Glock Firearms banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
115 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Loooking for a glock for my wife well anygun for that matter, shes 5'2" 105lbs so its gotta be something smaller for her to handle
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
G23 or G26 or G27, Compact or Sub compact, easy to carry, excellent take down, small for easy grip!! Buy the Gen 4 and you can make it 3 different adjustments with the seperate standard backstraps!! Get er Done!! 23 has a little more recoil but not hard to handle!1 Find a range that rents and let her try them if you can!!
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
If she is new to shooting a small gun probably wouldn't be the best thing to start out with. I have found that the smaller the handgun, the more felt recoil you have. If there is a range close by where you can rent different guns, it would be good if she could go and try lots of different models to find what suits her best. Does she have much experience shooting?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
If she is new to shooting a small gun probably wouldn't be the best thing to start out with. I have found that the smaller the handgun, the more felt recoil you have. If there is a range close by where you can rent different guns, it would be good if she could go and try lots of different models to find what suits her best. Does she have much experience shooting?
Here ya go!! A women's perspective will be a LOT better!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
115 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Never shot b4 she held my g20 and racked it but never shot, I want to get her into it and she wants a gun but she never shot
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
I would definitely stay away from the smaller guns then. You should probably stick with a smaller caliber though. If you have a .22 that the best place for her to start to get her used to shooting. If not a 9mm or .380 would be best. I wouldn't go any smaller(frame wise) than a G19 to start with.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,787 Posts
+100 on GaGal's post.

Start her on a .22 then step her up. If your local LGS rents pistols, it would be good to have her try several. Smaller barrel lengths and lighter frames definitely lead to more felt recoil since there is less mass to "work against" the recoil.

D
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,810 Posts
I think the G19 would be the perfect choice. Small enough for her to be able to handle easily, 9x19mm is easy on the recoil and the gun is still large enough to give her a good amount of control. JMHO, YMMV.
 

·
likes cookies
Joined
·
73 Posts
Plus one on a G19.

My wife picked up a 26 because it's smaller. She likes it but has a hard time working the slide. No problems with my 19.

Other than that I'm a big 9mm fan. Big enough shot to get the job done but not so big as to intimidate a newer shooter.
 

·
Supporting Member
Joined
·
568 Posts
I would test drive the 9 mm first . I agree the G 26 might be to small but have her try it out also. My 19 holds 15 rounds I would not be comfortable with less.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I'm 5'5 and love my 4th generation Glock 19. My hands are very small and it's still easy to pull the slide. Would highly recommend it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,359 Posts
Loooking for a glock for my wife well anygun for that matter, shes 5'2" 105lbs so its gotta be something smaller for her to handle
Appreciate that your wife wants to get into shooting. The only suggestion I can make to you in regards to what firearm to get her is take her to a few gunshops/gunshows, let her handle everything that she wants, and let her choose one that fits her hand the best.
 

·
Hiding in plain sight....
Joined
·
18,120 Posts
I say start her off with a .22 as well. Then step up.
My sister shot a 23 this weekend and you could cover all of her rounds with a 3x5 card. This was her fifth time shooting.
She woudl have done better with a 9mm I think. The .40 was a bit powerful for her.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top