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9mm for smaller hands

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Charger, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Charger

    Charger Oregun City Area Member

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    I have a H & K USP 9 but the grip is too big for my wife and daughter.
    So they are looking for a Compact or full size 9mm striker or SA/DA with a smaller grip.
    Looking in the 500$ range. Double stacks should be ok but need to be on the smaller side.
    Any recommendations.
    Thanks Charger
     
  2. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    I have a Walther PPS that I like. It's a single stack. Thin. Sort of Glock-like, with weight similar to a G26. Reliable right out of the box.

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  3. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Check out the Sig Sauer SP2022. About $469.00 with factory night sites or under $400 with 3 dot sights. They come with a medium and small grip.
    We have even had a 9 year old girl and 7 year old boy shoot them, without any failures.

    http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/sp2022.aspx

    M67
     
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  4. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    kahr
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Easiest way is going to be take them to the gun store and go gun fondling. Let them get a feel will be your best bet.
     
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  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Karh CW9. let your wife grope one.
     
  7. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    Sig 239 is my GF's favorite.
    The Kahr is about the right size for many of our better halves, and theres a lighter spring set available. My gf's complaint after checking one of those out was the difficulty in manipulating the slide.
     
  8. Charger

    Charger Oregun City Area Member

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    That is what we plan to do but would like to have a few models in mind before we get lost in a sea of pistols.
     
  9. Fat Jesus

    Fat Jesus Oregon Member

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    Try an M&P with the small back strap?
     
  10. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    I recently held the Ruger SR9 it felt really slim. You might have them try one of them.
     
  11. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    The Glock 19 works very well for shooters with smaller hands. Best you take your daughter to a range that rents pistols and let her try several, and see what she likes.
     
  12. svtrc51

    svtrc51 Woodland Member

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    +1 on the G19
    My wife has went through everything from a P30 to Lc9. Even the G26 and G17. But the 19 is what she loves.
     
  13. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

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    +1 for Kahr. The CW9 (I think) is the perfect gun.

    Add a $10 Hogue grip to it and you're done.
     
  14. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Look at the SR9 and the XDm.

    The SR9 is really thin for a double stack and the XDm has a pretty short reach to the trigger. My wife likes both of those grips. I have also heard that Hi-Powers are good for small hands, but no personal experience.
     
  15. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Try the HK P30. You will be impressed. My son has small hands and loves the P30. The USP is too large for him also. So is the G19.
     
  16. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    KelTec PF9 ($250 at NW Armory) is good for small hands (plus it is very thin .88" wide). My wife and I are loving ours. Using that with a Remora holster (IWB no clips - $29.95) and it is sweet.
     
  17. Bookite03

    Bookite03 Aumsville, OR Member

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    +2 for a Kahr. My GF is 5'2 100lbs and carrys a Kahr P9 IWB. Very comfortable for her and shoots awesome. Trigger pull is great and its a very light little pistol. With a full mag it weighs about the same as my G26 did empty...
     
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  18. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    +1 on the SR9 - SR9C
     
  19. Wifey

    Wifey N.E. PDX Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I own the Sig 239 & the LC9. I would have her handle both of these. The LC9 feels more compact but the Sig is quite comfortable in my hands, and while I am by no means as accurate as I will someday be, the Sig is a better shooter.

    Also have her take a look at the SR9C. - I used my husband's when I took my class and it/I were pretty good!

    Wifey
     
  20. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Both my wife and daughter shoot the M&P40fs using the small back strap.