After receiving her CCW license, I took my wife to the gun store. We had previously been to the range and shot several guns. She did not like the recoil from the 9mm. Although she was a very good shot with several guns she did not want to carry any that she had shot.
Once we arrived at the gun store we looked at several J frames. She did not like the large caliber guns. Then I saw the Smith & Wesson AirLite 22 magnum. Light weight, felt good in her hand, little recoil, this was the gun for her.
The salesman was not impressed and said it would not be a good gun for personal defense. I ask you, Would you like to be shot with a 22 magnum hollow point? The old saying, Any gun is better than no gun. It works well for her and she has become very accurate with this gun. Never let a salesperson dictate the gun you should buy. Here are the specs for the Smith & Wesson AirLite 22 magnum.
Model: Model 351 C
Caliber: 22 Magnum
Barrel Length: 1.875″ / 4.8 cm
Overall Length: 6.3″
Front Sight: XS Sights® White Dot
Rear Sight: Fixed U-Notch
Action: Double Action Only
Weight: 11.5 oz / 326.0g
Cylinder Material: Aluminum Alloy
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Frame Finish: Matte Black
Purpose: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection
Sometimes gun sales people are more interested in selling an expensive gun than matching the right gun to the right person. The 22 magnum can be a lethal weapon in the hands of a confident and determined woman.
I feel each individual who receives their CCW and would like to carry a gun, must find the right match for them. Don’t let a salesperson direct you in the wrong direction. Be informed. Do your research before buying. And buy the gun that is best suited for you.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:11-17