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What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? #6185825
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Any suggestions for a Revolver for a Woman ? It would be her first gun. Needs it for her job. Goes into some pretty dicey neighborhoods. I was thinking of a .41 or .44 Magnum. Wants a Revolver , not a Semi Auto.

Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185829
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A 38 special is a nice little revolver.

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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: BBarnes] #6185842
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Originally Posted By: BBarnes
A 38 special is a nice little revolver.

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Hard to beat. I've carried revolvers from .22 to .44, and most of the time I run a .38. It's nothing sexy, but it works, and I can shoot it one handed at confrontation distance if need be (God willing never).

Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185852
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"I was thinking of a .41 or .44 Magnum".
I'm a little curious why would you think of those calibers for a woman's self defense weapon (or a man's for that matter)?


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185856
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Something she can shoot nicely, and accurately .


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185857
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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185858
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38 special is perfect or you could get a .357 and shoot .357 or 38 special from the same gun. I know I sure wouldn’t want to be shot with a 38.

Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185863
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Ruger makes their LCR revolver in 9mm.

.38 special has been working for a long time though.

Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185868
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I would recommend the revolver she likes best and shoots best. It is her life she is protecting, so the one she will carry all the time.

If it was me it would be a Ruger LCR.


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185878
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I would recommend the 38 special, small gun with small pop. What ever she’s not afraid to shoot. She can’t be afraid to pull the trigger in time of need


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185882
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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185886
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If she needs small and discreet I would suggest a s&w j frame .38. The airweights are nice. If she can get away with a little more size then step up to .357 in the k frame I believe. I have several carry guns for different weather and needs but I really like my .38 airweight. So light. Most important thing is for her to practice often and get comfortable with whatever she carries.

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I forgot to mention the s&w 360pd if you go the .357 route. Very nice gun

Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185893
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I think she should shoot some 38 revolvers and a 9mm , she may think she wants a revolver but may like an auto.

take her to a range that rents buy a box of 38 and a box of 9 and try some different guns.


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185895
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If its her first gun how does she know that she only wants a revolver?

Best to try a few different handguns and then decide.


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185902
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I was reading a review in American Rifleman a while back , they had 7 female firearms trainers and 35 women review 14 guns , a lot of women when in thinking they likes revolvers and came out liking an auto I think they said only one women still wanted a revolver when they were done , and she was a professional trainer , not sure what made her like it.


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185947
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Another here for .38 although my wife, the little ginger spitfire, likes her styre .40..


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185992
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32 H&R magnum is tough to beat in a J frame Smith.


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Re: What Caliber Revolver for a Woman ? [Re: Canvasback2] #6185995
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my daughter likes my 9mm the best she 20 she will be getting one for her 21 birthday in may 9mm is also cheap to shoot

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