I don’t know what level of experience she has but I’m assuming she probably has very little.. I think I would do my best to get her comfortable with something lower powered and once the confidence builds go from there.
My wife is tiny and loves 40 Cal and 45 and give me crap when I occasionally carry a 9mm instead of my 45. The main thing is she has to enjoy herself.. so many idiots purposely give someone they profess to care about some ultra magnum and then laugh when it breaks their face or nose... (see youtube) They don’t care that they just ruined someone’s entire future with guns... Obviously you’re not that kind of person... 22 or 9mm would be a good place to start but I would try a full size gun and as said above, rent if you can, it will save you money in the long run.
Last edited by BGutzman; September 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM.