Pigeon??? Are you my wife??? Sure sound like her... 5'4", hunts and target shoots? AND has a Ladies Gold?
In all seriousness, I've been on a quest for a woman's gun as well. My wife shoots a 12 gage Citori Sporting Clays model and she can hit pretty well with it, but the recoil and barrel weight always stopped her from shooting a second set of clays. Sometimes she's taken the Citori pheasant hunting but has come to prefer my Franchi 20 gage o/u or her 20 gage 870 skeet barrel.
All things considered I wanted to to get her a 'light' 12 gage, which seemed like an oxymoron. Then I started shooting an Baretta Extrema in place of my Citori Hunting (aka "the Duck Buster") and fell in love with the auto. Couple this with accidentally DROPPING her Citori and cracking the front stock and dinging ip the barrel
and I figured it might be a nice time to find her a new gun. After much trouble I FINALLY located a Ladies Gold and traded in my Citori. I got her a few Midas chokes, some other 'cool toys' and off we went to the range...
The comb seems still too high after using the standard shims, but she is hitting with the thing. I was kind of surprised, but non of the shims seem to have any cast in them either. In any event, before I try and alter the shims further, she's going to shoot it as is for a bit.
The gun was late coming in, so she wasn't able to do any practice with the gun before hitting the clays course. She shot a 25 on both the white and green courses at our local clay place. It's been a million years since she's been able to shoot two rounds due to recoil. The next day we burned 200 birds at the local rifle range and at the end she was zeroing ok, smoking stuff with a modified at 30 yards. She started to smile... then I started to smile... (and plan to "quietly" take her Citori in to repair my boo-boo).
The other thing I was impressed with was that the gun only had about 4 feed jams in 300+ rounds so far. I thought there would be more until the gun got 'broken in', but it apprears to be going ok. I think all but one of the jams were in the first 100 rounds.
So in short, for us anyways, the Ladies Gold was a good choice. It apprears to be quite a bit more than a reduced stock "kiddie gun". A lot more thought went into it, the fore grip is narrower, the pull is like 13.5, the comb is higher, the pistol grip narrower and more radiused I think. All I know is that the gun doesn't fit me worth a c##p, but it fits her ok