Every first time shooter I see these days wanders in with some tupperware semi. There are no revolvers, alloy/steel frame guns are also absent.
Ah the power of the media, almost every TV show or movie you see that uses firearms has everyone shooting the latest Autoloader.
I was recently having dinner with my 87 year old Mother, who is quite anti gun, imagine my surprise when she stated that Glocks are the best handguns made
I also believe that the sales staff in most gun stores is to blame, as they push the latest and greatest wounder gun on an uninformed public. I would never recommend an Autoloader for a new shooter. I've been shooting 50+ years now and I still favor the ease of use of the revolver over a Autoloader.