of the game?"