Needing some help here guys. Normally I don't have many questions about guns, but I am one of those guys that "bigger is better" has always been my philosophy with guns lol (as some of you may know by my next purchase being a 500 s&w). Now on to the problem. My mom has arthritis in her hands, and she needs something she can use for plinking and home defense. Right now she has a Ruger sp101 in 38/357. She complains every time she shoots it, and her hands tend to swell up on her with extended use. She did try my dads Walther pk380 and she liked that more. So I am thinking something in a semi auto (hoping the slide will absorb some recoil) with a smaller caliber. The walther is my dads ccw so it doesn't get left home a lot. Any ideas would be great. My dad keeps looking for .22lr semi autos, and I am trying like hell to keep him away from them lol. Mostly because the .22 isn't much of a round, though better than nothing. But I haven't seen many .22 semi auto pistols that are very reliable. Although I blame most of that on the crappy quality control of .22 ammo.