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    I'm thinking about getting a self-defense handgun for myself. I saw many online but I do not have an idea about the best for beginners like me. Could you name some for me to choose?

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    Glock, Glock and Glock!

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    Many good options best bet is to go to a store with a good amount of handguns and see how they feel to you!! Make sure you can manipulate all the controls and especially make sure you can manipulate the slide easily. Also consider how you will carry the firearm. The sig365 is nice, some glocks are nice, the S&W M&P series is nice. Many options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knifewhisky View Post
    I'm thinking about getting a self-defense handgun for myself. I saw many online but I do not have an idea about the best for beginners like me. Could you name some for me to choose?
    What have you shot before?

    I really recommend you go to a range and rent a few that might feel good to your hands.
    If you have any friends with guns, ask them to show you what to think about and take them with you to the range.

    Take classes learn how to use the gun properly if you are very new to guns.

    Glock 19 or 17 (9mm) for starters, but consider a Smith or Ruger revolver in .38/.357, but not a snubnose.
    A revolver can be easier to use under pressure since they do not jam compared to a semiauto.
    If you are going to be afraid of a big boom, a .22 is not a good choice for home defense, but better than nothing.

    Good luck and let us know what happens.

    Edit: Well, I just noticed this question is almost two years old, but I'll leave it here anyway. : )
    Last edited by Garv; 03-17-2020 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Old original post.

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    Smith & Wesson Shield is fine for women.

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    "Smith & Wesson Shield is fine for women."
    Ah, my wife's favorite. The good old Shield.

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    Check out www.corneredcat.com. This is an excellent page for women by one of the expert woman trainers. She sadly is retired now.

    Her book
    The Cornered Cat: A Woman's Guide to Concealed Carry Paperback – October 25, 2010

    is an excellent read.

    The best advice is to find a beginner's handgun class, hopefully one oriented to women. Try various guns. Most advice from men is as useless as men's view on sex for women. Unless specifically trained in women's issues, forget it.

    Sometimes women oriented towards the smaller J frame or similar revolvers as they are small, easy to drop into a pure. However, they are a bear to shoot competently.

    Someone said Glock - Glocks are good guns and come in various sizes and grips. Need however to try them. The EZ line from SW is great - however, don't trust me - train and try them.

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