Took the wife to the range yesterday and had her try my G23 Gen3. She hated it. Too much recoil and it was nearly imposible for her to pull the slide back. I rented a .22 cal S&W target pistol and she liked that, but of course that is no defensive weapon. I'm not too familiar with other Glock models but was thinking the G26 may be easier for her - less recoil I'm sure, but don't know about how hard the slide would be to move. Perhaps another Glock model altogether? Any suggestions?