Wife's first time at the range
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March 13th, 2010 10:36 AM
March 13th, 2010 10:51 AM
It's a great start
I remember my first trip to the range, 36 years ago, and the fun I had. Keep encouraging her, and let her enjoy herself. Go easy on the instructions(except the safety rules) and let her go at her own pace.
Given time, who knows, she may be the one asking you to go soon.
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March 13th, 2010 11:26 AM
March 13th, 2010 11:39 AM
Keep up the good work.
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March 13th, 2010 04:49 PM
Congratulations on getting your wife and daughter both involved. Hats off to you!
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March 13th, 2010 06:06 PM
Might not be long, I'm far from a great shot!
Originally Posted by retsupt99
My daughter was trying to shoot around the bullseye, like a cut on the dotted line kind of thing. She had neatly circled the bullseye and it was just barely hanging on in one spot. She's a very good shot, especially considering her gun of choice is an 80 year old antique.
-- Luck favors the well prepared.
March 13th, 2010 06:08 PM
Good for you sir.
Shooting is a good hobby that your daughter could enjoy for the next 70 years.
March 13th, 2010 07:35 PM
That's hopeful for you. My wife was pretty anti when we got married (15 years ago). I didn't apply pressure just constant safe use and after all the kids (2 boys and lastly my 10 year older [at the time] daughter began to shoot she tried it. In the last year my wife has taken the NRA pistol course and now she has an appt. at the DOA for March 23 to get her permit.
I would have never thought his day would come. Congratulations on slowly introducing her. The Home invasions in the 'hood will take an effect too. She is a mama bear after all and you aren't always around.
March 13th, 2010 07:55 PM
congrats on the new possible convert! my sister is coming down from NJ in June so I'm going to see if i can get her out on the range :-d
March 14th, 2010 12:07 PM
March 14th, 2010 02:01 PM
My wife was not "anti" when we got married, but just had never been around guns, and never fired one.
First she fairly quickly came around to the idea of me having guns in the home, especially after a couple local break-ins. Then she started working as a prosecutor (for ~2yrs now) and saw that a lot her co-workers had their permits and the local Sheriff's office puts on classes for free for them. So then she got her permit.
Then she got her own compact 9mm that she shoots pretty well and keeps in her nightstand while at home.
Then I got my first AR about 2 weeks ago and wasn't totally sure what her reaction would be, but she thought it looked "cool" :)
And then last night I got home a little late from a jam session with a few friends and I find her asleep on the couch with her 9mm on the coffee table right in front of her. I was pretty proud. :)
Haha... only bad part is now she is pregnant (our first) so it will be a while before I can take her shooting with me.
March 14th, 2010 02:26 PM
March 14th, 2010 04:09 PM
Very good news, AzB.
I always tell girls, that if they'd just try it, I know they'd enjoy it.
Shooting is very empowering. It gives women a sense of confidence.
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