The only thing that I can say is, my wife has shot my FNP 9mm, S&W M&P 9L and my Walther P22. She actually did better with my S&W than I did to start with. I bought her a S&W 442 revolver, .38 SPL, and she will shoot it till tomorrow. I will let you know how she does. If she has problems with it, I'll probably buy her a Ruger .380 when they release them again. That might not be an ideal home defense gun though.