Van sensei: More advice and guidance please.
My wife is going to work with me to become a safe gun handler and a better shot, but she is not interested in dealing with a large caliber pistol such as the Glock 21 or my hard recoiling Ti. However, the .22 revolver we have suits her just fine.
Now, over the past few months of research and training, I have found the common belief that anything less than .38 is a waste of time. However, in Mas Ayoob's book, he dedicates a chapter to women and handguns, and makes an exception to the above and states that a .22 hollowpoint, if aimed properly, is not a bad weapon!
What do you think? The book is a bit dated, and a feminist would probably call the specific chapter in mind sexist, but some women are not meant to carry a large bore weapon. My wife enjoys 'plinking' and is a good shot. She just does not enjoy the 'pleasure' of a heavy recoil as I do.
My .22 is the Ruger Single Six Stainless. Nice and accurate, but not a good carry gun or self defense gun as I have learned. There are many .22 handguns available but we wish to stay with a revolver. S&W has Airweght varieties, as does Taurus. Suggestions?