Wife is somewhat recoil sensitive. My lightweight .40 is too snappy for her and she doesnt have strong enough hands to rack the slide on most autos. Looking to get her a decent revolver. Looked at a whole bunch of .38s and .357s the other day but didnt get to shoot any. Looks like the airweight models seem to be the cheapest. Lightweight might be good for not having to carry the extra weight. However, Im thinking the heavier models would likely greatly reduce felt recoil. Looking for a hammerless or shrouded model as I dont want a hammer hanging up in her purse if she needs to get it out in a hurry. Also, would I be better off getting a .357 and letting her practice with .38s and just fill it with .357s while she carries? Anybody have something they would recommend?