easing a newbie into shooting can be done many ways. With my younger sister who is 18 now I know I can be kind of a ***** to get her past the fear.
She shoots my 30-06, AR, and 12 guage comfortably because of this. Full power reloads in the 06 and slugs in the 12 guage worked wonders. Scope eye and a bruised shoulder made her learn to hold and shoot both guns correctly. She loves my AR, especially with a full 30rd magazine to go through. Not all girls are fragile and delicate regarless of how they act