Great questions.I have two questions?
How familiar is she with semiautomatic pistols?
Why not a revolver?
She is totally unfamiliar with firearms. Period. Not semiauto pistols or revolvers -- but she has a CCW permit in her state (don't ask!).
Trust me. I gave her the get educated, try before you buy at a gun shop or range, get training, get a proper holster, etc. talks. Hey, she's 62 y.o. though. She knows.
She is one of these new woke wannabe gun buyers ... think the St. Louis McCloskeys, but not millionaires! But I love her.