A few weeks ago I gave a class on guns for six women.Some of them had a little shooting experience, but the majority had none or fired a pistol or rifle several years ago.I think it is very important for women to be in a position to protect themselves. I set up targets at ten yards and we started with 22LR semi-automatic pistols, then 22Magnums, next 380s, and finally 9MM. I believe the best home defense and concealed carry weapon is the one that you can be proficient and comfortable with. If someone can put ten 22LR rounds in a target at ten yards but would be lucky to get one or two 9MM in the target and hates shooting the 9MM, the 22LR pistol or revolver should be his or her weapon of choice. I think the ladies enjoyed the experience and hopefully, they will follow up with lessons and practice.