I have several long guns and am ready to buy a pistol. I would like something for home defense as well as just something to shoot. I have shot mainly wheelguns but am looking for a semi auto. I am partial to the 1911 style for myself, but I would like something my wife can shoot as well. She is 5'4" with small hands so the thick handled 1911 might be out of the question...(maybe this meens two handguns?) I would like something in a large caliber myself, but am willing to take suggestions for her. Somehow I feel that a 1911 with ball ammo might push her away from the idea. Any suggestions?