.38 snub is not really the way to go, they can be pretty rough on your hands after a few shots. If you put a rubber Houge grip on it, it will help to tame it down, and give them a little better grip on it. Have fun.
Oh, I'm trying the same thing on my wife, I told her I needed at least one gun in every calibre so her friends could have a propper choice! She didn't go for it.