Which glock for wifey?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by s2gots, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. s2gots

    s2gots New Member

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    Hey guys,
    As the title says, which glock for wifey?? I would like some advice on which ones we should start looking at for her. We want something that she can handle fairly easily, shes kinda petite and has smaller hands...something she can have fun with at the range, and feel comftherable with at home when papas not here and she's alone...
    Im definatelly taking her to try a couple out, see what fits her good, but which glocks do you all think we should start out at?
    Her interest started after I mentioned I'm getting a G20 a few months ago and I started showing her all these cool glocks, and shooting in general!!
    One of the sexiest things she's told me was " what the hells the point of having guns in the house if I don't know how to shoot them??? I want my own glock, and to learn how to shoot"....I had butterflies in my stomach!!! Lol
    Tia
     
  2. jfirecops

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    Take her to a gun store, or better, take her to a range where she can rent and try them out. When you get there, go the other way or stay in the car. She is a wife, you idea equals dumb, her idea equals genus.

    Seriously, let her pick it out or she won't shoot it and don't even try to figure out how they reason, you will only get a headache.
     

  3. s2gots

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    Well definatelly she's going to get a feel for a few of them prior to buying.... I would like some opinions on what other wifeys or gf shoot and are comftherable with, size wise...
     
  4. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    My fiancee loved the 9mm, although she could handle other guns, she said they hurt her hands more. So I recommend the Glock 19 or even 26.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    G19 is a good place to start for someone small in stature 1
     
  6. The Boar Buster

    The Boar Buster New Member

    I made the mistake of getting my wife a 26 without asking her what she liked. When we took it out for the first time she had 7 ftf in the first mag. She had never used an auto pistol before and she was limp wristing it. She looked at me and said " I guess that should stop you from buying me a gun without asking first" and then she told me to go get her a 357 mag revolver;) She shoots it just fine and she like it.
    Unless your wife shoots a lot or she plans to start shooting a lot I would let her pick something she likes and feels comfortable with. Thanks to my stupidity my wife does not trust glocks and she doesnt care to shoot another one.
    I guess I will have to keep that stupid little 26 for myself:D
     
  7. jfirecops

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    Things like this is the reason I said what I did in the earlier post. I made the mistake of buying my wife a 38, she hated it. Finally, one day we were at the local Mom and Pop store, and the lady that owns the place convinced her to try a 45. She bought a Colt 1911 45 that day and has been hooked on guns every since. She shoots a G19, G21, and a G27 because she likes odd numbers. Men will never understand their logic, other than if we try to force it on her, it will not work
     
  8. JCuzza37

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    My wife loves to shoot all three of mine 17,19 and 26. She likes the 26 because it's smaller for her and easier to hold. However, she finds it easier to acquire her sights on the 17. She shoots best with the 19 but it has a laser so it doesn't count. I would def take her to the range and try and let her shoot each one separately.
     
  9. PatriotMom

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    Here's my two cents; let your wife shoot tons of guns and choose for herself.

    Find an instructor you trust. Either a woman or a really old guy who knows his stuff and isn't egotistical, and let them teach her the proper grip. Heck, send her to Frontsight for several days.

    If you get her the education she wants, and show her respect by letting her make this important decision on her own, you'll be in hog heaven for quite a while, I guarantee it. ;)
     
  10. s2gots

    s2gots New Member

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    To not get much off trak, im NOT buying her a gun she doesn't want or trying to surprise her.... (not yet at least) she sees that I'm getting into glocks, and she would like to share my joy...she would like to get a glock, and learn how to shoot and handle one properly. so my question is which models would be good to look at for a small framed woman, I apologize if I did not make that clear in the original post.
    Tia
     
  11. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Subcompact or compact size will probably fit her better. G19, G26, or if she wants to go .45 then the G30 or G36. I personally love my G19 even though I'm a bigger guy, its great for conceal, and it still fits my hand well.
     
  12. Birddogyz

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    Look at the 19 or 26, my wife tried both of these as well as a ton of others and she settled on the 19. The 26 was not as much fun at the range due to the shorter grip. The 23 and the 27 might be a little snappy on the recoil.
     
  13. Redhawk41mag

    Redhawk41mag New Member

    My g/f LOVES her G19 and when I mention taking it to the range I get the stink eye!! She issa 20 USArmy retired combat medic/range officer that always carried a Beretta 92 but has not asked me to add one to her lil arsenal. Now...she is 5'3 and 108 lbs and shoots my big revolvers like they're nothing so Im thinking G19, if she likes the fit/feel!!
     
  14. s2gots

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    Thanks for all the input!!! We'll start off with the 19 & 26 and go from there. Hopefully a glock will fit her good, if not well have to look at other manufacturers.. Thanks again!!
     
  15. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    Keep in mind, the Gen4s have interchangeable backstraps so the fit can be adjusted!
     
  16. Bought my wife Glock 26 with Ameriglo operator night sights, yellow rear, green front. And I also gave her a Ruger lcr 2 years ago.
     
  17. triggerhappy

    triggerhappy New Member

    Who better to answer than a woman, right? I am a petite female who is 5 feet tall and weigh 100 pounds on a good day. I conceal carry a G26 and never leaves home without it ON me. Although the recoil is greater than other bigger 9mm Glocks, the 26 is perfect for my small hands. I also own a G17 which is HUGE but since it's a bigger pistol, the recoil is so manageable. I use this bigger Glock for target practice.

    I highly recommend the G26 or G19 for ladies.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  18. I am going against the crowd and not suggesting a 19. Most women want something they can carry comfortably that doesn't weigh them down or leave a large print for others to see. Women also are shaped differently then men.

    The best bet for the average woman is going to be a G26 with a grip extension, not a 19. Most women I know (and thats a decent number) who have bought a G19 have eventually ended up leaving it at home, or putting it in their purse. The only thing worse then leaving a gun at home ladies is putting it in your purse. No gun should ever be in your purse. It's not only completely useless but it is also dangerous.

    G26 all day long.
     
  19. boilerop27

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    My wife has the G26 and loves it. She has night sights and the grip extension on hers and is quite accurate with it.