Went gun shopping with my wife tonight. She's brand new to the shooting thing, plus she has some arthritis in both hands, so we were looking for something in a .22. I figured that would be soft shooting enough for her hands and not quite as scary as a bigger caliber. We narrowed it down to the Ruger SR 22 and the M&P 22. I thought for sure she would go for the Ruger because of it's smaller size. (She has small hands too.) But to my surprise she like the M&P best. So I made her the proud owner of her very first pistol. So how did you get your wife into shooting and to the point where she enjoys it?