I took my wife to the range and spent a small fortune renting about 20 different guns. In the end she liked the 380s. She piked the Ruger LCP.
If the woman likes the gun she is much more likely to carry it.
"I ask, Sir, What is the militia?" "Its the whole of the people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them" -George Mason Co-Author of the second amendment.