Originally Posted by Bill DeShivs
Get her a 4" K frame S&W, have an action job done, and load it with factory 148 gr. target wadcutter ammunition. +P is not necessary at all.
Ditto Bill. The last thing a 69 year old lady needs is a gun that shes has too remember to: rack the slide, remember where the safety is, and make sure she loaded the magazine.
The revolver is simple to see if it is loaded. No safeties and no jamming. Just pull the trigger. The target wadcutter ammunition will get the job done. Most situations are 7 yds or closer. And my opinion is, if you can't take your attacker out in three rounds it won't matter anyway. She would most likely not survive.