I purchased the Remington RM380 last year for my amazingly gorgeous Baby Momma, Mrs. Bunny, and thus far she's managed to stop two rattlers dead in their tracks and she faithfully practices with it weekly. The RM380's micro, diminutive size perfectly fits the hand of an average American woman and it's chambered in a cartridge that's powerful enough to stop an assailant, but its felt recoil is more than manageable.
Remington hit a home run by combining unfailing function with unrivaled accuracy in a pistol frame that's the epitome of an every day carry sidearm. This RM380 isn't messing around, either, and it's not made from cheap imported plastic like others. Its full metal construction features a fully functional slide stop, a long, smooth, light DOA trigger, an ambidextrous magazine release, 6 + 1 capacity, an optimized grip handle and just enough checkering to bedazzle it.
Furthermore, let's assume you ante up and do, in fact, purchase her this RM380. The best thing you can then do for her, is to regularly take her shooting. Quality time at the range is essential and that's the only way she's ever going to get acclimated to her new pistol, its function, purpose and potential role in her everyday life. We all want to protect our moms, wives and girlfriends, however the reality of the situation is that we can't always be there for them. And that's why it's so imperative that we give them the proper tools and know-how for what could potentially be the fight of their lives.
Well, happy Mother's Day to all the amazing ladies making babies (excluding my witch mother-in-law and sister-in-laws) and I'd like to finish this off with something I once heard. "God can't be everywhere and that's why he created mothers." Hell, if that ain't the truth.
Hugs, Handshakes and Happy Mother's Day.