My wife has started to share my interest in firearms, especially pistols (gotta love her for that!) and wants to begin target shooting at the range. Yes, she will also be taking a firearms safety course. Since she has almost no experience with handguns, having only previously shot a small caliber double action revolver a few times, is the 1911 "too much gun" for her to start with? Considering its size, weight, trigger action, etc..., would she be better off learning with a smaller caliber double action pistol (what some might consider safer) instead of the 1911? Living in NJ (sigh), she will only use it at the range and for home defense, not for CCW.