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9mm for small hands

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by xjer, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. xjer

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    My daughter @ 5.2" and 100 pounds loves shooting my Ruger Mark II. But my Glocks 17, 19 give her trouble. She gets lots of malfunctions. She has a hard time getting a good grip on the Glocks. I am going to keep working with her on the Glocks but looking for something else for her to try. Any suggestions?
     
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    A single stack compact 9 should have a smaller grip circumference I would imagine. Ive never handled the Glock single stacks, but my EMP is pretty darn small hand friendly.
     
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    P30sk with the smallest backstrap?
     
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    Shield EZ or the new Shield Plus come to mind. Small, but recoil is pretty low considering their size compared to the P365/Hellcat etc.
     
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    Take her to the range, let her handle a few and then rent a couple for her to try out. P365, Hellcat, and Glock 43/43X. I have both the Hellcat and the 43X and they are both considerably smaller in the grip as compared to a G19/17 pistol.
     
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    The shield is good for small hands but is unforgiving of limp wristing. My wife gets FTEs when she does. Pretty much any single stack 9 should be good, but we found what my wife likes by trying different guns (rentals) until she was happy.
     
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    Maybe a compact 1911??
     
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    kimber micro
     
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    I helped a friend’s wife that was struggling with his Glock 17 and 19. She was just und 5’ and likely weighed less. He wanted to keep her in a full size or compact (good move in my opinion). A M&P 9 with the small backstrap worked wonders. I ended up taking the backstrap out and replacing it with skateboard tape and it was even better. A 4” 2.0 compact would also work well. 1.0 compact not so much.

    I would not put her in anything smaller than a Glock 48, or maybe a 43X.

    Shield, 365, 43, Kimber micro, sig 938 are all too small for inexperienced shooter. I see too many coming to the classes in the hands of women. It rarely works out.
     
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    Glock 43X or or Glock 48. Both slim single stack 9mm.
     
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