Have her take a look at a Ruger LCP... or if she wants more stopping power (and can handle it) an LC9. As for the Taurus... A shootin' buddy of mine has one and it is a nice little gun for an import. Smooth action.
Look @ the S & W Bodyguard comes with the laser. I shot the Taurus nice shooter. Before you get your wife a gun you are on good terms with her right?
There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. Ted Nugent