Well, I sure in the hell am!
Glad it was a case of mistaken identity. Hopefully you cleaned the piece before you let her shoot it.
A couple SIGs and a few others
At Shot Show 2017 I asked if a P229 Legion SAO was a possibility--the SIG rep said there was not enough room in the P229 for the SAO trigger. I don't know much about the P229, but has there ever been an SAO model?
Ditto. I think this is an implied sentiment in threads like this. I will very tempted by the CZ P10c when the rush is over and has been proven. My lc9s has one of the best triggers of all my pistols.
I will also plug the Sigpro. Still a good value.
P229 dak/dao, usp compact (cocked and locked), usp compact lem, p2000 lem. - just a few suggestions that could fit into what your looking for. As was mentioned above you can find p229s in a non da/sa configuration for a rather good price. My lady shot my p229 stainless in da/sa and loved it (could be the stainless though = shiny). If she doesn't like da/sa I would say start there and look for different actions then find something that fits her hand and shoots well for her.
Why don't you just buy her a beautiful p229 Stainless. Then, put a short trigger on it so it will fit her small hands better and install a lighter hammer spring so the DA pull will be lightened up a little.
Hopefully, she'll later decide that it's too heavy for her and you can add it to 'your' collection after you find her another new gun. :-)
Brands to recommend:
Glock G17 or G19
S&W M&P 9 or M&P 9C
Springfield Armory XDM 9
SIG 229 (heavy), 239
HK P30L or P30
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Keep it simple with one trigger style. P320, VP9, M&P9, Glock 19, XD9.
Let her try a bunch of different pistols and see what she likes. I agree many new shooters do not like the long DA pull of a Sig or Beretta on the first shot.
My wife likes the Glock 19:
easy to rack the slide
no 'extra' external controls
same trigger pull each shot
Its not fancy but it works. YMMV.
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Steer her towards something SHE LIKES, but not too small in frame size...too, I'd recommend a .22 if she's new to shooting. Grip size is important...gotta fit her hands.
My wife and DIL have good sized hands, and are in good shape, but initially objected to weight in the gun. That took some convincing... they could handle a heavier gun, one that makes recoil more manageable.
My wife and DIL handle a Glock well, also a pair of Smith J-frame 637 Airweights, but my son and I brought them along with a cpl .22's at first, then advanced to mild .38 Spl's. And a cpl of years later, I took my wife out to Front Sight's 4-day Defensive Handgun Course where she did extremely well. Good training by guys who do it for a living (all the FS instructors have LEO backrounds). Training like that will make her capable, confident, and best of all, give you a new shooting buddy for life!
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Sig 229/m11 with Sig action job
Had some extra time on the babysitter today so we swung by the local range to try some more stuff.
Rented the CZ P01 and HK VP9 on the recommendation of yall.
WOW!! That CZ is a SWEET shooter. I shot accurate with it immediately. I was a big fan. The wife did not feel as strongly as I did and gave it a solid, meh.
The VP9 was my second time shooting it and it still didn't trip my trigger. The wife HATED it with a passion. The size, the grip, the mag release, she didn't like any of it.
We both have off tomorrow and will be going to a proper range and she'll be able to get some real trigger time behind my P226 .22 and the P229 .40
The search continues
+1 on the 226 SAO.
My wife is a new shooter so I took her out to Front Sight outside of Las Vegas where we just completed a 4 day defensive handgun class; she used a Sig 226 Legion SAO and loved it and has now claimed it as "her" pistol. She loved the trigger and the nice balance of enough weight to absorb recoil without the pistol being too heavy for her too manage. She also liked the idea that there is a "safety".
Wife and I were off today and we hit up the local Green Top before heading to the range.
First time in Green Top and I have to say, I was SUPER impressed. The salespeople were very nice, they had a HUGE selection and the guy laid out several pistols in a row for her to compare and handle.
Handled the P320 again, PPQ, P30sk, lots of stuff.
She fell almost instantly in love with....
A Springfield XD9 Mod 2. That's right, she wanted to ride in to the GRIP ZONE!
We went to the range and they had one to rent and she still loved it. Went back to Green Top and an impressively short background check and we were one our way with a brand new one with a 4in barrel and bi-tone finish.
In all seriousness, as much as I HATE the 'grip-zone' branding, I forgot how comfortable and easy to shoot the XDs are. Made me miss my XD45 a little.
Thank you Sigforum for all of your suggestions. I think we really did our due diligence here.
TL;DR Wife handled a XD9 Mod2, went to the range, rented it and then bought it.
Obligatory pic of course:
Well done, sir. Well done.
What class are you taking together, soon?
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I was just out shooting with a buddy last week. He brought his Springfield Armory XD9. I got to shoot it and it was a fine shooting pistol. He asked me why I don't have any SA XD pistols. I explained that I never warmed up to the grip safety...that it is a redundant feature as long as you obey the basic firearm safety rules. In the very next magazine, he experienced a failure to fire because his grip was off on the pistol. I swear on a stack of bible...I did not say I told you so.
Strange. I had an XD45 and never had the issue. I couldn't imagine a way to grip the gun to shoot it and not engage the grip safety. Never bothered me.
She likes going to the local Girl with a Gun group. I'm a decent shot but I can't teach her so I let them handle it. They've done good so far.
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