I bought two Hi Points several years ago, and convinced my wife to come shooting with me. She was hesitant but agreed to go. We shoot at a local range that is located in a conservation area in MO. I took her to the range and gave her the fundamentals, firearm safety; firearm discipline and range safety and discipline. She soaked it all in and when she shot my pistols she shot 90% with the 9mm and 80% with the 40 S&W. It was a little humbling, and an eye opener. I made a mental note not to tick her off. She now has her own guns including a 38 Special I bought her for a BD present and she loves to go shooting. Her biggest problem is deciding which guns to take. I hope your wife gives it a chance, I used the competition of hitting the bullseye and she was hooked.