What is the best handgun with the least kick?


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The best shooting "small" guns on the market are probably the Sig P238 (.380) and the Sig P938 (9 mm). The design of the gun reduces the felt recoil for the shooter.

. . . The LCP has a horrible trigger . . .

The SIG P238 is a fine little pistol. It shoots better, mainly, though, because it's much heavier than the Kel-Tec and the Ruger. This is a trade-off, for a pocket pistol, especially.
The SIG is much more expensive, as well. In some gun shops, it's possible to buy two LCP's for the price of one P238.

Factors to take into consideration.

And one more: At first, the LCP trigger was very long, but Ruger has recently improved it. It now travels only about half the original distance, and feels much crisper.
 
I would like to know what handgun(s) would be easiest to carry in a purse. Kick and safety features mentioned here are important to me, but also the least bulk while having the most bang for the buck so to speak. For self defense purposes. Thanks
 
I would like to know what handgun(s) would be easiest to carry in a purse. Kick and safety features mentioned here are important to me, but also the least bulk while having the most bang for the buck so to speak. For self defense purposes. Thanks

While not a fan of purse carry (I won't put it down, and carrying it all the time annoys me!), one of the benefits is being able to carry a full size. Any handgun is easy to carry in a purse. If you really want something small, all the suggestions for on-body carry here apply. :)
 
Ok as someone that has taught women about drawing from the purse a few times if you decide to carry that way your going to need to practice that a lot but you can really carry anything in a purse but I would suggest a glock 19 or compact Springfield xd. They don't have traditional safeties however you don't need to have a round chambered until you have practiced drawing from the purse.

Training is very important cause when something happens and your adrenaline kicks in the smallest things can be the hardest to do and I also suggest taking a NRA pistol course.where are you from
 
Absolutely NOT a fan of purse or any other form of off body carry. The reason is really simple: A purse can be taken away in LESS than one second by a good purse snatcher. If you loose your purse you lose your gun and one more firearm is in the hands of some BG.

If you are dead set on taking such a risk, I suggest getting a purse that has a built in holster pocket that allows you to keep control of your firearm while carrying it.

But, why take the risk?

The plethora of CC offerings out there today makes off body carry all but obsolete. A woman can carry on her person today while wearing the most revealing styles. All it takes is a willingness to do some research on firearms an CC systems.

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The new-production LCP has an excellent, short-pull trigger. Almost feels like a single action. A friend of mine bought one yesterday and I bought his old one. I don't mind the long trigger pull. Just have to get used to it.
 
Absolutely NOT a fan of purse or any other form of off body carry. The reason is really simple: A purse can be taken away in LESS than one second by a good purse snatcher. If you loose your purse you lose your gun and one more firearm is in the hands of some BG.

If you are dead set on taking such a risk, I suggest getting a purse that has a built in holster pocket that allows you to keep control of your firearm while carrying it.

But, why take the risk?

The plethora of CC offerings out there today makes off body carry all but obsolete. A woman can carry on her person today while wearing the most revealing styles. All it takes is a willingness to do some research on firearms an CC systems.

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Oh, there are still things a woman can wear and not be able to conceal (a certain dress I intend to wear on a night out when my husband comes back springs to mind...)! I keep a purse around for a backup, only... Wardrobe malfunctions happen, and I used a purse for a couple weeks when I got a new tattoo and couldn't wear pants. They do have their place... I still don't like them, and will only use it if the only other option is not having a gun. There is one purse in particular I am dying to get... It's expensive, but you can wear it, meaning it turns in to on-body!
 
Oh, there are still things a woman can wear and not be able to conceal (a certain dress I intend to wear on a night out when my husband comes back springs to mind...)! I keep a purse around for a backup, only... Wardrobe malfunctions happen, and I used a purse for a couple weeks when I got a new tattoo and couldn't wear pants. They do have their place... I still don't like them, and will only use it if the only other option is not having a gun. There is one purse in particular I am dying to get... It's expensive, but you can wear it, meaning it turns in to on-body!

You go girl! LOL

Seriously though, my wife has concealed while dressed in beach attire. It can be done. You may have to forego carrying your EDC for something a bit smaller. But, you can still go armed in most clothing today. (Even a skimpy bikini, mini skirt or other very revealing clothes.)

Check out some of the options in these videos-

http://www.youtube.com/user/faliaphotography?feature=watch

There is a lot of options for you. Personally, I find a woman that carries inside her thigh while dressed in a sexy sun dress or skirt to be about as HOT as it gets! :man_in_love:


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You go girl! LOL

Seriously though, my wife has concealed while dressed in beach attire. It can be done. You may have to forego carrying your EDC for something a bit smaller. But, you can still go armed in most clothing today. (Even a skimpy bikini, mini skirt or other very revealing clothes.)

Check out some of the options in these videos-

faliaphotography - YouTube

There is a lot of options for you. Personally, I find a woman that carries inside her thigh while dressed in a sexy sun dress or skirt to be about as HOT as it gets! :man_in_love:



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Sadly, I don't have the "assets" required for the skimpiest of clothing. I do have a thigh holster for wearing dresses... just not the one I plan on (though it's actually surprisingly modest...)! The smallest gun I have is the Shield, and that one would probably require a derringer! I'm still in the process of collecting all the holsters I'll wind up needing... get one every few months. Next will be an ankle holster or belly band... haven't decided which I'd use more...

I definitely highly recommend Falia, though! I'm thoroughly impressed by some of the things she manages to conceal.
 
As a small-handed woman myself, I have recently purchased (both within the last 12 months) two compact 380s - a Ruger LC380 and the S&W Bodyguard 380. I tend to like the Ruger LC380 over the Bodyguard because the recoil on the Ruger seems to be less noticable. The Ruger LC380 is also the same body size as its bigger caliber Ruger LC9 (9mm). I have also recently purchased a Sig Sauer P290RS that is considered a compact handgun and throughly enjoy shooting it as the recoil is not terribly bad either. I actually use it as my regular everyday carry accessory!
All three are considered decent self defense weapons and since I don't have much real estate to conceal anything .....find all three of these to be a good match for myself personally.

Good luck!
 
Sounds like you might need to visit a gun store that rents. I have several calibers of pistols. Everything has recoil. I find a little longer barrel has less perceived recoil. I perceive my 380 as having recoil that is manageable, but it hurts my hands to practice for any length of time. I have several 9mm. The one that I think is easiest to carry and the recoil isn't bad is my Taurus 9mm 709 slim. It's a single stack, so it conceals easily, but the 9 has stop the threat ability. More so than a 380 or 22. Actually a 1911 platform like a Kimber with a 4inch barrel length whether a 9 or 45 I feel the least recoil. If you like the revolver try a Ruger SP101. Mine has a Crimson trace laser built into the grip. They are very nice. There are a lot of choices. If you know someone or a gun shop that would let you shoot them.....your choices would be more informed. It's hard for so done else to choose for you because it depends on your perception. Happy hunting. And before you decide on a 22 or 380 look into the ballistics. People walk into emergency rooms everyday with 22 or 380 bullets and are still walking and talking. If the person that wants to do you harm has to be stopped from hurting you....you need a minimum of a 9mm. Just my opinion. Bath salts, drugged up or drunk, or just plain evil people do exist.
 
Ruger makes a LCD 9mm that's very popular now. And if you like bling and don't mind the price tag...Sig
Sauer just came out with a purple beauty. :)
 
I have medium size hands but have reduced strength in them due to illness. My favorite pistol is a H&K 9 mm. It fits my hand like it was made for it and it doesn't require a lot of strength to pull the trigger.
 
After much research, my wife settled on a Ruger SP-101 in .357 with a 3" barrel. We had the hammer bobbed and a trigger job done. She loads it with .38 Special (the .357 mag is a little stout in that size/weight gun) and has no trouble at all with the recoil of those .38s. What we hadn't counted on was how hard the trigger pull was for her, even after the trigger job. We had the pull reduced a little bit more (can only go so far before it could be unreliable) and had the trigger face smoothed out and rounded, and that was the ticket. The result is a gun small enough to carry, heavy enough to tame the recoil, barrel long enough for a good site radius, but short enough to be manageable for carry, and it fits her very small hands, her carry pocketbook, and lifestyle.
 
I agree I have a 380 Taurus and i love it. Very little kick , accurate and easy to conceal. You can also add a laser sight to it.
 
I agree with Northstar. The .22 is a very reasonable choice to start out with. Ammunition is very and allows you to practice quite a bit without having to worry about the cost.
 
I agree with Northstar. The .22 is a very reasonable choice to start out with. Ammunition is very and allows you to practice quite a bit without having to worry about the cost.

But finding 22lr ammo is a very difficult task now-a-days. When you do find it, you may have to pay some BIG $$$. I recently saw 327 rd box for $44 in a local GS. (I haven't seen any 22lr at Walmart or online in over a year.)

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I have noticed that most women don't make a big deal about who has the baddest, fastest, trickest looking whatever gun, LIKE THE GUYS DO, myself included, so with that in mind she has to shoot as many different guns, and in different calibers as possible 22LR included, as I sure as hell would not want to be hit with one or several of those (stingers) my wife carried a walther p-22 when she first got her permit, had trouble racking much else, several years later she switches between a G-26 and a Colt Defender in 45ACP, with a Taurus 738 for a bug, and never hardly picks up a 22 anymore,................. so to start with a lady should buy whatever she wants provided she can hit what she aims at, no matter if its a P-22 or a S&W 500
 
My Gen 4 Glock 19 doesn't have a lot of recoil. With a proper grip, you don't feel a lot anyway. My Glock is a little bulky but it fits nicely in my Gun Tot'n Mamas handbag, and I find that I'm more accurate with a mid-size gun than with some of the little pocket pistols. The trigger pull is only 4.5 lbs and the reset distance is short, making it easy to rapid fire when needed.
 

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