So a widow friend of ours wants to get a personal protection handgun. She asked me what she should do. I asked her if she has ever shot before and she said a little 22 rifle years ago. I said "take Joe Nava's womens handgun shooting class!" and then turned to my wife and said, "and you need to go with her!" (I've been trying to get her to practice with her 38 for years but no go). Well, to my surprise they recruited another lady friend of ours who actually just started shooting sporting clays with her husband this past summer. My wife emailed Joe, got the info and told him they would be there for an up coming course. I'm pretty excited about it.
So, if your'e wife is on the edge maybe you can bump her over by getting her involved with other women. You can email Joe Nava here in Fairbanks for more info. The courses are weekend courses at the indoor shooting range, costs a 100 bucks. Here's Joes email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, and then the widow asked me about what kind of a gun to get. I told her if it were me I'd by a hamerless revolver. Maybe a small frame 5 shot Taurus 357 or maybe some other hammerless revolver in a 44 special. But that she first needs to learn some basics and then find the gun that fits HER that SHE will be comfortable with in a high stress life or death situation.