Perhaps some of you can find encouragement in this. A year ago when I told my spouse that I was going to buy my first pistol she was not happy. She had a longstanding fear & dislike of guns in general, and one in her house just wasn't happening. I stood firm, however, and bought it anyway. As my involvement in shooting has grown, she has remained largely silent, but a little resentful.
A couple of months ago the ice began to thaw, and she began asking questions and even expressed interest in learning to shoot. Well, today we made our first trip to Magnolia. She had only shot once, a 12 ga. 25 years ago. That left a very unpleasant memory. I was a little smarter than the moron that handed her a shotgun. She put about 100 rounds through my S & W 2206. Those .22 LR's don't even budge it's 39 oz. all steel frame.
She LOVED IT! She met Captain-03, SubGunFan, EZGO, and Suberjc. She said they were nice. Now she wants to go back...tomorrow if possible. Wants to know if we can take a "picnic" next time. So the moral is...be patient, let them initiate it, and start them out on the right gun.
As to the photo, we definitely need to work on her technique. But she got over her fear, so today was a success.