This is a phenomenon that I haven’t figured out. Men like to buy guns for the women in their lives. Ok, that I get. That part I don’t understand is they either get some huge hand cannon that was secretly on their wish list, or they get something so small that it is extremely difficult to handle.
We love you for trying, but PLEASE take us shopping with you. If we are non-shooters, let us go to a First Steps or Basic Pistol Class, get some formal training and a chance to shoot with an instructor, then take us shopping. You might be surprised by the result. With a little patience, we may love it! And, you will have a willing shooting partner for those trips to the range. Giving us something too big or too small often ends up with no interest in shooting it. I really don’t think that was the goal.