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Old 10-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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My wife wants a 38 to carry, says she's tired of her Kel Tec. Any opinions or recommendations on J frames, the new Bodyguard, LCR, or any others would be appreciated. Looking to stay under $450. Thanks, Boo
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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get a 357 and let her shoot 38's till she is comfortable stoke it with 357's for carry
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get a 357 and let her shoot 38's till she is comfortable stoke it with 357's for carry
Yep. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy a 38 spl when a .357 will shoot .38 spl, .38 spl+P and .357 magnum. A Taurus 605 fills the bill. It's small, light and simple. No adjustable rear sight though. I am sure there are several guns in this category out there that would work just fine.

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I disagree to load carry ammo different from anything that she has ever fired before. It's better to have two .38 rounds center of mass than one .357 COM along with one miss. Handgun rounds of all calibers are rather lacking for takedown power, and the difference between .38 and .357 rounds is negligible to justify the difference in felt recoil, particularly if .38 is the most your wife is comfortable handling. I think the biggest mistake you could make is buying her a gun that she is afraid to shoot and become proficient with.
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She had a 2 1/2 barrel 357 and hated it, plus it was a bit heavy for carry. I would like to stay under 14oz and hammerless. She shoots my 40's and 45's with no problem so she's not afraid of the bigger calibers but as PC said I want her to be comfortable and confident with it.
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The 642 is S&W's biggest seller for good reason. They are good guns.
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How does she feel about double action only? Most ladies I have shot with do not like the heavy trigger pull.
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She's fine with DAO. It takes her a couple of rounds to adjust when she switches from her Kel Tec or one of the Glocks but she's good. I want to work with her on draw, point, and shoot with the short barrels instead of aim and squeeze like she would with the longer barrel guns.
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get a 357 and let her shoot 38's till she is comfortable stoke it with 357's for carry

357'.s...if you miss you'll deaf'n someone!
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