For people in the Phoenix AZ area, Caswells in Mesa has an outstanding program for new women shooters.
They have several of classes. The classes range from basic this is a pistol the bullet comes out here very fast. To top of the line self defense.
The instructors interview the lady and determine her knowledge level and interest. They then place her into a class with students with a similar level of experience. My wife was extremely pleased with her experience.
My wife came home from her third class and related this incident.
One of her fellow students was complaining that she did not have the strength to load the magazine of her pistol. My wife, mimicking my growl, replied, "get a revolver". I knew I had a shooting companion for life.