Re: Best Gun for Beginner/Female
A customer of mine. Mrs Menger, Had me do an action job on her Ruger SP101 DA .357 mag. She is a small statured woman in her late 40s early 50s and doesnt have much hand strength to cycle the DA reliably. I performed a basic action job and installed reduced power springs to get the DA pull down. I had my 9 yr old daughter fill in for the small reduced strength hands and I worked it until she could cycle the action easily.
When Mrs Menger picked her revolver up she was excited because she could now easily pull the trigger. She went to the range and proceeded to squeeze off a couple boxes fo .38 special ammo and a cylinder or 2 full of her .357 mag defense ammo.
The handgun fit her wonderfully from the beginning, but you could see a night and day difference between her pre action job targets and her post action job targets. She is a very satisfied customer and, heaven forbid, if she draws on, and kills a badguy trying to cause her or her family harm with that pistol, I am proud to have had the honor to help her better protect herself and her loved ones by making her weapon more user friendly.
I suppose the point to this story is, shop for a gun that fits your hands perfectly. Then if the action/trigger leave a little to be desired, dont hesitate to take it to a gunsmith and have him go over it and make it the way you want it. Its how you make a good gun great, and good shooters better.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
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