The Top 7 Handguns for Your Mom

The Top 7 Handguns for Your Mom

If there’s two things he knows, @JamesReeves KNOWS guns and moms. Looking for the perfect self-defense handgun for your mom? In this video, we’ve curated a list of the top handguns specifically chosen with moms in mind. From easy handling to compact designs, these firearms prioritize comfort, reliability, and safety.

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🔫 Handgun List 🔫
Smith & Wesson Shield EZ: Discover why the Shield EZ is a popular choice among women due to its user-friendly features, such as easy slide operation and manageable recoil.

FN Reflex: Cutting-edge technology and exceptional performance, the FN Reflex provides moms with a reliable firearm with optics-readiness.

Smith & Wesson Shield Plus Optics Ready: Learn about the upgraded Shield Plus Optics Ready model and why it’s a great and inexpensive option.

Beretta 80X Cheetah: Classic charm and compact size mean the Beretta 80X Cheetah delivers a balance between style and functionality, perfect for moms who prefer a hammer fired concealed carry.

Ruger LCRX: A fantastic blend of reliability, lightweight construction, and a smooth trigger pull, making it an ideal option for moms seeking a hassle-free shooting experience.

Walther PDP-F: Slim grip, optics readiness, and easy to use plus the customizable grip options of the Walther PDP-F ensure a good pick for moms of all hand sizes.

Walther PK380: The sleek and ergonomic design of the Walther PK380 with its reduced recoil and easy-to-rack slide make it a strong competitor for the Shield EZ.

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0:00 Intro
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5:05 Actual List Begins


  1. RawBot on May 25, 2023 at 4:26 am

    My mother in law can only handle a 22lr ruger LCRx.

  2. kobudo on May 25, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Should have offered your mom the ultimate 11-round micro nine: the Mossberg MC2sc. With an optic.

  3. Just Looking on May 25, 2023 at 4:28 am

    The PK 380 safety is wack. Also the gun isn’t made by walther it’s made by a BB gun company.

  4. Richard Rogers on May 25, 2023 at 4:29 am

    S&W Shield Plus 9mm, Taurus G3C/GX4, Glock 43. Don’t like .380 cause it’s like 20ga vs 12ga. Looks smaller but kicks like a horse on steroids. Springfield Hellcat is small too, but so is the Springfield XD Sub Compact 3" 9mm and it can take the full size XD magazines. The Taurus G3C can use the sig Sauer P226 Mags.

  5. jerrimie e on May 25, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Should let your mom try the new Beretta 80x Cheetah

  6. keith livingston on May 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    James can I put in a step dad application?

  7. Elliot Burfield on May 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    why wasnt the pdp f in the running dude? …nevermind, I saw it

  8. Voodoopat on May 25, 2023 at 4:33 am

    What about the Ruger Security 380? Seems like a good alternative to the Shield EZ, with more capacity.

  9. Ian Smiley on May 25, 2023 at 4:34 am

    what’s up with the right hand drive rig, thought the camera was flipped till you flashed the 5.11 tag and it was normal. back out of the states no doubt.

  10. Andrew Johnson on May 25, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Also, what on earth are you doing with a Springfield? Advertising to the boomers?

  11. Mark H. on May 25, 2023 at 4:37 am

    James, what about the Ruger pistols in 380 and 9?

  12. ahsuser on May 25, 2023 at 4:38 am

    I like how your mom.

  13. Kim on May 25, 2023 at 4:38 am

    Mom loves to fire my 50 bmg . 🤪

  14. Kyle Rekedal on May 25, 2023 at 4:38 am

    You forgot to include your favorite Glock 19

  15. Repent Now on May 25, 2023 at 4:39 am

    JR – What about the poly or metal Kel-Tec P15 with 50 grain / super low recoil 9mm ammo from liberty?

  16. TissueTadpole on May 25, 2023 at 4:42 am

    I see a FAL in the background of the talking sections…

  17. peter connolly on May 25, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Nice Nardi wheel

  18. Amjad Daff on May 25, 2023 at 4:45 am

    I would recommend the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact Carry, which should be a small, capable firearm

  19. DirtBikeMatt on May 25, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Does James have a driver’s ed vehicle?

  20. understated on May 25, 2023 at 4:46 am

    10:18 🤣

  21. nejinaji on May 25, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Oh man she’s going to clint lucky

  22. Mrgunsngear Channel on May 25, 2023 at 4:49 am


  23. AcidHazeRequiem on May 25, 2023 at 4:50 am

    s&w equalizer vs fn relfex mrd

  24. Hardline 2A on May 25, 2023 at 4:52 am

    My mom was never interested in guns and she has passed. My dad is still around but also has no interest.

  25. Darion Vacher on May 25, 2023 at 4:53 am

    I went to Florida to visit my parents this past Christmas. Took my mom the The Alamo gun range and put a few guns in her hands including a full auto MP5. She had a blast and now she owns a Smith and Wesson M&P Plus after shooting one at the range.

  26. Jairus The Adventurer! on May 25, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I like the J frame revolver for mom cause its easy to clear, and she doesnt have to struggle with racking the slide.

  27. Jordan on May 25, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Congrats on making it through this entire video without a squeeze cocker joke. True progress, James.

  28. Bret Koesser on May 25, 2023 at 4:57 am

    My mom had the S&W Shield 380 EZ, but ditched it for the a Ruger Security 380. She likes the capacity and shootability of it over the S&W. I know it’s not super sexy, but no mention of it?? C’mon man. My mom can’t be wrong!

  29. Wayne Hajek on May 25, 2023 at 4:57 am

    "Well so does my son". EPIC!!

  30. Justin Barton on May 25, 2023 at 4:59 am

    My mom has carpal tunnel so the ez is pretty much the only option for her.

  31. Graham Lewis on May 25, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Please, please lose the language

  32. The Rhinestone Hurricane on May 25, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Shout out to my boys at Tijuana Flats

  33. Boonie Hat Bandito on May 25, 2023 at 5:05 am

    is that an fal in the background?

  34. Robert R on May 25, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Hi Connie! Damn I miss Tijuana Flats. That place is great. Another quality video.

  35. Dave C. on May 25, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Your mom’s awesome. Don’t know how you turned out like this, but i’m sure it’s not her fault.

  36. Vince Dibona on May 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    The optic _is_ almost cheating. Almost. Before that, I’d have said a revolver in .22 LR with a 7- or 8-shot cylinder. For my mom personally, I’d rather her have something she can hit what she aims at, and I know even .380 would make anything but her first shot go wild. I would make the trigger ultra-slick and light. Or maybe a Baby Browning. 😃

  37. George Veneziano on May 25, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Love your mom’s she awesome great shooter too keep them coming. Thanks

  38. John Realizes Asparagus. on May 25, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Walther stepped down from the mantle, when they discontinued the PK380 😂

  39. SteelPastor on May 25, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Absolutely… the S&W Equilizer is an upgraded and double-stack of the Shield EZ… A+++

  40. Johnny Tyler on May 25, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Is that Walther PK380 a handgun or a handheld billboard?! How much shit can a gun manufacturer possibly write on the side of a compact handgun slide?

  41. j fullr on May 25, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Got mom a VP9 for M day. I’ve seen her shoot it… I will never piss that woman off again.

  42. Andrew Johnson on May 25, 2023 at 5:14 am

    I hope Big Purp makes a return!

  43. ArsonalTech on May 25, 2023 at 5:14 am

    My mom was nun for 14 years before leaving and meet my dad years later. She’s also in her 70s. She’d likely never shoot anyone, carry a gun, or draw on someone, which is too bad because she’s an amazing mom and deserves to be safe. Despite the irrelevance to my personal situation I still enjoyed the video a lot!

  44. Brian Leabo on May 25, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Your moms great she dose not look here age ! But I believe what she has to say about guns ! How about the glock 43x mos ! I love mine its my back up but if i go to the gym. Its the only thing i bring !

  45. Brian B on May 25, 2023 at 5:18 am

    Thanks for the video – and 5.11 discount code!

  46. Joe Podskalan on May 25, 2023 at 5:19 am

    I know I’m watching a gun video but I gotta say, that is one awesome looking jdm Land Cruiser

  47. James Ivy on May 25, 2023 at 5:19 am

    Mom ain’t getting no SA from me, heck a Taurus be better there probably more pro Merica too 😉

  48. Cheka on May 25, 2023 at 5:21 am

    Mom is sweet, upright, and classy. Why did the apple fall a mile away from the tree? 😁

  49. g54b on May 25, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Beretta 3032 Tomcat Covert. OK, it’s only .32 ACP, but it has a tip-up barrel that can eliminate racking, it’s compact, and she can put a can on it.

  50. Matthew Simmons on May 25, 2023 at 5:25 am

    My recommendations would depend on what the woman is capable of and whether you think your mom is going to actually maintain the gun and spray some lube on the moving parts every once in a while. AND do you think she will go to the range and practice at least a few times a year? Or is your mom the type of the person that just isn’t interested in doing that and will most likely keep the gun in a bedroom drawer and only ever take it out of there if she needs to use it? If its the second one, then I would strongly recommend someone like that getting a revolver. Because revolvers are very simple and straight forward on how to operate (no slides that need to be racked or safeties you need to remember to take off) and they can handle neglect a lot better than a semi auto. Semi autos are better at handling abuse, revolvers don’t like abuse, but they can handle neglect just fine. A revolver will still function even if its bone dry with not a drop of lube on it and maybe even covered in surface rust.

    Also, the caliber I would recommend for someone that can’t handle a lot of recoil is .32 S&W long. If you got her a .327 fed mag lcr, loaded with .32 S&w long, she will have a 6 shot weapon in a caliber that’s more than capable for self defense if it’s loaded with the right ammo. Buffalo bore makes 100 grain .32 long hardcast wadcutters that will penetrate 16 inches in ballistics gel with almost no felt recoil. It has double the power and ballistics of a .22, while having about the same recoil as a .22. Plus it’s a centerfire caliber which will be more reliable than a rimfire, and it won’t have as heavy of a trigger pull as a rimfire. Plus the wadcutter shape will make a nastier wound than a round nose bullet would. I don’t know why more people don’t consider the caliber. It’s a much better choice for someone can’t handle recoil that is thinking about settling for a .22.

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