Simple request. My 56 year old 4'8" 95 pound wife is willing to start some target shooting at an indoor range. Given her size and likely sensitivity to recoil I want to proceed gently. A friend wisely suggested a S&W .22 revolver but this soon after Christmas is a no go. What I have is a Sig Sauer .380 that is very snappy and downloading it will be hard with respect to cycling the gun, plus the slide is very hard for her to pull. Other option is loading for our .38 Special model 36 ( Chief's Special) Question? What 's the lightest load I can make to minimize recoil and "Bang." I don't reload lead. Have 135 & 158 FMJ as well as copper plated. Could a lighter bullet help? Powders #5, #7, Unique, Bullseye, HP38, Bluedot, Titegroup, Universal, 231, and 2400. Longwinded, any help would be VERY much appreciated. Like most shooters hooking their spouse into shooting is a big win. Thank You!