When it comes to guns, I have a gaping blindspot regarding training the ladies in firearms-related things: I approach firearms from the military and law enforcement/SWAT perspective. Heading right off into Introduction to Basic Combat Pistol is not what 99% of the ladies are looking for when it comes to learning about guns.
Alas, this isn't the biggest part of the blindspot: I am a male of the species. This doesn't sound like much, until you realize that there are some aspects that I have no practical knowledge of, and will never gain any practical knowledge. This means that it is very difficult for me to honestly answer some questions -- heck, sometimes it's impossible -- regarding guns from the distaff perspective.
For instance, I've never worn an evening dress. I have no earthly clue where one wuld conceal a CCW in a formal dress. I use inside-the-waistband carry a lot. Which works really well for jeans and slacks. I've never had to consider IWB carry in a sundress. Purses? Umm -- don't they usually hold some stuff...forget it.
Female physiology? I appreciate it, but from a very male viewpoint. I've never had to deal with the hips-bigger-than-waist issue-- which means the world when it comes to hip carry of a handgun.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is a whole world out there, of which I -- and a lot of other hairy-chested males -- have no practical experience with.
Fortunately, my friend Kathy Jackson has a new web-site, The Cornered Cat , which is dedicated to women and the shooting sports.
If you are on the female side of the species and are interested in firearms for defense or for sport -- or if you have female students -- you can't go wrong by taking a look at her site.