He didn't shoot the PT22 I bought for him to shoot, but he watched and wasn't uncomfortable even with someone shooting .40 cal a few stalls down. The biggest suprise was my wife. I've been training her on .22's. I pulled out my PT145 for my turn and she said let me try. I hesitated but let her. She handled it like a champ, couldn't believe it. She's 5'7" and 102 pounds soaking wet. She proceeds to tell me she dosen't want to shoot the dinky gun anymore???? WOW.