after much harrassment from me..
my mom finally went and got her concealed carry permit.
now.. my stepdad has a 6" bbl judge at home.. but my mom can't fire it well. it's heavy.. and she doesn't like the kick of the 45lc.
at her concealed class, the instructor had a short bbl 357 revolver.. perhaps some sort of airweight ( titanium frame? ) and loaded it with 38's for the shooters. sa/da, so those that didn't like trigger pull thru could cock it.. etc.
apparrently it went over real well. all the ladies at the class had NO prblem with the very light , larger framed 357, shooting the lighter 38 loads.
so that's what my mom wants now... something that won't weight her arms down.. but can shoot a 38 comfortably.. with the option of a 357 for home defense shot..e tc.