“Ladies in beginer classes”
For a first time shooter learning sight control is much easier with a single action semi auto, really it’s not even debatable. I use my Ruger MKII to teach any one new to shooting. After they have mastered the use of sights (and all safety issues), moving to a DA gun is fine. A lot of semiauto have sucky first shot DA triggers but after that in SA they are easier to fire. My Browning BDA double action is almost as good as my S&Ws.