Gentlemen you missed the point! The site is set up to help us sort out the unknown, when we turn a question into a caliber war within the first 8 replys it doesn't help! All of us would carry a 50AE or Ted's 10mm if we could!
The guy wanted some insight into his lady's first pistol. I personally don't recommend the LCP or LC9 because of the kick, and I won't recommend the LCR because of it stiff trigger. I always start training with a 22LR, but most out there jump to recommending a new shooter start with a 9mm or 40 S & W. I've never lost money on a pistol as I shoot what I buy and when I want to change I sell them.
My point is we should be recommending whatever round his lady can put on target round after round. At 2 yards a 12# trigger pull can put the round (Right Hand Shooter) 3 foot left or a recoil flinch 2 ft left and High! And I don't know many BG who are 6 ft wide! Maybe we should look at the questions and put ourselfs in their place! I know it has taken years with "She who must be Obeyed" to get her were she can shoot her pistol which is a Walther PK380. Which she put shots on target round after round. I have two ladys I've help and they are shooting a 9mm, but again they started out with a 22LR and worked up to what they could shoot confortability with repeated rounds on the 10 spot!