Originally Posted by SoCal Bob
Take her to a Range and let her rent a few to try them out. As to racking the slide, has she tried holding the slide with her left hand and pushing the gun forward with her right hand?
She may find this video interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q8ZRlkdWVc
I like to think thats why he asked, for suggestions to rent.
My hands arent too strong but I can rack my M&P40 fs just fine. Pushing it like this person suggests is an idea as well. The rippling on the rear of the slide gave me something to grip on when id push the frame forward.
Keep in mind a new gun will be a bit stiff. When she brings it home, clean/lube it and rack it a bunch to help loosen it a bit. Bunch of rounds down range should help.