Hothotz, on 12 November 2012 - 02:08 PM, said:
Would a 38 special ultralite be a good carry gun for my girlfriend or would you recommend going on up to a 9mm.
*edit* the reason I even ask is because we have been shooting and she is more comfortable with the 38 but I wanna get some other takes.
This is what she has been practicing with. A friend loaned it to us for her to shoot with.
Academy - Taurus Ultralite Model 85 .38 Special Revolver
I own a Taurus Ultralite Model 85 in 38 Special. I like the gun, and it's the gun I intent to use once I get my CCP (still putting it off). My particular gun is not rated +P, so my ammo choices are a bit limited.
I have gone to the range and had girls (very small girls) shoot the gun, and most can handle it no problem. I think it has to do more with the attitude of the person shooting it. If she is scared of guns, she will hate the recoil, but otherwise, most people are able to shoot it fine.
I would recommend it, taking into the consideration that the gun may not be +P rated. If you are ok with that, then go with it.