Looking for recommendations for my wife. We just took a ccw class and shot shot the middle out of a target with a 22 but really struggled with my 40
I have this exact gun as well and really like it. I alternate between this and a .38 that I inherited from my dad. What I carry honestly depends on my outfit. I carry the 9mm on me. I put the .38 in a handbag.My wife carries a Springfield Armory XD full size in 9mm. She really likes it.
As an aside, after showing my wife the video on racking the slide posted by Miss Kitty ( http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/bustles-bows-bullets/86851-racking-slide.html ), it has become a non-issue for her, even with my 1911 which she used to struggle with.The Walther PK 380 is a locked-breech design. It should be both easier to rack the slide and have less felt recoil than the blow-back PPK/S.