Yes, she came well-trained in firearms from her Dad (small caliber rifles mostly), but she doesn't get out to practice as much as I'd like her to. My plan is to get her to the range on a regular basis, get her a concealed carry license and something that is practical to carry.
Thanks for the input. I probably should take her to the range and rent some of these to see what she likes best. But this gives me some good ideas for starters.
But I must say, I would think a .44 would have way too much kick for her.
If she would get into it enough to practice, let her handle various semis from 9mm and up, and let her find the one she likes best, the one that she "fits" will be the one she enjoys, and will therefore be more interested in practicing with, setting up a happy positive feedback loop.
If she's not interested enough to practice much, stick with a wheelgun.
WARNING: BEWARE THE GUNSHOP COUNTER COMMANDO ! ......They "sell" more than they shoot or carry........
One more consideration is the weight. That is why I suggested the TiLite series "scadnium" snub nosed revolvers......she'll carry a comfortable firearm and leave a heavy one in her car purse, or worst yet .....at home. That barimi grips also make it easy to don and doff .
Conveinance is a big part of the choice. She has to be happy and confident in the selection or your just wasting yer time.
One more suggestion. Join IDPA and shoot some of the competition "games" that promote skills and practice while having some serious fun. It's the best practice a civilian can get IMHO.
Stay Safe !