troglodyte wrote:We've got a Shield lined up for her to borrow and I got a P938 from a friend. Haven't found a G23 yet and hadn't thought of the PPS.
We'll keep going down the list. Thanks all!
Careful. She may fall in love with the P938, and that is probably the most expensive of all options listed. The P938 is my EDC for the "BUG / really small gun" role. The P938 feels a lot smaller (at least to me) than the PPS and Shield, so I don't really think of it in the same category. A big decision to make is whether she wants a manual safety since that would eliminate a good chunk of the contenders.
One more to add if she is willing to consider a .380, then try the Glock 42. This may sound odd given what I said about the Glock 43, but shooting the Glock 42 is just a complete and total joy. Very little recoil compared to other similarly sized 380's. Of course, you could also get a J frame instead. The S&W 638 is a great choice, IMHO, and round count / caliber compares favorably to the small 9mm's.
There are so many good choices out there.