I guess I am just a fan of guns marketed towards women. This STI Elektra came with rather gaudy pink pearlite grips…which lasted until Kevin Manley of KD Holsters made thin, classy burlwood replacements.
The rest of that pistol was perfect. Tirzah is 5’2″ and has tiny hands — Eletra fits her just fine. And we can actually afford to plink with 9mm. The frame is all steel, so the recoil is very moderate. Accuracy has been excellent.
Carrying it was pretty comfortable as well. For a short person, the length of the trip is a consideration — too long of a grip would have poked her in the ribs.
The holster was also made by Kevin. It can be used inside waistband or on the belt — in this case, the thin belt required IWB use.