Everyone talks about racking the slide.
If I was keeping a semi auto pistol for home defense around children it would be in a biometric safe.
If it were in a biometric safe it would be stored with a round in the chamber.
An HK P30-L would make a great gun for someone with small hands, which is why I have one in the first place, but it is not an inexpensive gun.
In the 12,000 rounds that have gone through my P30-L I have had only 1 faire to feed and that was due to a Glocked reload.
Yes clearance drills are important but so is reliability.
I also see no reason why not to go with a revolver for someone who does not want to do extensive training with a handgun.
Not everybody wants to spend time doing malfunction drills instead of learning basic shooting fundamentals.