No problem HM
I don't think so but maybe a little scary at first if not expecting it
I am a small framed guy I am only 115#'s so I think most women will be OK especially if they have shot handguns before
it has an odd kick & so does the Kel-tec
Like I said it seems to kick more sidways then straight back (or it just could be my shooting style but I do think it is more of the gun Compact very light weight & very short barrel
& I would NOT get it without the laser sights
low priced gun so the gun sights are not the greatest (FIXED)
but Like I said it is a great pocket, pocketbook or ankle gun
you could look at the LC380 little bigger may have better control but no laser sight have not shot one of these yet but based on the LC9
for that matter check out the LC9 suggested retail w/ the lasermax $529
& you get more rounds
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