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Taurus PT58HCSS

The wife doesn't like her Kel Tec P3-At...a lot. :(

Does anyone have any experience, good, bad and/or ugly, with the above .380? Is there a 9mm Taurus SA/DA that y'all could recommend for purse carry? :)

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well while i can't really recommend the millennium pro from experience i would nudge you in that direction to take a look at them, larger then the p3at but they look more robust and are still pretty compact.

3rd gen milrpro's are DA/SA.
 

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While I don't own a PT58HC, I do own an older PT58. It's considerably larger than the P3AT, and what I would consider a belt gun. Have your wife check the new Ruger .380, as the feel is somewhat different, but the size is still small. The Sig P232 is also a viable candidate. If all else fails, locate an old Colt Mustang, or Colt Government Model .380. Locked breech guns, they are reliable and accurate, but have attained cult status as far as price goes. Expect $500-700 for good examples. :???:
 

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I have the PT111, and it is SA/DA, capacity is 12 + 1. With practice reasonably accurate. Or wait for the single stack 709 which is due out later this year.
 

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We went up to the Lake to fire a few rounds again today. She really doesn't like her P3 - AT ... a lot.

Somebody has a Senior CHL wife and can make a suggestion or three - don't they?
 

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We went up to the Lake to fire a few rounds again today. She really doesn't like her P3 - AT ... a lot.
What is it she doesn't like about the P3AT? The grip? The recoil? The trigger? Your answer may help others steer you in the right direction.
 

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Thanks Vegas,

It's mainly the trigger pull and the grip. Actually, she shoots the Hi-Power and the PT1911 the best but they won't fit in her purse/s.
 

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Break down and buy the lady a bigger purse....She deserves to be well armed and the BHP or the 1911 would serve her well...
 

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Why not go with the Bersa series 85s or the Firestorm .380's?

What follows is a compilation of Bersa,women and shooting various guns, and PT111,PT138,PT132 series pistols among others. There are a lot of recommendation info for the wife's gun as well.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=449.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8199.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1673.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4356.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5343.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3316.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=346.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6348.0 ?
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1521.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5683.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5780.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=934.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=980.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=474.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5025.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2322.0

PT111 Mil/pro and related items.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6717.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=8143.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7866.0

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7833.0

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7288.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=723.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3484.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2226.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3047.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7345.0

There is the Taurus 911 series but these are traditional DA/SA triggered guns.

Some things depend on her hand and finger sizes as well. Trying these various guns out at the local gunshops,ranges, and clubs would help see what fits and what doesn't.

There are also used SIG P6/225s out there or SIG 239s that might fit the bill. These are single stack guns. Easier to grip for short handed or fingered people. There's the 232 if .380ACP caliber is wanted.

Even S&W offer the LadySmith 3913 or the 908 as single stacks.

Kahr has the K9 or MK9 in single stack as well.

One last thing. It might be wise to ditch the purse carry. Violent felons/purse snatchers are attracted to purses and off body carry bags like flies flock to garbage.
 

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Does she want a 380? How about a 38? the M85 would fit in her purse, no problem. This is my wife's.
 

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That PT 709 with a single action trigger would meet her needs I'm certainly interested. It looks and has a good write up. That Ruger LCP is a hot seller right now my local gun shop can't get enough.
 

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Good point CJS3.
Somewhere in all those links it's covered. Somewhat.

Revolvers do have a lot going for them and revolvers weren't ruled out..... not yet.

Taurus 85/851/651 850/650 in 5 shot guise or a Rossi 462 6shot snubbie could work.

Tailor the ammo to the user. More so than with a pistol.
 

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That really is too bad that she doesn't like the KelTec. It has a lot going for it, but it really i s a "Love it or hate it - all the way" kind of gun. I have one that is so much a part of my sytem/rotation that I'd positively be lost without it. The Ruger is close, but it is different, and may be enough so that she would find it attractive.

Have you tried the PT32? that is same size/shape/ergo, just lighter kick. My wife likes hers, when the P3AT was too much.

One of my friends who has smaller hands wound up in a love-affair with the Bersa 380. A very highly thought-of gun, not terribly expensive, and worthy of consideration, though harder to conceal by a bit.

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