Sorry this is a little long.
Ok, I know that I am opening myself up for a multitude of responses so I'll try to address some of them before we get started.
I know that my wife will personally have to be comfortable with the gun she is going to carry, but she has tasked me with providig some choices.
I know that caliber is important, but if she will learn to shoot and carry the thing, it is better than having a gun that sits in the safe that she won't even look st.
I know that an autoloader is easier to reload in a fight, but my wife is frail and absolutely cannot rack the slide on any of my 5 pistols. BTW she has tried to learn and is working on her strength but the last time she tried she ended up with a nasty bite. The only auto she is able to operate the slide on is the Walther PK380 but i has some weird features such as the mag release and the breakdown tool needed.
What I am looking for is some input on alternatives to autos, i. e. what makes and models of revolvers etc.
What do you have experience with.
I would appreciate some input from some of the ladies here as you may be able to relate.
Thanks for taking the time to read my babbling.