We have a new plinker. I took my 8 yo daughter to a gun show over the weekend. She enjoyed the show - wanted a pink .22 Crickett. Mom vetoed the idea. After the gun show we went home and packed up for the range. She practiced with the Red Ryder BB gun (she had fired it previously) and we reviewed gun safety rules. Next, she graduated to the .22 rifle which she really enjoyed. She fired a few shots from the 995 but had difficulty pulling the trigger. I held my Glock 19, she fired one shot and promptly announced that she did not like it (she didn't like the recoil). We will try a .22 pistol next time. She returned to the .22 rifle for the balance of the afternoon. The range was not crowded and this afforded us the opportunity to check our targets/discuss gun safety/shoot on a leisurely basis. Good Father/Daughter time. Now we're working on Mom for a youth .22!