What is the Best First Handgun for a Woman

first gun for a woman

One of the big questions we get is what is a the best first handgun for a woman. Well it can depend on a few things.  The size of the woman, her experiences with firearms, where she lives, etc.

We found a great video by a woman that might answer the question. The topics covered are:

  • How I Categorize my Firearms
  • The Purpose of different guns
  • Handgun Features & what is most important to you
  • How all these guns fit my small hands (grip sizing)
  • A little about gun stores
  • Semi-autos VS. revolvers (things to consider!!)
  • Beginners – Starting out with a 22 & developing good shooting habits
  • About the Ruger LCR (my current concealed carry self-defense pistol)
  • Types of 22 pistols
  • Self-defense guns
  • Range guns that can also work for self-defense (my recommendations)
  • My personal comparisons of the guns in this video, with range footage (Kel-Tec PF9, Kel-Tec P3AT, Glock 17, Ruger LCR, Ruger SP 101)

A couple things that we want to add – make sure you don’t go too small and light. The recoil will be too much with a light gun.  Heavy isn’t always bad. Also look out for arm and grip strength. A woman might need to go with a revolver because they won’t be able to cycle the slide.

Check out the video, let us know what you think in the comments and share the post around.

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