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 Post subject: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit her
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:13 am 
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I am looking for a semi auto prefer 12 ga
She's 5 ft 3 in 130 lbs her arm length from her arm pit to the tip of her trigger finger is 23 in
What length of pull would y'all think she would need
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:36 am 
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Jody:

It isn't quite as simple as knowing the arm length dimension you provided. The component parts of the arm and hand are not standard lengths; they can vary considerably. And, the full arm length just doesn't give enough information.

You will need to do some basic checking with an actual gun. From her height and weight, I would suggest starting somewhere in the 13-3/4" LOP range, but you will definitely need to verify that before buying a gun for her.

It is unlikely that any off-the-shelf gun will work for her, with the possible exception of a youth model. Most stocks will need to be cut to fit her. If possible, go to your local gun club and find some female shooters that she can talk to and, quite possibly, try their guns for fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Don't forget about cast, pitch, drop, toe, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:07 pm 
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Rite now she's been shooting a Stoger 3020 but it is to long for her with it 14 1/4 Lol
I was looking at a a300 outlander for her sense the lop can be adjusted on that gun from 13 in to 14 1/4 in


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:47 pm 
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jodyc wrote:
Rite now she's been shooting a Stoger 3020 but it is to long for her with it 14 1/4 Lol
I was looking at a a300 outlander for her sense the lop can be adjusted on that gun from 13 in to 14 1/4 in


My guess is she will need about 13 3/8" to 13 1/2" LOP. If you remove the recoil pad from the Stoeger she has been shooting and let her try it just for fitting purposes, this should give a good indication of how a shorter LOP will work. Try that and see how it fits. Then measure the LOP with the pad off and you should be pretty close to the correct fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
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Old skeeter and Ulysses gave you some good advice. There is a thread on here somewhere on why guns donor don’t fit women and kids.

In addition to LOP, most women need the pitch adjusted, especially if they are larger breasts. That’s the angle the butt pad makes so that it fits into the shoulder/chest pocket area.

Edit: Found one of the threads I was referring to by the stock fitting guru, Rollin Oswald:

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=439131


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 am 
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on a rough check you want 1-1.5 inches between the trigger hand thumb and her nose. for roughly every 1/4 inch you remove from LOP reduces that thumb to nose gap by 1 inch. that will get you close gauging off of what she shoots now. for example if that is 2 inches to long 13 3/4 is close. also most the "for women" gun like the Syren or Berettas lady guns are 13 7/8 LOP


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a semi auto for my wife what lop would fit h
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:19 am 
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Turns out her lop was 13 1/2 so let her shoot an sx3 an a300 an affinity she liked the a300 the best
That was good because I can adjust the lop on that gun so I went with the a300


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