I think this topic has been around since the beginning of time. LOL Or at least, since semi's have been in production. We train people, ladies and men, that the gun is nothing but a tool. The mind is the true weapon. More training in self defense tactics and mindset will overcome any tool that you will use. Some women will prefer revolvers, others semi's. the key is for them to feel comfortable with the gun in their hand and the ability to use it under stress.