corneredcat.com – An excellent guide to shooting for women… and men.
womenandguns.com/wfn/somany.html – A good buying guide for female shooters. Check out the rest of the site too.
pistolprowess.com/Choosing_a_Pistol.htm – another gun buying guide
calguns.net – a good discussion forum for guns in California
gunbroker.com – The eBay of the gun world.
I was looking for a handgun that was:
- popular (easy to find parts for)
- relatively inexpensive
- a grip my girlfriend could handle as well as I
Springfield XD 9 – good (and pretty) except the grip is too large. The runner-up.
Beretta 92FS – What I ended up with :-)
tommysgunpack.com/ – holsters
dragunov.net/bay_area_ranges.htm Bay Area shooting ranges
http://www.sightm1911.com/ a site for the 1911 handgun