> They're big concerns with the 1911, too. Even a commander-style pistol is still plenty heavy. And the 1911 has extra stuff to go wrong, especially if you load it up with an extra safety as Kimber does (along with many others.)
Unless you are talking about Kimber or some other drek 1911 show piece, series 70 1911s are great. 1911s don't become unreliable till you get some one who wants something fancy and with out rattle.
> Well, they cited the issue of fitting the hands of smaller shooters, so in the modern day none of these firearms are really applicable. They should probably be looking at a SIG.
This honestly is a load of crap. I own one and a 1911, both of which can be handle by some one small and with small hands perfectly well. I thought my sister to shoot and she is like 100 pounds soaking wet and did not have a problem with either.
In fact for small hands the M9 is way better for the some one small hands than the 1911 given the location of the slide release. With out a extended slide release, the 1911 can be a bit awkward for some.
If they think a M9 is to large, they are really fucked when it comes to choosing any modern side arm, unless they want a small cartridge in a single stack magazine.
> H&K M&P .45, then. The trigger is considered to be not that great, but there are mods that improve it, so perhaps with a little revision it would make a nice piece. Three grip sizes, external extractor. However, they're going to want to stick with 9mm because of the cost consideration, and the modern style of never using one bullet when five will do.
Any major cartridge, .45 ACP/9x19mm/10mm Auto/.40 S&W, all work fine from everything I've read. You don't see an issue till you drop down to like .380 ACP.