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Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:56 am
by Deitz83
My wife said " that she wants a new falling plate pistol." She normally shoots her Browning Buck Mark, but now wants to use a 9 MM, with a longer barrel. Her first choice is the Springfield Armory XDM in 4.25 or 5" her Second, choice is H & K VP.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:19 am
by Tex1961
May I suggest that you go to your local range. Pick out a few of their rentals first so that she can get a better idea of what's out there. Most ladies have a little harder time especially with a double stack 9mm. But there are those out there that fit.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am
by RPBrown
Tex1961 wrote:May I suggest that you go to your local range. Pick out a few of their rentals first so that she can get a better idea of what's out there. Most ladies have a little harder time especially with a double stack 9mm. But there are those out there that fit.

:iagree:

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:29 pm
by Wag2323
I have a standard XD-9(never tried the XDm which I'm sure is better) and a VP-9. The VP to me is a tack-driver compared to my XD. The VP does have a different sight picture out the box it is set for covering the target not holding under if that matters.

If HK keeps following suit with what the P30 has there may eventually be a long slide VP-9

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 pm
by cmgee67
HK. They have the VP9 sk which is the compact if that helps

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:54 pm
by Wag2323
cmgee67 wrote:HK. They have the VP9 sk which is the compact if that helps


I don't think that will help with grip much, it takes the same mags as the full size.

On the full size the small grip panels are pretty narrow in my opinion. If he takes her to a store I would ask them to see the other panels and change them out (out the box all 3 are medium on the gun). It is a single roll pin which can be done with no disassembly of any other part of the gun.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:07 pm
by bmwrdr
If she looks for a gun with relative small grip size I can suggest to look at the Walther CCP.

:tiphat:

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:20 pm
by Deitz83
Tex1961 wrote:May I suggest that you go to your local range. Pick out a few of their rentals first so that she can get a better idea of what's out there. Most ladies have a little harder time especially with a double stack 9mm. But there are those out there that fit.


She has the XD subcompact. The length of the barrel is too short for her for shooting plates at 60'. She understands that her eyesight and length of barrel plays a big part with her shooting goals going forward. She took my Browning HI Power a few years ago and this is the type of grip that fits her the best. Right now she is shooting 5 plates with her 22 LR, in 6.5 seconds. She wants to work toward 5.5 secs with a 9mm. Patience grass hopper. The grip on the XD/XDM or HK fits her hands better. Those are her words not mine. She has shot the XDM with the 4.25" barrel before and really liked it. However, this morning, she said that she wanted to put a Vortex red dot on it, like her Buck Mark. So, I got online and noticed that Springfield makes a pistol that accepts a red. We belong to private club, so the guys let her shot their guns all the time. I am just glad she does want to buy everything she gets to shoot. Thanks everyone for the input..

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:23 pm
by maverick2076
I'd recommend you check out the CZ 75. The grips are thin and easy to handle with smaller hands, but still a double stack for capacity. The slide is very easy to rack. The metal frame soaks up the already negligible 9mm recoil, and the accuracy is great. One of the biggest advantages to the CZ platform is the trigger. IT starts off good, and can be made to be great. MY CZ P01 had the Pro Package from Cajun Gun Works. 8 lb. DA pull, 3.75 lb SA pull, and a 2.2mm reset. It is crisp and clean with no grit or creep whatsoever.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:25 pm
by The Annoyed Man
maverick2076 wrote:I'd recommend you check out the CZ 75. The grips are thin and easy to handle with smaller hands, but still a double stack for capacity. The slide is very easy to rack. The metal frame soaks up the already negligible 9mm recoil, and the accuracy is great. One of the biggest advantages to the CZ platform is the trigger. IT starts off good, and can be made to be great. MY CZ P01 had the Pro Package from Cajun Gun Works. 8 lb. DA pull, 3.75 lb SA pull, and a 2.2mm reset. It is crisp and clean with no grit or creep whatsoever.

The CZ would be a great choice. Another might be a 9mm 1911.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:46 pm
by oljames3
My wife has small hands. She carries a Walther PPS M2 LE. She likes shooting my S&W M&P Mod 2.0 9mm 5inch even with the medium palm swell installed.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:56 pm
by mot7981
Plus 1 on TAM's recommendation! Unless she needs more capacity, a 1911 in 9mm is a great option. Maybe a little heavy but with a longer barrel and sight radius for accuracy along with an enjoyable 1911 trigger (better trigger than the others mentioned here) this would be a sweet choice.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm
by Soccerdad1995
maverick2076 wrote:I'd recommend you check out the CZ 75. The grips are thin and easy to handle with smaller hands, but still a double stack for capacity. The slide is very easy to rack. The metal frame soaks up the already negligible 9mm recoil, and the accuracy is great. One of the biggest advantages to the CZ platform is the trigger. IT starts off good, and can be made to be great. MY CZ P01 had the Pro Package from Cajun Gun Works. 8 lb. DA pull, 3.75 lb SA pull, and a 2.2mm reset. It is crisp and clean with no grit or creep whatsoever.


+1 on this recommendation. Although the trigger upgrade is a must do unless she has large hands. I have large hands for a man, and still struggled with the standard trigger reset length on the CZ 75. You will come close to doubling the cost of the pistol with the Pro package (unless you try to DIY, which I wouldn't recommend), but it is money well spent.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:53 pm
by MaduroBU
Sig is reintroducing the P210. That'll give a lot of insurance against the proverbial doghouse.

Re: Wife wants a new falling plate pistol

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:56 pm
by Deitz83
Deitz83 wrote:My wife said " that she wants a new falling plate pistol." She normally shoots her Browning Buck Mark, but now wants to use a 9 MM, with a longer barrel. Her first choice is the Springfield Armory XDM in 4.25 or 5" her Second, choice is H & K VP.


She loves her Springfield Armory OSP. Tomorrow she will make some steel ring.