This may sound odd, but I’m a big proponent of a .223 rifle. Easy to shoot, accurate and the rounds tend to break up when the hit something, so they aren’t a big problem with over-penetration.
>> This may sound odd, but Im a big proponent of a .223 rifle.
So where can I find one of those on short notice?
Maybe hollow point and frangible rounds are better, but I would not want to be downrange of someone blasting away inside a house with a mouse gun.
The advice about a shotgun is valid, but ignores the takeaway aspect. A small woman is in no way going to wrestle with a thug grabbing the barrel. She may get off a shot, she may lose the gun.
I have no experience with them, but since she knows revolvers, why not one of those Judge type .410/.45 revolvers? As I said, no personal experience with them. May be too much to handle.
“This may sound odd, but Im a big proponent of a .223 rifle.”
You’re right - it does sound odd. A .223 is OK for outdoors use but fire it inside a room and you would not be able to hear anything for several hours. The muzzle blast would be a factor indoors as well.