My wife enrolled in an introductory handgun course offered by the Coweta County sheriff's department several years ago. Following conventional wisdom, I gave her a Rossi 5-shot revolver in .38 special to accomplish her range training.
To her (and my) surprise, when the deputy supervising her saw her handgun, he immediately told her to put it away and handed her his 9mm Glock. His rationale was essentially the same as Seeklander's as reflected in the video. He encouraged her to consider the larger semi-auto for her carry weapon.
We ended up at the LGS where she was able to get her hands on both a Glock 26 and an XD-9 sub-compact. The XD just felt better in her hands, and that is what she selected. I have carried an XD-40 service model for years, so her decision made me happy as well.
As an aside, we both appreciated the fine instruction given by the sheriff's department, which included classroom instruction on Georgia law and the use of deadly force, a session in their shoot/don't shoot simulator used in law enforcement training, and the live fire range visit. Kudos to our county for offering such a fine program.
XD-40 service, XD-9sc, member GeorgiaCarry.Org, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, North American Hunting Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation