Originally Posted by 1kcender
Finally got the wife to the range today. Her fear of guns overcome by the years of being around them with her trust in me. So I let her shoot a old crappy sighted 22. And my glock 19 in 9mm. She liked the glock sights better and shot it the most. I let her choose. She is somewhat timid and the recoil was what bothered her most. I let her shoot bench rested and she had good groups at 15 yards. I want her to build confidence in herself and gradually build from there. She wants to take a cc class and told her I will take the class again with her. Would like to hear other ideas on what others have done to introduce there's wives into shooting. She did say she enjoyed the day together shooting so I really want to better the next range day for her. All ideas considered.
I believe you're right by starting her out with the .22 & then let her advance at her own pace.
My wife's problem is not a fear of guns, but a sensitivity to sudden loud noises, even when she knows they are about to happen. We are trying ways to double up on her ear protection.
She is just now starting to take an interest in overcoming it. This has been 4 years in the works! At one time, she wouldn't even go to the range with me & has only started doing that in the last year. She has finally expressed an interest in getting her own .22 pistol. It will be a Bersa which is the same size, approximate weight & identical controls as her .380.
I'm thrilled at her taking an interest, but I know that if I start pressing too hard, she could back away from it. I that were to happen, I'm afraid she'll never do it.