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Best Handgun For Women: Experts Offer Tips

By    |   Monday, 06 Apr 2015 10:21 AM

When it’s time to start shopping for the best handgun option available for women, there are several factors to consider. Traditionally, stopping power, grip, and reliability rank as the triumvirate of importance when deciding what handgun to purchase. Here are some more tips from the experts.

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According to John McAdams at the Big Game Hunting Blog, with hundreds of options on the market, pinning down which gun is going to offer the best combination of all these factors takes time and research. Women are one of the quickest growing demographics in the firearm industry, and as such manufacturers are offering more options now than they ever have in an attempt to lure sales their direction.

Melding the best bang for the buck in terms of start-of-the-art technology, comfort, impact and reliability, the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38 Special might very well be the best handgun for women on the market. NRA Sharp Daily lists a robust list of features, and stresses that here is really no substitute for the good old-fashioned reliability of a cylinder revolver. There is also little to complain about when you factor in how far revolver innovation had come in the past few years.

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Smith & Wesson has stepped up to the plate with this double-action, five-round cylinder that boats an ambidextrous release. It’s a handgun for women that is light, easy to grip, has a built in laser sight and is extremely compact. The Bodyguard’s hammerless design also provides and extra layer of protection and reliability since the design assures less exterior moving parts that might get caught up or snagged when it is needed.

Features of the M&P Bodyguard are indicative of Smith & Wesson’s start-of-the-art claims. Two .357 silver oxide batteries come included and power an integrated trace laser sight. The handgun is also constructed with a ramp front sight and integral rear sight, along with an extremely easy to hold, one-piece synthetic grip, and a stainless steel barrel with matte finish.

At 6.6 inches in length, easy to hold, powerful enough to protect, and coming in around $500, it isn’t hard to do a little comparison shopping and quickly come to the conclusion that the Bodyguard might just be the best option out there. In a category that boasts a lot of really good guns to choose from, the reliability of a good old fashioned revolver and today’s best technological features lets the M&P Bodyguard to enter any conversation about the best handgun for women.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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When it’s time to start shopping for the best handgun option available for women, there are several factors to consider. Traditionally, stopping power, grip, and reliability rank as the triumvirate of importance when deciding what handgun to purchase. Here are some more tips from the experts.
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