We took turns with my 9mm pistol. The whole way there, she complained about how boring it would be, why do we have to go, etc. We got there, I reviewed basic safety rules, showed her how to load the mag, and fire it. We took turns, probably shot about 80 rounds total. I didnt think the recoil was too bad, but shes 4'10, 110 lbs and she said it was "pretty hard". Afterwards, she couldnt wait to go again, and was excited about it. Getting someone into shooting FTW!