When we moved to SC 6 1/2 years ago my wife and I took the course here and she had never even fired a gun. I brought my Glock 17 and the instructor advised us that that was probably too much gun for my wife since she hadn't shot before. He generously offered his Glock that had a .22 conversion on it for her. I don't remember the distance, but I don't even think it was 7 yards - it seemed really close. He had us put 50 rounds in the target and a certain percentage had to be within the silhouette. We did fire strong and weak hand, slow and rapid, and drawing from our holster. It was super easy so don't worry.