Looking for other peoples thoughts, I have a friend that wants to get into shooting a handgun also to carry for bear protection. My thinking is a 44 mag might be too much recoil ??? thought about 44 special and 357 mag. thinking her hands are smaller there might be a better slection of handguns in the 357 cal. is this enough for bear protection? Any women on here have any sugestions as to what they use? thanks for any input.