My wife shied away from autos for a long time. I think it was because there was just a lot more going on than with her Smith 60 and my Smith 686, both of which she shot very well. Then I got an FNS-40. We were at the range and she surprised me by asking to try it. I was a little leery because of the 40's kick, but turned out she loved it! She shoots it great and now we may have to make a trip to the LGS.