This is a discussion on Didn't expect this response…. and how to answer/counter it. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pfries It is technically in the adjacent dining room I hope that is oK… Beats the heck out of being left in ...
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Got the solution for the guys when a woman makes that kind of statement about guns and movies.
When the significant other asks or says something like that, ask her if she has ever seen a movie where a man has a meaningful, passionate conversation with a woman about his feelings..... then remind her, "Yeah, like THAT is ever gonna happen in real life!'
She may get the idea or at least a good laugh...... or she may smack you upside the punkin head as we use to say
Fortune Favors the Bold!
If they base it off the movies then everyone knows that bad guys are the worst shots ever. Often shooting over 10 rounds and missing every time! Plus their magazines are usually endless, never having to reload!
Family first, that's why I carry.
My wife is about the same as my friends when it comes to being nervous around guns. The main reason I get from people is about guns going off accidently. I can understand that as many newspaper and TV news stories will say that a gun went off accidentlaly. So much so that although I explan why that cannot happen, I am often not believed due to the shear number of stories claiming that they do. As far as TV and movies go there are numerous examples of people dropping guns that go off or someone who never shot before picking up a full automatic rifle and have it empty the mag. Remember Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. She dropped the sub machine gun which shot all the bad guys as it fell down the steps with no one touching it. The last Mission Impossible had a similiar scene where the female lead was given a machine gun and for some reason she was unable to remove her finger from the trigger once she pressed it and emptied the mag screaming all the time. Many other examples of guns just having a mind of their own.
I have been shooting for 40+ years and taught many how to use a gun and have run into this mindset very often. I think that most people actually believe that guns can just go off by themselves because they are told that in print and visual media and as we know, most people do not do their own research and get their facts from newspapers and TV. :)
That is so he has two bullets in the chamber to get two people with one shot. How else do you explain killing 15 bad guys with a 7 round 1911 and no reload.
Show her Limatunes movies! :-D
Walther P99 AS full size 9mm
Kahr P9 compact 9mm
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“The key is to hit them hard, hit them fast, and hit them repeatedly. The one shot stop is a unit of measurement not a tactical philosophy.” Evan Marshall
What Lima said.
My oft-repeated refrain to beginning shooters (of all genders) is, "Everything you learned about guns from Hollywood is *WRONG*".
The great unwashed masses believe Hollywood is where the center of the universe is located, so sure if the movie stars say its so it has to be true. Only bad guys and cops carry guns........right.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
Move. Shoot. Survive. ― The "Unofficial" Suarez International Doctrine
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection.” ― Thomas Paine
Several years ago when I got back from overseas and started keeping a gun(s) in the house, my wife was very uncomfortable. It has taken years of confidence building, time at the range, and the continued exposure to the news of home invasions, car jackings, etc. for her to change her mind. Now she wants to carry and doesn't like to travel without knowing that we have our Glock in the truck.
Time and education are key.