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Old February 26th, 2017, 11:27 AM   #46
 
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I took my wife out to the range last week to try my Sig P238 in .380. Long story short, we now have 2 Sig P238s. Low recoil, small, and light weight.



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Old February 26th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #47
 
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I took my wife out to the range last week to try my Sig P238 in .380. Long story short, we now have 2 Sig P238s. Low recoil, small, and light weight.
Awesome! Congrats on bringing your wife on board. Smart move buying two. I own two LCPs for the same reason. She thought the P238 was too heavy and never shot it. She doesn't mind the recoil of the LCP so who knows what they're gonna like. I'm just happy she's comfortably shooting now.
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I took my wife out to the range last week to try my Sig P238 in .380. Long story short, we now have 2 Sig P238s. Low recoil, small, and light weight.
I agree, great choice.
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Sig makes some nice stuff. No doubt about that.
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Mine has tried them all Colt's ,Sigs ,38/357 revolvers, Bretta's . Everything you guys listed she has or had tried and it comes back to a Makarov Russian made 380 or a S&W 38 series 60 performance center.

Forgot to add the Colt 1908 .32 acp if you can find one it is really thin and runs well.

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As an alternative to the 22 wmr mentioned several times above, consider an LCR 327.

And use 32 S&W Long ammo in it.

Target 32 long wadctters have very little recoil and not much noise.

But punch a .31" hole in a bad guy.

Or step up to Buffalo Bore 32 long wad cutters.

Eventually she can move to 32 H&R as she gains confidence.
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Seecamp makes a .32 acp
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As an alternative to the 22 wmr mentioned several times above, consider an LCR 327.

And use 32 S&W Long ammo in it.

Target 32 long wadctters have very little recoil and not much noise.

But punch a .31" hole in a bad guy.

Or step up to Buffalo Bore 32 long wad cutters.

Eventually she can move to 32 H&R as she gains confidence.
That's one of the options we already have in the collection. Actually, it is what I generally carry.

Still have not gotten her to the range yet to try out the options. But I have not forgotten and remind her of it now and again.

I know my wife well and this is not an area where I need to push too hard. Slow and steady wins the race.
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I took my wife out to the range last week to try my Sig P238 in .380. Long story short, we now have 2 Sig P238s. Low recoil, small, and light weight.
Great choice. My Sig p238 has been my most carried gun for the past year or so. It's the only semi-auto my wife can rack the slide on. Her gun, however, is an SP101 DAO with CT grips. She carries the low-recoil, 90gr Hornady Critical Defense Lite loads in it.
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