Well... back in the day, I met up with a girl who took the offer to shoot mine to see if she wanted to purchase one for herself. Two NRA instructors happened to be at the same range and inserted themselves into the conversation (UNinvited) and basically told her and I (and her husband) that 1911s were too difficult for women and revolvers were "Idiot proof" so all women would be better off with them. I didn't doctor that conversation summary up... that is exactly what they said. Then they continued to converse with each other about how much they were in agreement with each other (regarding the "idiot-proof-ness" of revolvers as pertains to women).
Now, I was standing there ARMED. 1911 ON. MY. HIP. And they were standing there, in essence calling me stupid. (Did I mention I was ARMED?) Who was the stupid one?
Exactly the point I wasnt trying to make about a revolver for her! I know me, and when I become interseted in something I go HAM! I stick with it for years, I read I reaserch I play. My wife is somewhat the opposite. Right now she wants to own a gun, and that fine, I want her to be safe, but I know she is not going to be like me as far as practicing, upkeep, and so on. So in my mind (new to the world of handguns) I thought the revolver would be better.
This is not to say that her, being a woman, had nothing to do with it, but I looked at it with the idea that if the SHTF, I want her to be able to kick said S#%$ as quick and easy as possible and bring herself home.
Ive since learned the error of my ways, thanks to you fine folks, but I can see why people think that way sometimes.