I can only parrot what others have advised you. The LCP is a great little CC pistol ... BUT IT IS NOT A FUN GUN TO SHOOT AND THE SLIDE IS NOT THE EASIEST TO RACK. Before you spend your money make arrangements for her to handle the LCP ... or any gun you're thinking of purchasing for her. If racking the slide on the LCP causes her trouble [don't be surprised if it does] have her check out a Walther PK380. The slide is the easiest to rack of any pistol I've ever handled. However, the PK380 is a larger pistol and thus would not conceal as readily as the LCP, but it is a fun gun to shoot.My daughter is a petite 22 year old that likes to shoot. She is really struggling with racking my SR9c and Colt .45 at the range.