My wife has a skin condition that causes her skin to literally be “thin”. She wants a pistol (not a revolver), but racking her current pistol (a CZ75 P-01) damages (rips) her skin. Changing racking technique does not help much with this issue … she needs something that reduces the friction required to rack it, which means less it has to require less racking force. (clearly a revolver would be one solution, but she’s not ready to make that jump, yet)
Can anyone recommend a pistol (preferably 9mm, although possibly .380) that’s a lot easier to rack?** Here is the catch that complicates the heck out of this question – we live in Nannyfornia, where models that are known to be easier-to-rack, like S&W Shield EZ and Wather CCP, are illegal to sell++.
==> Does anyone know of a 9mm or .380 pistol that’s easy to rack, that’s been on the market since before 2013 (therefore might be available in CA)?
We realize that any of
relocating “back into the USA” ;-),
SOCTUS declaring CA’s Handgun Roster unconstitutional,
or switching to a revolver
would solve this problem, although none of those is currently an option.
++ because they committed the “crime” for coming onto the market after 2013 (when CA’s microstamping law took effect); no semi-auto pistol models that were new after 2013 can be sold in CA. And many that were on the market before then have dropped off the infamous Handgun Roster so have become illegal to purchase, also. If you see a handgun advertised in a magazine, it probably is a newer model and sale is outlawed in CA.