If SHE has small hands and can't reach the trigger properly or operate the slide or controls comfortably; recoil is a far distant concern. JMOWhy are they always small?
Small guns usually suck to shoot and have lots of snap.
Their purpose is for different degrees of concealability not typically for small people.
It can really turn off a new shooter. Especially a female.
A full sized beretta or glock or p226 is a excellent firearm for women shooters.