Well, everyone is going to have an opinion. Here's mine for what it's worth: no single shot shotgun. She isn't going to be able to reload quickly of she needs to. Double barrel maybe. But I would just sell the Glock (when I bought my Glocks, they were around $450-500). I'd get her a nice little .38 wheelgun and teach her to cock the hammer for each shot... so the trigger pull isn't too tough. You'll have to get her out and shoot it though. I have similar scenarios in my family now... people with absolutely NO experience with guns suddenly wanting one. Kind of nerve wracking LOL. If you can keep her from blowing her own foot off, you're doing good.Got my liittle .22 mouse gun in my pocket which it lives. Question: An old surrogate Daddy type pal passed a few days about leaving a widow in poor health and dont get around very good. She is worried about bad guys attacking her but dont know anything about guns. The pal has a big Glock whichever one that is..unknorwn caiblre but suspect .40 or 9mm and she cant work the slide...and asked me to try to help her get a smaller pistol and perhaps sell the Glock to pay for the new gun and wants me to teach er how to shoot it..yikes. Anybody know how much one of those things is worth? Was thinking maybe suggesting she get a six shooter and impled maybe a little NAA wihich I carry around the house and the wife carries to the store etc. Anybody got theories? I had planned to try to fix her up with a single barrell shot gun..preferably .20 gauge and loaded with birdshot...sicne I spent quite a while trying to convince scared housewifes that was ideal for home defense for dummies who dont know anything about guns...was gonna take my .12 single shot over there but my wife went bersrek ssaying she couldnt handle it etc. Thaniks.