The S&W 442 airweight "hammerless" (dao) is the exact same revolver I got my wife and she LOVES it! The advantage of hammerless is there's NO hammer to get hung up in clothing so if absolutely needed,you can fire from inside pocket or purse without fear of it jamming up-all you would have to worry about is catching the material on fire. The only change I made was to install a wolf spring kit-EXCELLENT 20$ investment!!! With only changes being spring kit,it actually lowered pull weight by 1/2-measured on pull weight gauge. I'm thinking about getting her a set of crimson trace lasergrips. If you do opt for 1 of these excellent S&W J framed guns,and think you'll ever want the lasergrips-buy it that way so you'll save roughly 100$ over buying revolver and grips seperate. Sidenote-I have PLENTY of firearms for her to choose from/fire/try out and she chose that 1.
Originally Posted by Bighead
Smith 442 would be my choice.