The .380 and the 9mm are trhe same pistol chambered differently, they both even use the same magazine. Given the lower price and better power (not to mention the scarcity of .380 recently) you'd be best to just get her the 9. The pistol is heavy enough that the recoil of the 9 is not a problem for any woman I've ever seen shoot one.Thinking about buying the .380 for my wife,
40 or 45 is personal choice.and the 40 for myself.
They need a break-in period but they last just fine. The firing pin is also the ejector so be careful of slamming a loaded magazine into one with the slide locked open as you can bend the pin. The warranty is unbeatable, if you ever have a problem (as in ever, no matter what the problem is) the company will take care of it. There's a story of a housefire destroying a 995 and the owner sent a plastic puddle with the serial number embedded in it. HiPoint sent them a new carbine. I never hesitate to recommend them to people who are looking for an inexpensive firearm. If you're on a budget, or just want a truck-gun, beater, or tackle-box gun they're a good choice.Was wondering how well they hold up as far as shooting and reliability..?
Any comment welcome thank you.
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mbass- I've shot WOLF throught the .45 when I first got the gun. Probably had a "few" jams through the breaking in period. They (cases) are coated with laquer which is why they jam up especially on the .45 .
Like they say, "don't knock it till you've tried one".
......question: have ANY guns ever jammed before?
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