The better half is getting her CPL. We started looking at carry guns for her. She wants a small semi-auto. She pointed at a Bersa Thunder .380 and said "I want one like that size".
So bottom line is she will pick her own gun. I want to make sure she picks something safe and reliable. I perfer something larger than a .380, but if that is what she will carry, it will be better than a 12ga left at home.
I have not payed a lot of attention to these size pistols in the past because I am happy with a J-frame myself for a BUG. She hates my "little J-frame". But now I need to educate myself on this class of guns.
She shoots my full size 1911 .45 and my Python very well so that kind of recoil is not a problem, but she does not want a pocket cannon either.
I have done some searches and got a general idea on some of these pistols. But I would like more info and opinions from anyone that can help.
To throw in another challange I have been looking at holsters for her, we have talked and she will appendix carry in a muzzle forward "womens holster" that a couple holster makers market. The only holsters like this I have found do not seem to be avialable for many compact pistols except for Walther PPKs.
Please help me, to help her, pick a gun with the above criteria.