Brigid has had some great posts on all things shooty and this is more of the same. Read the whole thing. It's excellent and a good primer for those interested in getting into the shooting sports. She pops the small stature/small gun bubble nicely. I've instructed a lot of shooters, both large and petite. Enough to know that we're individuals and one size does not fit all. Take the advice you get from the 'experts' with a large grain of salt and get out there and see what actually fits your hand. Go shooting with a friend and try everything you can get your hands on.
Nicely done as always Brigid.