My wife started deer hunting with me several years and is a pretty good shot with her .30.30 . She told me she wanted to start going to the range with me. She is a small woman ,only 5' tall, so I thought an AR 15 would be a good rifle for her. We started looking a few weeks ago and she looked at several ARs. Sat we went to a Gun Store and she saw this Mini 14. She got her hands wraped around it and said this it.