Yesterday took the wife out to the shooting range. She absolutely loves shooting the Thunder .380. I was a little surprized how she could handle and shoot this gun. I bought this gun for her birthday on Jan 17. We took it apart, cleaned & lubed it and went over all the features before going to the range. When we got to the range she felt very comfortable handling and shooting. This was her first hand gun and wanted to make sure it was a pleasent expierence from day one. I may have created a shooting monster though. All she talks about is shooting her gun, finding best price for ammo etc,etc. We were also surprised the amount of women at the outdoor range. More than I have ever seen.