Originally Posted by BigV
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!
Exactly so, BigV. The S&W 60 is an excellent weapon, though I would stay away from .357s in it if your wife is using it!
You might consider also one of the Smith aluminium alloy snubbies if weight is a concern. I have two Smith 637s fitted with different grips and often carry one or the other. I've found the recoil on these is not substantially different from the steel snubbies, even using the +P ammo for which they are rated. They weigh in at about 16 oz. and with good grips, they perform extremely well. Smith has priced the 637 at the low end of the spectrum, so you can usually pick one up for around $400 new.