My daughter got first pick when I bought the 22/45 and the stainless Mark II. We went out back and she tried them out. She picked the 22/45. My wife decided that the stainless was ok (she didn't like the heavy barrel on the 22/45 anyway), but she really wanted one like we used to have with the short 4 5/8" barrel. So now she wants to try out the Mark I that I just got this weekend. I'm betting that she will like it best. The grips on it feel good, at least to me. And the shorter barrel will be easier for her to hold level.