Another from my personal Ruger collection. I purchased this little lad before Christmas 13’ and immediately fell in love.. This one is a KGP-141 specific which means it’s stainless steel with a 4.2" and adjustable sights.
My 5 favorite hand guns. In no particular order. **absolutely bias based on the experience of a 23 year old 5′7′’ girl with 9 years of hand gun experience and 20 years of overall firearms experience. Your views my vary.**
Sig238 Nitron- SA, single stack in a durable matte black with SIGLITE night sights. I don’t think they’re great for range shooting, they’re very pale, however fairly effective in the dark. (well I guess they should be haha) This gun is a little snappy because of its weight and I certainly suggest an extended mag for range use, but it’s hearty enough for comfortable carry and use. I prefer this for small of the back carry. Men with larger hands might feel the single stack grip lacks but as a lady I think it’s the perfect size.
Ruger Gp100 - it’s my “curvy girl” of the list. She’s a bit bulky but it’s just more of her to love. The ability to change up the 357 for a 38 makes it a great crossover, range to carry gun. The solid steel frame and smooth SA/DA trigger make for a pleasant shooting experience in either caliber. The standard sights leave a little to be desired, I prefer the Hi-Viz front sight. I would go so far as to say this is the nicest production revolver since the Python. (gasp I know I’m a blasphemer)
Sig Scorpion - (yes yes yes I know 2 Sigs on the list) The Scorpion is a beautiful shot in the 45ACP but as soon as I found out there was a 9mm version I HAD to try it out. Dropping the caliber for me was the perfect decision. The sights COULD be a little tighter, but that’s easy enough to change out. As a range or even competition gun the Scorpion is amazing but I’m not too keen on carrying it, the frame is just a little to large for my casual ware. The trigger is comparable to any solid SA trigger, BUT it’s flat (for whatever reason) so I found that the edges dug into my finger a little uncomfortably.
Khar K9 - now this seems like it might be an odd choice, but stay with me. The K9 is a stainless war hammer. it might be single stack but if you run out of ammo you can just pistol whip someone to death. This thing is TIGHT and precise. The trigger is a bit of a long travel but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a carry piece. The pull is very distinct but not heavy so the follow through is smooth without any pulling or heeling (at least not for me) It’s a S/M frame but very narrow. If you like Glock but want something solid and compact, this is your gun.
HK P30-L - This one is pretty specific, but what can I say, I’m a lefty so the P30-L holds a special place in my heart. I was intimidated by the mag release on the trigger guard at first but damn is it efficient. It’s got tolerances a little looser than I’m used to (see ALL the other guns on this list) But for a poly gun, I’ll let it slide. It’s my favorite utilitarian gun, she in’t pretty, but shes a form fitting, ambidextrous, SA/DA, double stack! A little bulky and I certainly wont be carrying it any time soon but a step in the right direction.