Hey everyone. I have a friend who's turning 21 and wants to get her CCW. She has no guns as of yet and from what I know is not an experienced shooter.
She told me she wants a pistol. I told her a Kel Tec P3AT or Ruger LCP might be ideal as they are good pistols and not that expensive. My coach then corrected me in that it might not be good for her to get one if she's very new to them as they give lots of kick. I confessed I had not shot either, snubbies making up most of my small-gun shooting experience. My coach said that a snubby might be a better choice for her due to lower recoil. What do you all think? Any thoughts?
Perspectives from women shooters who've been in similar circumstances would be great. Again, this woman is not experienced and this would be her only gun. I'm not sure what her budget is, but I'm guessing not more than $500.