For what it's worth, my two Granddaughters are here for the weekend. They are 16 and 18. Both first time shooters with a handgun. After some safety training we went out back and shot my GSG .22 semi auto that I use in my class. Then the .22 revolver I use. They put a bunch of rounds through both and enjoyed it immensely. Then we shot the .22 pump. They enjoyed it too. Then I had them shoot the five seveN. They loved it. They both said they would rather shoot it than the .22's.