Originally Posted by Pistolenschutze
Small correction: You now have a VERY nice BUG.
BigV, since she apparently has problems with jacking the slide on an auto, have you considered a good J-frame .38 Special for your wife instead of the small auto? I carry one quite often simply because I like them. They're light, easy to conceal, and not punishing to shoot, especially with standard pressure ammo. In terms of stopping power, the .380 and .38 Special are roughly comparable.
I have a S&W model 60 that was sent to S&W over 8 weeks ago to have the hammer replaced. My wife likes my Firestar .40, but she thinks it's too heavy for her to carry. Since she is not very well versed in fixing problems encountered with 1911 style pistols, I think she will be better suited with a wheel gun. I hope the model 60 fits the bill. Less problems and when you pull the trigger the gun goes boom!