I'm with Wayne in FW
a high cap (12 to 15 shots) semi auto would be the best way to go
you do not want to have to reload anything, so go with the highest cap possible
in fact if your woman is highly anti gun I would go with a 15 round 9mm
you can shoot cheaply, low recoil for her. Easy to shoot one handed also (assuming can't use a support hand)
I guess I just don't see how a 15 round 9mm isn't the best option for you period.
I really doubt you would have to reload with 15 shots available, and that is exactly what I would want. Personally I just fail to see how reloading a revolver one handed is faster than a one handed mag change. Seems like both would be hella slow, so avoid them for the most part by starting with more ammo.
Also.,.... thanks for serving!
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