There is one common thread I have noticed in all these I want to get a gun for my wife threads. The first thing the husband does is stick a pistol in her hands. Yet for men their first experiences are nothing like what they are expecting from their wife. I had a pellet rifle, a single shot 16 ga, a marlin 60 and a 12 ga Mossberg pump before I got to shoot a handgun more than a few times here and there. I had served in the Marine Corps and qualified with a 1911 before I ever bought a handgun.
I really think novice shooters should start with a 22 rifle and iron sights. They should become proficient with a rifle and iron sights before ever asking the novice to fire a handgun. My wife shot rifles and shotguns for a couple years before she ever tried to fire a pistol. I waited for her to ask me about pistols. I did not push her into anything. Maybe the women in your life would have better experiences if you gave them the training that most teenage males get.
Last edited by John_Deer; 02-06-2013 at 01:38 PM.