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My second post and I'm already asking for something! :thumbup:

I'm trying to pick a *reliable* pistol for the wife in .22 cal but the problem is her tiny hands. To give you an idea she wears X-Small in a glove. My first pick would be a Ruger MkII, III or 22/45 but they are all too big for her hands. I had a chance to grip a Walther P-22 today and it would probably be an acceptable fit but I've read too many FTF complaints (zinc alloy? :eyeroll: ) and I want something reliable.
Any suggestions or am I going to have to go to a revolver?
 

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Rugers are very popular here, but I gotta say don't forget to take a look at the Browning Buckmarks. If you do look at revo's, I recently picked up a Taurus Model 94 9-shot snubby that has gone bang everytime I've pulled the trigger. Of course, when firing it DA, bring a friend - heck of a trigger pull :)

Also, let me say hello and :wel4:

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walther makes a polymer 380 that is da bomb.. stay away from a 22 for self defense. if you reload get a 38 and make some supper soft loads for it
 

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I'll assume she's properly trained in shooting a pistol or revolver...

If not I'd teach her trigger control and safe gun handling on a nice smooth 4 - 6 inch barrel S&W 357 Mag running light 38 loads...

You can get some grips that will feel good to her hands...Jerry M. makes some fine ones

after she's comfortable with that...then we think about a carry gun...but not before
 

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very well said msredneck. revolver is the way to go if they do not have much expirence with handguns to begin with. Often times an auto will cause them the be a bit wary of it (trying to remember the safety and the magazine, then how to chamber it ect.) with a revolver a bunch less steps and less overwhelming for some of them. If she has expirence take her to gun shop and let her handle them until one feels right.
 

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I have a P-22. Try some different loads and you will find one that functions. The CCI Stingers work well in it. The Remington Golden Bullets work sometimes, just not very often.
 

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My wife has the walther p-22. And I must confess it is one of my favorite guns. Cci stinger shoots well in it. Never had them jam up. My wife loves it. I could stay out and play with that gun all day.
 

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Actually it'll just be a fun gun for her. She shoots my "larger" handguns but just mentioned that she wants a .22 to plink with that actually fits her hands.
Thanks for some of the suggestions. I'll be taking her Saturday to try some on for size.
 

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Since it's just for a fun gun, take a look at the little Ruger Bearcat...great for small hands, and a fun revolver to shoot too.
 

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A / 38 Special Model 10 S&W with 4 or 5" barrel. I recently bought an older Model 10 with round butt and it would really be perfect. I sold it to a friend for his wife and she is very happy with it.

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My wife has a Walther P-22 and loves it. She has real small hands too, and it suits her fine. We only shoot CCI ammo in it, and it has never failed. She also has a 38 revolver, but prefers the P-22.
 
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I have an eight shot J-Frame S&W Model 63. Stainless steel with a 5 inch barrel. I love it. The J-frame fits my small hands and she should not overlook it while ya'll are out trying them on for size.

The only pistols that might fit are the Walther P-22 or maybe a Mosquito. I have both and have never had any reliability problems. I broke both in as recommended and use good quality ammo.
 

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i'll join in on the p-22 crowd... my uncle has one and for a .22 i LOVE it. btw im really little also... as far as bigger calibers, i have a beretta px4 storm .40 cal that fits my hands very well with not to much recoil
 

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I'll vote for the Walther P-22. Love that little gun. gotta find the right load for it though. Send a little money and buy 5-6 differant brands of ammo. One of the WILL work. On a side note, if you look at my avitar this is my 9 year old 72 pound daughter shootin bowling pins at SMGA range in pearlington. With a little practice your wife should be able to enjoy a Ruger MK II also. give her some reactive targets to build her confidence. When a shooter sees what they are hitting when they hit it, they hit it more often. just my :2c: . Good luck on your hunt for the right gun and happy shooting.
 

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My wife shoots the Walther P22. We both love it and it shoots CCI reliably. I have more customer complaints from the Sig mosquito than the Walther. It is a fine gun and I highly recommend it. If she likes 9mm, try the Walther PPS, single stack mag so a small grip, especially with the flush fit 6rd mag, it's my carry gun and I love it.
 

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My second post and I'm already asking for something! :thumbup:

I'm trying to pick a *reliable* pistol for the wife in .22 cal but the problem is her tiny hands. To give you an idea she wears X-Small in a glove. My first pick would be a Ruger MkII, III or 22/45 but they are all too big for her hands. I had a chance to grip a Walther P-22 today and it would probably be an acceptable fit but I've read too many FTF complaints (zinc alloy? :eyeroll: ) and I want something reliable.
Any suggestions or am I going to have to go to a revolver?
You mean one to shoot her with or one for her to shoot? hahaha jk

my wife has a keltech p11.
 

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my p-22 went bang EVERY time with good ammo. with junk bulk ammo it went bang 99% of the time.

get the longer barrel for better accuracy. mine had a 3" barrel and was very accurate!

that said, my friend has a beretta with like a 6" barrel and its deadly at 25yds...
 
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