My dad is taking the plunge!
Well fellas, my father (who used to call me paranoid) has finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a HD firearm for himself and my stepmom.
He bought a Springfield XDM .40 -- AND he's buying one of those fancy fingerprint-reading safes to keep by the bed.
I am proud of him, but he won't take my advice on other subjects. I guess it's just the "I'm dad and I know better even if I don't" scenario, which I completely understand. I'm trying to push him gently into taking a self-defense course, or even do some research on gun safety, self defense, etc.
He's a smart guy (obviously, he managed to raise me and my two sisters :yup:) and he has good logic and common sense, and I'm sure he'll be just fine. I'm just all antsy to get him more knowledgable because for the longest time he made fun of me for having guns for anything other than hunting. He still thinks hollowpoints are for BG's, doesn't hold the weapon properly, thinks that HD scenarios only happen in the bedroom, thinks carrying is for criminals and police only, and thinks "shoot him in the leg" is a good idea.
I'll try to get him to come shooting with me some time :) but in the mean time, my question for you guys is this: Should I even bother trying to get him to better understand the responsibilities, defensive aspects, proper handling (all that stuff, etc), or should I just be the un-annoying son and let him figure that stuff out on his own? I love him to death and I want him to be as prepared as possible, but I don't know if he'll listen to me.