DelPen wrote: ffemtreed wrote:
DelPen wrote:Dilemma. Wife hates her Shield in 40. She has a compact 1911 but it has the GI sights. So should I just go and get her new sights installed or for a little bit more shop around for something else all together?
What doesn't she like about it?
Too snappy. The thing is not fun to shoot and get practice in which is inherent for any gun that light and small. I don't even like shooting it. A 9mm compact might help reduce recoil a little bit but the 1911 even with 45 has almost no recoil because it has a metal frame.
I have the shield in 9MM and its not snappy at all. If the shield fits her hand and is comfortable find someone who has a 9mm shield and let her try it. I would offer, but I am all the way in NC. On a side note, in my opinion all .40 is "flippy" and the reason why I hate that caliber. .45acp seems to push straight back instead of being snappy or twitchy.
for a carry gun I try and stick to the lightest guns that I am comfortable with because the more convenient the more I will carry it. I carry a shield (9mm) with a crossbread supertuck holster and I forget that I have that gun on me, it just disappears. I tried carrying heavier guns and I don't like the extra weight it puts on my belt. I also carry a Ruger LCP when an inside the waistband holster isn't practical. I have a desantis nemesis pocket holster that makes the gun very quick to grab and put into a pocket. Now this LCP is .380 and its very NOT fun to shoot. I put enough rounds through it to make sure its stable and I am comfortable shooting it. I put a magazine through it every time i goto to the range, but hardly ever put more than a mag because its just not fun to shoot. The moral here is, that a carry gun doesn't need to be fun to shoot, you just need to shoot it enough to be proficient and confident with it.