This is a discussion on Help with convincing Hubby? Rifle for 10 year old? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff I'm very impressed with what Mataki's input and think he may have given in too early. I think our culture has ...
I admire your sharing this with your son, I look forward to sharing it with my daughter, who has been expressing a lot of interest lately. Mom is going to take a lot of convincing!
+ 1 on the 10/22, nice rifle and perfect size for your son.
Well the way I see it you are a family, so it should be a democratic vote. 2 to 1, you and your son win by majority :)So, how to get my husband to see the light?
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Thanks, all, for the advice. Guess what? HE'S GOING TO THE RANGE ON SATURDAY!!!!!!
Actually, he's taking the CCW class with my instructors, and got our neighbor's hubby to come along too, AND he'll be using my Sig P239 to qualify with.
But wait, there's more! Our DC-meet-up is there on Saturday as well, so he will be able to meet some more experienced folks who can assure him that owning a gun doesn't make you an inbred hillbilly! Woohoo!!!! Thanks everyone who gave advice and future thanks to all who are coming to shoot on Saturday!
(Will be posting pics for sure)
For the stength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. - R. Kipling
Romans 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].
My wife is from Oklahoma, I'm from Indiana (although I've been gone longer than I lived there). I've spent more than half my 58 years between SC, VA and OK. The first time I met her dad was a Sunday during football season and I let sacrilegious words flow from my lips by saying I'm not a Dallas Cowboy fan. Later that night she ask him what he thought of me. His reply to her was: "I guess he's ok for a damn foreigner!" While he did do some bird hunting and I believe he used to deer hunt, he never had handguns. The first time I took the wife shooting she was hooked. She's not as rabid on guns as I am (she only has 5), but she does have her CC permit. I guess the point is not all us born "Yankee's" are bad.
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Feel free to use me as an example of the effect gun ownership and concealed carry have on individuals if you so desire. Sometimes I take great pleasure in explaining to someone with an accent that indicates that he or she "ain't from around here" and a condescending attitude just who and what I am. In Alabama that is called giving someone their "comeuppance" and it is a lot of fun. I'm sure your husband does not need that, after all he did have the good sense to marry above his station.
Have a great time at the range.
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Explain to your husband that shooting is a sport. An outdoor sport,something that is good for kids, builds character,confidence,discipline etc. have Mr.Bunny take Lil Bunny camping, fishing, shooting etc ( or you can handle the shooting). It builds a good bond between father and son, especially with the teenage years fast approaching, it's good insurance to have Lil Bunny Jr into good clean outdoor sports and activities.
Does Big Bunny have a gun or like to shoot ?
Definately a 10/22 for starters. Its a great .22 and reliable. I have one and have a blast with it (especially with the suppressor ) and never have any issues with it. If you get a Hogue stock for it it lightens it up quite a bit. next time hubby goes to the quickie mart ask him to get you some chew that`ll get him
...trust me, I know what I`m doing..
Well, we went to the range today.
It didn't go nearly as well as I'd hoped. Mr. Bunny was supposed to take his CCH class (which is at the range, but in another area in a classroom) with my neighbor's hubby (she took it with me last month) and Jr. and I were going to shoot all morning. Then, when it was time to qualify, Mr. Bunny was going to do it on my gun...my instructors were kind enough to bring it, plus a Walther P22 and a Ruger 10/22 for Jr.
He didn't make it past the first 3 hours of class. Came down to the range and started...what's the word? Rhymes with "itching," I think...about not being at home so he could work, and how this little trip of ours was costing the family a hefty paycheck because it meant he was out of the office, and how guns weren't his "thing" and he didn't get it, etc.
Bunny Jr., in an attempt to impress his dad, lost his fool head and EVERYTHING we have drilled into him about safety and technique, form, safety, stance, oh and did I mention SAFETY went clear out the window. I finally told him if I EVER saw his finger on the trigger without being right ready to shoot, or if he pointed the gun (loaded or not) anywhere but downrange, that would be the last time he ever even THOUGHT about going shooting. No trips to the range, no hunting, no guns, not even a single BB.
Then the CCH class let out for lunch and the instructors came down to the range while another guy taught the next part of the class. ASSA9 came down, which was cool, I got to meet him. Buny Jr. had straightened up at this point and I did manage to convince Mr. Bunny to shoot one round from my Sig. I think the zombie Osama target was the kicker :) He ended up shooting 4 mags' worth, but said he didn't like it and wasn't very good, he'd just stick with video games.
He did say that it was fun to watch me shoot, and that he likes the fact that I'm decent at it and so he's happy with me being the "gun person" in the house. (Also I'm a better shot than him, but that would change if he'd come out and practice. Duh.)
So...Bunny Jr. has to PROVE that he can get excited but still keep his head and remember the important stuff he was taught. I was prepared to back off the rifle thing for a bit until I saw that he was mature enough to do so, but Mr. Bunny put his foot down and said that based on what he'd seen, no way. I can't say I blame him. Darn it!
But after 11 years of comic book conventions, he at least came out to the range for me today, I'd say that's a huge step. Now he can get back to work and earn money for me to spend some time at Blackwater, right?
And Dr_cmg? I'm with ya...proud to be a redneck as well! :)