Took my granddaughter shooting the other day. She is 30yrs old but about 5' tall, quite petite. I had a number of handguns that day she was shooting from .22lr to my .44 mag. I was a bit reluctant to let her shoot the .44, but she has shot some, mostly 9mm pistols with her ex-husband. I had two loads of .44 with me, one a powder puff level load and the other pretty much max load. I let her shoot a cylinder of the low powered loads and she had no problems. Held the revolver solidly and she handled the recoil quite well. I loaded up the gun with the heavy loads and warned her to concentrate on her hold and keep her elbows straight. She fired the 6 rounds and did really well. She wasn't intimidated at all by the recoil or report of the shot. Her accuracy was quite good considering she hasn't done a lot of shooting. Maybe she can give the girly-men a bit of instruction. Proud grandpa!