Hey everyone, I hope I can get a little advice. My wife decided she wants a pistol at home since I'm working a lot of night shifts now. She has never had any interest in a gun until someone was knocking on the door at 1am last week and she panicked because she was home alone. I want something simple and reliable for her, as she is a newbie to firearms, so im most definitely going to go with a Glock. Plus, i get a nice LEO discount on Glock at the local shop. The problem is i dont know which model/caliber to go with. I currently carry a Glock 23 on duty, which she has shot once. She managed the recoil of the 40 ok but she said it felt a little big in her hand. I did have the medium back strap on it. She picked up a 27 at the shop the other day and said she didn't really like her pinky hanging off the grip. She never shot the subcompact though. So now were a little torn between the compact and subcompact. Also, should we go with the 9mm or the 40? She didn't complain about the 23's recoil but she never shot any other handguns so she has nothing to compare it to. I'd like to go with a 23 or 27 because I already have plenty of ammo and mags for the 40. (plus i wouldnt mind carrying the 27 off duty myself lol) Do you guys think the recoil is too much with the 27 for a woman? She's not weak but just doesn't have a lot of shooting experience. I'm not against a 9mm for her, I just don't know if there is that much difference in recoil that she would actually benefit from the smaller caliber. So the bottom line is the decision is down the the 26, 27, 19, and 23. Keep in mind she has no intentions of carrying the gun, just keeping it at home for SD. She's basically leaving it up to me as she has no idea what is better for her. I appreciate any advice. Thanks!