My woman has been fairly anti-gun since I met her 4 years ago. I started carrying 24/7 about 3 months ago and she remains nervous around it when I come home and change and place it on the end table for easy access from the couch (no kids). Despite this, she feels incredibly comforted when we are out and I am carrying knowing that I can attempt to protect us if the need arises.
I have slowly been educating her and I can at least get her to hold it if I hand it to her (unchambered/unloaded) but she still insists she doesn't like it. She finally admitted a while back that she was jealous of her brother growing up because he would never let her play with his BB gun, so she never got to experience that fun.
As one of her Christmas presents, I have decided to get her a BB/pellet gun although I'm thinking an airsoft gun is probably the better way to go, especially since we live in a suburban area. I don't have any personal experience with them though so was hoping I could get some recommendations on a quality built model. I haven't decided yet on pistol or rifle style. She is a gamer so I would imagine once she gets used to holding these and she starts hitting her targets she will have a ball.