A good introductory handgun for someone with small hands?
October 13, 2006 1:38 PM Subscribe
What's the best beginning target shooting & self-defense handgun for someone with small hands?
posted by vorfeed to sports, hobbies, & recreation (28 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking into getting a handgun (a previous askme thread
makes me think that a 9mm might be good for a beginner) for target shooting and home defense. I've hardly shot a handgun before, though I've shot plenty of rifles. I am not very big (110 pounds) and have really small hands (it's 6" from the base of my palm where it meets the wrist to the tip of my middle finger), so something that would fit a person with a small frame is ideal. I'd like something affordable, but of decent quality -- something I won't hate to use for now, and could trade in toward a more expensive model later. I'd be using it for target shooting at the indoor/outdoor range, and possibly in IDPA
courses as well. I live in New Mexico, USA.
I'll be taking the NRA basic handgun course in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, any recommendations for an introductory handgun that would fit a small hand? General advice on starting out with a handgun would also be welcome.