I agree!! While I prefer the .45, the best weapon for ANYONE is the weapon that puts the most lead in center mass. 4 rounds of 9mm will work just as well as 2 rounds of .45 if they hit the target. Plus, 9s and .38s are getting more powerful. Beginners should go to range and rent until they find a weapon that feels like an extension of their hand and can 'drive a nail'.