+1 on the P30LS or P30S for your stated goals.
A P30 would be a very good "universal" pistol *IF* it fits your wife's hands -- she has to "test-fit" one at your LGS (and try the different-sized grip panels and backstraps if necessary) before you invest.
On the DA/SA vs. LEM: If you can, try both at the LGS. If you think you *might* want the LEM (V1) but aren't sure (or you don't like LEM), go with the DA/SA V3 -- as I recall, you can convert a DA/SA V3 to LEM V1 while retaining the decocker, but you can't convert a V1 to a V3 because the V1 doesn't have the cut out for the V3 decocker. (My P30LS V3 is currently a V1 LEM with safety and decocker.)
One additional thought on the LEM: depending on her hand strength, your wife might find LEM attractive because it eliminates a long, hard DA pull on the first shot.
All Hk guns are of the highest quality.
After that it's all about personal preference.
Pick whichever calls your name.
And be prepared to buy some more later...
BTW I own a P30 40, SS USPc 40, SS USPc 45, USP Tactical 45 & USP Elite 45
Last edited by Barth; 03-31-2018 at 03:29 PM.
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BTW, I bought the P30 today. I will post pics later.