This .45 really sparked the boys' interest. They had a lot of fun shooting it, and shot it fairly well. In the photo here, you can see the puff of smoke and a spent casing in the air, with the gun still in recoil. The weapon has already chambered the next round.
A day at the range with new shooters can be great fun and it's an excellent opportunity to scrape some of the Hollywood BS out of their heads. Safe and effective shooting and critical thinking skills are high on my list of priorites on a day like this.
PS -- I take things one gun and one shooter at a time, as a general rule. One new shooter is plenty enough to manage. Give them plenty of encouragement, but be quick to correct problems, both verbally and, if necessary, physically. You should be close enough off your new shooter's shoulder to gently but firmly block them if they get excited and begin to turn the gun away from the backstop. If you do your "job" right, they'll get the safety fundamentals ingrained very quickly.