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so one of my new years resolutions is to get me and my girl friend ccw permits and im trying to decide on a gun for her to carry. she is a small girl, 5'1" 100lbs. i want something in 9mm and ive narrowed it down to the Beretta PX4 storm compact and the Walther PPS. i like the PPS better as it is smaller and would be easy for her to conceal in a pocket or purse but the PX4 has bigger grips and i think it would be easier for her to shoot.

ive read reviews on both but im looking for anyone with some experience shooting either of them as well as everyone elses opinion that is experienced with concealed carry



 
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just have her go down to the local toy store with you and fondle both, she'll tell you which one feels right
 

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On a concealed carry, size is paramount. If she's tiny like you say, the smaller the gun, the easier it is to conceal. Comfort in her hands is also a key factor. I voted Walther, as I am not a big fan of Beretta, but as Fenix suggested, have her fondle both weapons as let her make up her mind as to what she's the most comforable with. If you have a range that rents weapons, have her shoot both of them before you buy. That way she'll be able to tell you what feels best in her hands.

Another thing, smaller guns usually have more felt recoil due to weight and size issues. Either gun would be good as long as she can accurately shoot it, and the recoil isn't too fierce.
 

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I voted walther. I Don't know a thing about either but like the look of the walther more. Also I may have a bias as I own a P22.

But my real vote goes to the XD 9 Sub compact. :p
 

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I'm gettin a XDSC 9mm, great priced handgun, recommend that, BUT of those two it's a hard pick, both are damn fine pistols, but I'm going with Walther on this one.
 
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Some smaller 9mm`s have very stiff springs and the slides are hard to rack. The PPK falls into that catagory, I don`t know about the PPS. Just make sure she can operate all controls easily or she will stop shooting it.
 

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Saw an ad for it just now while thumbing through one of my gun mags on the sh...err...in the library, and that PPS is EXTREMELY THIN! Would make a perfect carry gun.
 

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Not happy with you right now. Was reading my Guns & Ammo (same as mentioned above) and eventually got to an article on the PPS, and since you mentioned it, I went ahead and read it. Well now I can't decide between and XD and the PPS. That PPS is sooo thin and has some alot of upsides. Only down is it costs a little more then an XDSC.
 

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Id take a walther over an XD any time, but the PX4 is a pretty good gun. Thats about a toss up. It comes down to what fits her better and what she is comfortable shooting.

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not happy with me

well Taurus357 what can i say... after i read the review in combat handguns i was pretty much sold. then i started looking other places and just wanted it more. i do like berettas and the storm in general but i think the walther has just kicked its arse in this contest.

not only would this make a good gun for women but also a great backup gun for LEO's and anyone looking for something they can keep in a coat pocket.

it does cost more than some of my other choices but in this case i think it would be well worth it
 

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Good review after good review. What ever I decide on will be my main CC piece. Only concern is the drastic difference in capacity. At only 1" width I don't expect a whole lot of mag capacity, but when comparing the two (XDSC or PPS) it's something that has to be taken into consideration. Lovin that pps though despite it's limited capacity and higher sticker price.
 

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Now I really want the PPS!
 
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