We then cover the basics of stance, grip, trigger control, sighting, and breathing, and they work with AirSoft guns for awhile, continually demonstrating the ability to handle handguns safely and responsibly. After that, we head to the range, and they get a chance to do some shooting. All students (thus far) find it interesting, most (actually, all but one since I first started this) really enjoyed it, and several students have gotten hooked and eventually got their own handgun.
Lately, two of my students have come out shooting several times, and are interested in perhaps doing some competition shooting (USPSA-style). One in particular has been out shooting 6-or-so times in the last 3-4 weeks.
Bear in mind that she had never shot a handgun before we started a few weeks ago. Here is a little video of some of the things that she can do now...
Not too shabby for a beginner, hmm?