Noobie here. I bought my wife an XDM-9 for X-Mas. Her first gun! She has taken the class and got her CC permit (8 years ago). She's still a novice, and hasn't shot much since but recently said she wants to start again. She is having trouble racking the slide. I told her to practice on the couch after the kids go to bed. I don't want her to get discouraged with her new present. Any helpful hints? Are they stiff when they're brand new or should I just tell her it'll get easier with practice?