Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1
Knowledge and exposure can be powerful tools.
If you find that you enjoy shooting in the process of getting your own training, then you may find it helpful to take your wife. Make sure she wears double ear protection - ear plugs PLUS a headset.
The noise at the range could be a deterrant, so you want her as comfortable as possible. If you invite her to shoot, make sure she starts with a .22 caliber revolver, something that is realtively quiet and won't jerk in her hand and startle her.
Find a friend who is knowledgable and who has some credibility with your wife, and let him/her help you through the decisions.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.