I've been thinking about getting a home defense shotgun for my wife. She has said she would like something to keep around for protection when I'm not at home.
I'm 6'4", and she's barely over 5 feet so pretty much everything I have is not sized correctly for her. The only handgun I have that she likes is an old beat up Ruger Mark 1. All the others are too big for her hands and she doesn't have sufficient hand strength to work the slide on most of the autos, even when she uses the proper technique. That's not a problem with revolvers, but then she can't really pull the trigger on my SP101 without pulling back the hammer and going to single action mode first. I do have a couple of shotguns, but the 12 gauge Wingmaster is way too long for her and the Saiga 12 probably isn't a good choice either.
So I'm thinking something in a 20 gauge youth model might be the way to go. Probably an 870 or Mossberg 500, or one of the many clones out there. Any suggestions? Also, it is very important that there be pink furniture available for it. Any gun that she gets has to be pink.