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    Greetings, I'm new here, actually I'm new to firearms and I turned 72 today. I have a couple of questions.

    My wife & I are looking to buy a couple of Glocks. Should we go to a local store and handle the Glock before purchasing. I want to make sure the Glock we purchase fits my wife's hand. Is that recommended?

    The biggest problem is no one has anything in stock.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Are there any ranges that rent pistols near you? That way you get to shoot as well.
    Also you can try other brands as well that way.
    Of course I recommend Glock pistols and Glock Sport Shooting Foundation.
    Discounts on Glocks, matches for people new to shooting.
    Enjoy your search.

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    I agree with shooting one before buying, for new owners, just buying one that fits, may not be so kind to you, once you start shooting it.


    Oh, and welcome, to the forum.

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    Thanks! The comments help tremendously

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    I hate to be a Debbie downer but, I don't think gun stores will have much In the way of stock on the shelves til next year and ammo cost have doubled, at least until after the election and we get a vaccine available I don't expect much til next summer.
    As for your question...Glocks are a great firearm well made and reliable I agree with others here I'd look for a range where you can rent a few models and shoot them to see If It's something you really want.

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    Try some gun ranges. Many ranges rent guns. There are different prices to rent, depending on the range. My local shop charges only $5 per gun. But, you have to buy ammo from the range. Their ammo is maybe $5 more per box. But, finding you don't like a gun thru rental can save you a lot of money.

    I'd suggest trying several different ones to see which one you like.

    However, if you have no experience shooting handguns, you may want to take a class. Knowing tricks on how to hold the gun, how to stand, and what part of your trigger finger to use can really help if you have someone show you what to do...

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    As has been mentioned, a gun range and shoot some. For your wife(and maybe you too)..hard to beat a Glock 43x or Glock 48..longish grip but thinnish..really nice handgun. Other 9mm have a thicker grip(Glock 17/19/45/26)..I personally really like that(not big hands)...Glock 19 size but 'may' be too wide for your wife.
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