Last year I tried to get my daughter's mother into shooting, but she was scared. I think I could have chose different calibers and pistols, I started her out with my Colt series 80 government in 45 and my Glock 22 in 40 S&W, she almost dropped them. She asked me if I had something smaller and quieter, and I do not. My silver lining is that I am going get a 9 mm sig 226(and a suppressor for my one my 45s). I'm leaning towards the sig 226 combat or navy in 9 mm.