My wife's a traveling nurse who does travel alone, stays in hotels, in multiple states often at night, and all the nurses carry. I bought her a SW 642 Airweight as the most practical for her needs, I put a Hogue grip on it. My question is about ammo, not that there’s much around but .38 specials are about impossible to come by locally. But I did find that Midway had some 110 gr + P Hornady Critical Defense in stock, it was the only ammo they did have in stock. My question concerns recoil and shoot ability in such a lightweight pistol, I’m not really concerned about the terminal ballistics, not that I had a choice here, but she’s certainly not an experienced shooter. Frustrating that the stores are mostly empty.