Well I went to the range the other day and a friend showed up. He had in tow with him a new guy, who was abouit 55 years old and wanted to buy his first pistol. Mr new guy said he was not interested in shooting as a hobby just wanted a gun. So I let him shoot my custom 1911 and my Glock. Unfortunately I did not have my P 99 with me. I recommended he the P 99 since he was new to pistols and I thought he would be a relatively safe pistol for him. However, I could find anyone selling the P 99. So I recommended a revolver.