My friend's youngest daughter asked me to teach her how to shoot. She's been wanting to learn for a while now, but her mom wouldn't allow it. Well, this summer she turned fourteen and mom finally gave the go ahead. Today was our first trip to the range and boy did she have fun! She loved it. She shot a brand new Walther P-22 that I purchased just for this occasion and a Thompson Center .22 Classic. She done good! Put lottsa little holes in paper. The P-22 performed flawlessly ... she put 200 rounds down the pipe with no malfunctiions at all. I could easily hit 12 gauge shotshells at 25 yards with it. Nice little gun, I think I'll keep it.