I’m going to chime in with a full size semi auto in a smaller caliber.
You guys are probably sick of hearing about my daughter, but she is an example of this theory, in use.
My local range has a huge selection of firearms to rent and those who know me here know my daughter had a terrifying episode of random gun violence happen to her.
So I was very careful with her because I didn’t want to start her on a full frame high caliber gun. So I started her on a full size Ruger .22 that I have at home. We started with that and when she realized it wasn’t so bad, we moved up to the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ in .380, then we tried the 9mm version, and she didn’t like it.
The next week we tried rifles and she didn’t like that so we tried her on her mom’s.45 she liked shooting it but not for EDC. So once she decided she liked the S&W M&P Shield EZ in .380 we got her one, got her a safe, a CCL, and a membership with the USCCA.
My daughter is the kind of child every parent wants, she’s brilliant, good, loving, caring, gracious, smart, wicked funny and a dry sarcastic sense of humor. But because of what happened to her on 12/19/18, she was terrified of guns. (Stupid as heck liberal schools don’t help).
But in her case she needed to be built up from the basics. So I gave her the best foundation I could. But you should see her now. The pride and courage that are so easy to see in her. The confidence.
With my daughter
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