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I just became interested in gun range shooting and looking to purchase a handgun in the future. I'm still on the process of looking for which model fits me best. Just went to a gun show and was told that my small girl hands ( :lol: ) might be best with a Taurus 24/7. I like the feel the rubber grip and it seems to be perfect for my small girly hands. Can anyone give me more advice on this? Thanks.
 

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Welcome to Pistol World.
I just checked The Taurus site and am wondering which 24/7 you were looking at. There are so many and different calibers. Also do you plan on using a gun for comcealed carry or just target shooting?. Also did you look at the small revolvers? My advice would be for you to take your time and look at the many
makes and models on the market.
My wife also has small hands and had a problem pulling back
the slide on the semi-autos. She finally chose a S&W model 34 in 22 LR caliber. After shooting it for a while she wished she had went for the 32 or 38 sp. model 36. This was years ago and now there are many nice light weight models to choose from.
I'm sure you will get some better advice soon .
 

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My wife shot .38 spl. loads in a 6" K frame ( S&W Model 29) for target work. She carried a S&W 642 for her concealed weapon. Her hands were average size for a lady, and she was very satisfied with the two revolvers.
As already recommended... handle and shoot as big a variety as possible BEFORE you plunk down the $$$.
///olde 8) pharte///
 

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Yea, I really want to know as much as possible about guns before I bring out the $$$. Major $$$. :D And you guys are definitely giving me some pretty good advice. I would certainly welcome more advice from others.
 

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I am just not a big fan of Taurus pistols and revolvers. What is the gun's intended role? Home defense, concealed carry, range use, or all of the above? If its not for concealed carry, then size and weight aren't as important. As a matter of fact if its for home and range use only, a longer sight radius and a little heft makes a more shootable gun. Kahr makes some very slim copact autos for carry that fit small hands well and are head and shoulders above Taurus in quality. You need to handle lots of pistols. Bear in mind that the guy behind the counter might just be trying to sell you what he has in stock, not what is necessarily the best gun for you. That may not always be the case, some shop owners or workers actually want happy cutomers who will come back in the future.

1gsplover, are you sure about that S&W Model 29 K frame? Model 29s are N frame .44 Magnums. Maybe a model 19?
 

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:oops: I stand corrected... it was a mod 19, I think :oops:
And the original wood grips were replaced with a Hogue soft rubber grip.
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I have a Taurus CIA .357 never had a problem with it. Taurus has really made strides in their quality.

Try as many guns as you can and see what you like best and shoot best. A revolver in my opinion is easier to shoot and can not be any simpler.

It really is hard to recommend anything without knowing what you plan on using it for.
 
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