Full-power 357Mag recoil in revolvers is usually quite substantial. I tend to shoot 38Spl in mine unless carrying them, which I do very seldom. The Coonan, on the other hand, gives some muzzle flip but very minimal felt recoil. Shooting a box or two of full-power loads isn’t difficult, even though the absence of the cylinder gap gives its bullets slightly higher velocity than revolvers. It’s also extremely accurate. I carry mine from time to time. It gains about 300fps for the same bullet weight over 9mm Luger.
As you can see, a 5’1″ girl of 15 can control is without much difficulty.