Normal times, absolutely agree!Take her to a gun shop and let her sample a few things. You might even bring one of yours as partial trade if she decides to get something.
Normal times, absolutely agree!
Same goes for folks suggesting that the OP mentor & let her make her own choice out of everything available...that’s the problem tho.
Best is to let her try all of what the OP has. If one of those works for her, and works well, done.
If none of those work well, then mayhaps see if local shops have available inventory which might work, and let her chose / buy.
Let me throw something out there:
S&W airweight (hammerless) in 22 LR (if you overcome the trigger pull). Very easy to load and nothing to do but pull the trigger. Yes it is 5 rounds but a handgun can be fired from a pocket or from inside a purse and with a revolver there is no need to worry about: Charging, decocking, engaging/disengaging safeties, magazine release, slide lock, brass going down front/neck of a blouse or shirt, failure to eject, round not chambering/seating, magazine problems, stovepipe, slide bite and finally potentially less negligent & accidental discharges. If someone can be comfortable with a short barrell, double action revolver, the 22LR is not perfect but it makes a lot of noise and you are definitely armed and a force to be considered. You must be practice a lot and 22LR ammunition cost allows a lot of shooting for a minumum expense. Add a digital gun box that can be placed nearby when home or sleeping and can be moved out of sight when people visit as well as a good pair of noise cancelling ear protectors to prevent flinching at indoor ranges. Of course, let her buy it herself and when/if she upgrades she can give it to you.
Good point.I would HIGHLY disagree with the recommendations for a pocket sized gun like the Sig 365. Guns like that are hard to shoot, mitigate recoil poorly and arent even all that accurate. Size isn't everything and just because she's a female doesn't mean she should start out with a mouse gun. Frankly, micro-sized guns should be last on the list for any new shooter.
Yep. My P365 will only do 2" 5-shot groups at 25 yards. Horrible accuracy.I would HIGHLY disagree with the recommendations for a pocket sized gun like the Sig 365. Guns like that are hard to shoot, mitigate recoil poorly and arent even all that accurate. Size isn't everything and just because she's a female doesn't mean she should start out with a mouse gun. Frankly, micro-sized guns should be last on the list for any new shooter.
I taught my wife and stepdaughter how to shoot a handgun. Started both with full-size DA/SA 9mm since recoil is minimal. After that moved on to Glock 17. Good to understand the differences of both types of firing actions.Whatever fits your daughters hands, and she shoots best.
I tend to disagree that a CZ 75 is not a good beginner handgun. Again tho depends upon if it fits & the user can shoot it well. Or not.