Originally Posted by John'sWife
Hello everyone, most of you know "Johnlives4Christ", I am his wife. I'm new to the gun thing and I got on here to see if anyone had suggestions. My situation is I want a self defense pistol but I have really small and weak hands. I can't shoot real big calibers b/c of the recoil. I was thinking about a sig mosquito or a mini revolver for a .22. My husband suggested a 1911 in 9mm. On most semi-automatics that I've tried is was really hard to rack the slide and I can't pull back a double action trigger. I'm looking for a lightweight, easy to operate gun that would get the job done should I ever need it.
First Welocome to the forum! I'm another fan of .380's for ladies, and men as well. The .308 is really a minimum round for self defence. The recoil is low, and the spring in the slide is not as strong as it is in more powerfull pistols, thus making it easier to rack the slide. Head on down to your local gun dealer and try the feel of a few. .380's can be had in 8 to 20 round capacities.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
Without God we have no moral compass. Without Family we have no purpose. Without Guns we can not defend either our religious choice, or our family! Millwright