A lady, a longtime friend of Belle came over yesterday afternoon for a visit. She showed me a pistol that her husband had bought for her. It was a compact 9mm from a reputable manufacturer. The brand doesn't matter.
She could not operate it. She didn't like it, she didn't want it.
What she wanted was a small revolver. But, her husband bought the pistol that he thought was best for her. It was a nice gesture, but totally unworkable from a self-defense standpoint.
From long experience, I 'have learned that if the lady wants to have a handgun, she should be intimately involved in the purchase. She needs to pick out her pistol, and what you think is not part of the equation. I would no sooner tell my lady what handgun to carry than I would tell her what underwear to wear. The choice of personal firearm is almost that personal.
Don't do it, guys. If you lady wants a personal handgun, let her pick it out.