My middle daughter, 14 with a Ruger Mark II in hand. My first pistol. And tonight, my first opportunity to teach her to shoot. We had a great time, blasting through about a hundred rounds. She's good! Quick learner...had a great time. We covered safety, good form, quarterbacking, and finally target aquisition. Funny thing though, at the end I reserved a new target for her final 10 rounds as a keepsake. She passed....but she did take a target, the one we shot up together. The difference between boys and girls. At 14 I would have taken the one I shot and talked about how my dad took me and taught me and look what I did. Not for her...she just cared that we did it together.