Asked for suggestions, and this is what I ended up with. XD(m) 3.8 Compact. And I ended up going with a 9mm even though I said I wanted .40 or .45. Cheaper to shoot, holds 13+1 and 19 in the spare mag. Plus, it will be easier for my wife to shoot it. Had to get the zombie ammo for it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!