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I am also thinking about a .32. I love the way my Thunder feels in my hand but that kick it gives me isn't fun for too much range use. The downside is .32 is so expensive to even .380. $20+ a box around me. It's like .380 was 3/4 years ago which has come down in price.
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I am also thinking about a .32. I love the way my Thunder feels in my hand but that kick it gives me isn't fun for too much range use. The downside is .32 is so expensive to even .380. $20+ a box around me. It's like .380 was 3/4 years ago which has come down in price.
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I've got some arthritic issues in my hands but I'm also looking for something for my lady friend. We are getting her a BT22 but would like to graduate her to something a bit stouter. We may eventually work up to 9mm, but I think baby steps are important for comfort level.
 

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Get her the Desert Eagle .50 Cal. After she fires that a few times, anything will be better/tolerable.
I fired one and don't want it.
 

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I think that some countries do not allow caliber larger than .32ACP in private hands. That would help account for reason of its greater popularity overseas!

Correct...most countries don't let their citizens have military calibers !!



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I think that some countries do not allow caliber larger than .32ACP in private hands. That would help account for reason of its greater popularity overseas!
I think most of those "civilian caliber only" countries allow their civilians to own up to, and including caliber 9x17mm, known to us Americans as .380ACP. I know for sure that Guatamala has .380, but i think those other countries allow .380.
 

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I've got some arthritic issues in my hands but I'm also looking for something for my lady friend. We are getting her a BT22 but would like to graduate her to something a bit stouter. We may eventually work up to 9mm, but I think baby steps are important for comfort level.

Before you buy her anything larger than a 22, let her put her hands on some of the models you're considering. This will give her an idea of how it will "FEEL" in her hands, with reference to Weight and Grip. Next, if you can either Rent or Borrow some of the ones she's interested in, shoot them at the Range, to get an idea of what Recoil will be.

My wife, for instance, has Sold as many Guns as she currently has. She liked the looks, Grip & Weight at the store, but when it came to shooting them at the Range..... not so much. Her largest Caliber now, is a 32 Beretta Tomcat, which she's comfortable with. She had an LCR 38, and she had fired my 380's and 9mm's, and said they all had too much Recoil for her. She's 5'2" and 115lbs.

Best of Luck!

Cheers!

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Before you buy her anything larger than a 22, let her put her hands on some of the models you're considering. This will give her an idea of how it will "FEEL" in her hands, with reference to Weight and Grip. Next, if you can either Rent or Borrow some of the ones she's interested in, shoot them at the Range, to get an idea of what Recoil will be.

My wife, for instance, has Sold as many Guns as she currently has. She liked the looks, Grip & Weight at the store, but when it came to shooting them at the Range..... not so much. Her largest Caliber now, is a 32 Beretta Tomcat, which she's comfortable with. She had an LCR 38, and she had fired my 380's and 9mm's, and said they all had too much Recoil for her. She's 5'2" and 115lbs.

Best of Luck!

Cheers!

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Thanks for the great advice. Right now she's a bit nervous about holding an unloaded gun, much less one that is loaded. She liked how the Ruger SR22 felt in her hand compared to other 22's. She is very conscientious about learning everything about the firearm even before shooting.
 

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Eagle imported a special run of 1200 of the 32's That all that will come to USA . Their are a few out their to be sold. Recoil is less than the 380 . But not by a whole lot. . The real difference between a 32 and a 380 from pistol size of a Bersa isn't very much. 1 Their is really very little difference in diameter of the bullet. 2 The target will not know difference when shot. BG not going to laugh and say Thats only a 32 next time better use a 380 .
Problem with 32 their is a lack of good SD ammo . Corbon has added DPX to line up so some improvement . 380 might penetrate little deeper as bullet weights more . In old days many people carried a 32 and felt well armed . Browning himself perfered the 32 . Remember he invented the 25 32 and 380 auto .
 
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