My wife has shot .44s so she can shoot a big gun. That out of the way... she dislikes the recoil of a .38 2 inch revolver. She hates a 10mm( Glock model 20) with light loads similar to .40 cal. She shoots her Buckmark very well.
We have been fitting her for a defensive handgun for a few months now and she loves the fit of the single stack Kahrs. She has tried all the other single stack pistols but loves the Kahrs. Since I have never shot a 9mm or .380 I am wondering about the recoil in such a light gun with small hands.
This is real as my super sweet wife was followed home (while I was on the slope) by a guy who thought she was driving to slow(35 in a 45 due to conditions). He even pulled beside her then fell back right behind her. My teenage boys (in the back seats)were very eager to interviene but the driver left after the boys jumped out of the vehicle. She can shoot but recoil is a concern for her.
If you see a red ford ranger with a red canopy with bars for a canoe on top I would appreciate it as I would like to talk with him personally, been looking. Trying to intimidate a woman and kids is way down on my list of what makes a man. The girly stickers are being removed from her vehicle.