I am taking my excellent daughter shooting again this weekend.
She is a tiny little thing and might try a bigger gun this weekend. It is all up to her.
.22LR hand gun and rifles are great for introducing kids to gun safety and the fun of shooting. When I was in elementary school we had a semester of rifle range for gym. Girls and boys. There was a four lane, twenty five yard range in the school basement. It was also the bomb shelter.