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 !
I just checked out their website. There are two affiliated clubs not that far from me. Looks like a good time and you can come away with some knowledge and skills. Thanks.
You guys are the best, but if you ever tell anyone I said that, I will deny it.