Our local ranges have "lady's nights" which I would recommend. She can try out various different guns and get someone outside her circle of friends to teach her. She'll make up her own mind whether a gun is right for her and which one.
I'd go along with the revolver recommendation though from my experience with ladies.
Mentally is she ready to own a gun? When I went through my CWP class there was a lady who had obviously been through a traumatic event. We could tell by her questions and handling of her firearm. Even though she passed the requirements of the course her application was rejected by the instructor.
I wish your friend the best with her recovery.
Last edited by Crazy KD; 07-02-2011 at 08:16..