Best 9mm Pistol for a FEMALE?
Hi, how are you? I am a female in my 20s and looking to purchase my first pistol. There are times with my job that I need to drive through neighborhoods that arent 'ideal' and therefore would like to buy a pistol for protection. I have gone shooting with my brothers a handful of times and also plan to take lessons once I purchase, but was hoping you could help give me some ideas as to which one(s) I should be looking at. I am slim and slightly taller than the average woman and I have slightly longer than average fingers for a female too -- though I am not a strong girl at all. I will likely carry the gun in my glove-compartment or some place else in my car when I go through those areas, but also (with a permit) may carry in my purse...so I would need something that is a bit on the light side, and a smaller barrel, but something easy to shoot and it must be reliable.
Can anyone help a girl who is new to buying a pistol with some idea(s) of which pistol(s) I should look to buy -- again, for a female please. I very much appreciate your help.
Thank you for your time!