GF wrote:Like you said you will be getting the gun for her. My best advice is take her to a shooting range were she can rent some different guns and get the feel of them. As far as caliber don't get hung up on that. Did you know with the modern ammo their is very little difference in the ballistics between a 45ACP and a 9MM? I carry a 9MM but I have 4 45APCs in the gun safe. The best think you can do is get her what she feels comfortable shooting. That will be the gun she will shoot that will be the gun she might have to someday bet her life on. Remember the gun is hers If you like the gun or not it is her choice but whatever gun that she gets get her out shooting allot so she can handle it with ease. Let us know what she picksOkay so I have been wanting to get my girlfriend her first handgun now, but the problem is I am not sure what exactly I should be getting her. I want it to be something that she will be comfortable carrying in her purse and whatnot, and being that she seems to have a difficult time putting one in the chamber (can't pull back slide well enough)I am definitely leaning towards a revolver. I was looking at some .38s but would that be too much of a kick? I really want to get a hold of one to have her shoot, but I do not know anyone that has one. I know that she has to be able to choose one that she is going to be comfortable with, butI was wondering if any of you had any suggestions for me? Thanks in advance.