Well, my wife is interested in the Model 317 .22lr for a "quick and easy, better than nothing" purse or pocket gun. She fully understands what a .22lr can and can't do, and just like how I carry my scandium revolver, it's the same reason she wants this gun- very light, and since she can't handle the recoil on an aluminum .38, figures this would fit the bill as the "better than nothing" gun. That being said, has anyone fired the 317, and if so, how's the felt recoil and handling of the gun? I'm sure most men wouldn't object, but what about a 90lb woman with small hands? Does anyone have one of these for their wife? I know it would be a nice little trail gun also. Just looking for opinions on this gun before I drop $500 on one... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!