A lot of women dont like operating a slide but my wife does not like double action triggers. She is happier with an SA auto than a DA revolver or auto. She always cocked the hammer on the revolvers. She liked my G19 but it was too big in the grip so I ended up getting her a Ruger SR9c. The grip is smaller and the trigger is lighter than the G19. She can load the 10 rnd mags but has a lot of trouble with higher cap mags. She has learned to operate the slide. Her favorite pistol to shoot is my Sig Trailside 22lr which is great for cheap practice.