andBuilt in Italy by Tangfolio. Designed by and for women, this pistol is more than just a pretty face. The creative team included Sharon Lacy, who did extensive research on the needs of women shooters, including gathering direct feedback from women gun owners of all ages and experience levels. The Pavona semi-automatic pistol is specifically engineered with their issues in mind and addresses many of the common problems women have with guns.
Sadly, they are hard to find. I got mine through EAA, but it seems they no longer carry the Tanfoglio brandThe Pavona is great choice for women in the market for a gun for training and home or car defense. This is a gun that can be handled with confidence by women of all sizes and experience levels. The gun’s fit, feel and woman-friendly design and appearance is very welcomed. I look forward to seeing future enhancements and models from this company that is so fully committed to meeting the needs of women shooters.
The P238 is THE MOST user friendly gun I have ever shot and that includes the EZ in either .380 or 9mm. I have had issues with my EZ and do not trust it for SD, but my P238's are flawless (if you don't badly limp wrist them) and very reliable. Unfortunately they are scare as hens' teeth anymore since SIG stopped making all but that CA compliant version, and those are hard to find also.
Most people with the EZ's only stand and shoot at paper. Unfortunately self defense shooting is rarely standing in one place and shooting at a non moving target. As soon as you add movement - as in real SD drills -- that upside down grip safety on the EZ's is going to cause serious problems because in the process of moving and shooting almost no one can keep a totally steady/constant true high and tight grip - and the moment your grip relaxes a wee bit the gun stops. It just stops. Dead: Until you adjust your grip and by that time you could be dead.Mrs Tinyman had problems with her G42 so she got herself an M&P 380EZ -- no problems.