I finally got my wife out for her first time shooting a handgun. I told her about keeping her finger out of the trigger guard until ready to fire and treating the gun as if it is always loaded and ready to fire (having the muzzle pointed always in safe direction). I started her out shooting 2-10 round mags through a borrowed Colt Woodsman .22, then it was 2 mags through the G17 and 2 mags (with a mag extension) through the G26. She was nervous at first...especially the first round out of the G17, but when she found the grip she liked (both thumbs forward), she enjoyed herself. She liked shooting the G26 better than the G17, and she actually shot the 9's better than the .22. The targets I posted are from the 9mm's at about 5 yards.
I also had her try racking the slide on the G17, and she did fine with the 'hold the slide and push the gun' technique.
She did say that she now wants a pink (or purple/turquoise) .22 pistol. Yes, I had me a look online...and have read good things about the Ruger SR22, and it's available in a purple framed TALO edition. I want to get my oldest daughter (6 yrs. old) out shooting, and I know she would love to shoot that purple SR22. But I just recently bought the G26, so it's gonna be awhile before I can buy another pistol.
She had said in the past that she wasn't interested in carrying, but after her first time out shooting, she has shown some small interest. We'll see about that later.
I think she did very good for her first time shooting pistols, and I'm proud of her.