Got a question for you shooters out there. I own a Glock 23 with plenty of magazines to accommodate it. I recently bought my wife a Ruger LCP without having her hold it. It was a surprise for her when she got back from seeing her family. We took it shooting, and the recoil is a bit much for her. In her own words, she is scared of it. The slide is very stiff for her. Trigger pull is long and I just don't think she likes it. She said more trigger time might giver her a second opinion. I am not sure about that. Even I have a little trouble with it. I will keep it but it's the raspberry color. I really don't care about the color, but I do wish it was black!
Anyways, I am think of going with a baby Glock for her. Either the 26 or the 27. She likes the 23, handles it okay. Not great, but she can shot it. I have not shot a baby Glock, nor has she. Now my gut says get the 26 for her. Recoil is lighter and cheaper ammo for more practice. Still potent enough to stop the threat. However, I am thinking the 27 because I already own the 23. Mags interchange and same ammo. I am also thinking the 27 because if she decides to hate it, then I can have it. And I would rather have a 27 than a 26. See my dilemma?
Any advise? What would you do?
I am also looking at other options:
....and any other you may suggest for a female with small hands.
I have a Smith and Wesson 642, so please no revolver options.