The BAR is quite possibly one of the highest pinnacles of gun manufacturer.
It's on my short list of must have rifles for my collection.
Your wife shouldn't have any issues shooting one, if the opportunity arises. They're a pleasure to shoot and will always put a smile on the shooters face.
I've actually considered selling my guns off until I have enough money collected to buy my BAR, then start rebuilding my collection from there.
My wife thinks I'm crazy, but that's what a good gun collection can do to a person.