Ok, I have a friend who I've allowed to shoot my .22 pistol before. He's an OK shot with a long gun, but doesn't have the skills for a pistol. He's MOSTLY in a pie plate @ 10 yds, but he's just not mastered it yet. He shoots low and left, but he's also normally left handed. I told him he should just shoot lefty, and see how he does, but he seems to prefer shooting righty. Now because he can't even come close to me in accuracy, he doesn't see that ANYBODY needs to shoot a handgun. So, now he wants to shoot the XD 45 (4" compact). I told him he can't shoot it until he opens his mind about handguns. The really sad part is, I'm NOT that good of a shot with a handgun. I'm OK at best, hitting a pie plate @ 15 yds. In fact, I'm BETTER with a bow and arrow!!!!! I'm getting better, but I need practice. Now the question is, should I let said friend shoot, or tell him to STFU and acknowledge handguns can be useful in the right (pardon the pun) hands. I think with some instruction, he'd come around. The other question is whether I should try to get him to shoot righty, or lefty? I think he'd be better lefty, but I dunno. He's almost ambidextrous.