Just picked up a new Ruger SR22 for the little lady yesterday. I have an H&R 9 shot .22 LR revolver for something easy to shoot and easy to operate. I thought the semi-auto would have a little less kick. I've never fired either one (yet), so I don't even know if there'll be a big difference from revolver-vs.-pistol kick. She has some physical issues that require special needs when it comes to handgun operation. Have high velocity hollow points for it.