I've been helping my mom find a handgun for concealed carry... she's never shot handguns at all, so today, after lots of internet shopping and lots of going to the store and handling different weapons, we went and shot a few. She shot my 1911, the HK45 that I rented, a service model XD and a Walther PPS. She really loved the XD. Of course with all her internet reading (including lurking here some) she discovered the XDM and the fact that it might be coming out soon in 9mm... so she handled the XD9 service and the current .40 XDM... she finally decided to put a deposit down on a stainless XDM in 9mm when it comes out... so she'll get the first one that Target Master in Garland get whenever it comes out... lol
She was fairly annoyed at spending $400 and not leaving with a new toy... but she had fun and shot really well for a first timer.