Welcome from PA! As for your GF, just give her some time, and don't push to hard, she'll come around, just start by asking her to the range with you, if she sees you having fun, she may want to give it a go.
This is a discussion on Greetings from Tucson within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the Welcome To DefensiveCarry.com category; I'm new to this forum and I'm also a pretty new gun owner in general. I just got my first pistol, a Glock 17, about ...
I'm new to this forum and I'm also a pretty new gun owner in general. I just got my first pistol, a Glock 17, about 5 weeks ago. I've been to the range nearly twice a week since then, and I've already managed to run almost 1000 rounds through my new purchase.
Yesterday, I took the 8-hr. CCW class, and I dropped the application packet into a mailbox today. I've been carrying openly and will continue to until my CCW permit arrives. Heck, even after I've got a permit, I'll probably still carry openly most of the time. In Arizona, wearing shorts, t-shirt, and sandals for 9 months out of the year doesn't leave many places to conceal a firearm (except for the more creative locations, but I'm already running low on space down there). Ahem.
The girlfriend isn't too keen on the whole gun thing, but I'm working on that slowly. I've offered to take her to the range and start her out with a .22 revolver, but she'll have none of it. (Suggestions on how to deal with this would be appreciated if you've got some good ones.)
Other than that, I'm 22 and looking forward to my last year at U of A. I recently moved down by campus, and that's mostly what prompted me to get a gun. Now that I'm getting more into it, though, I realize that I'm concerned about my safety everywhere I go and not just when I'm at home (hence the open/concealed carry).
I'd rather have a gun and not need to use it than need one and not have it.
welcome from nebraska! I'm not sure how to convince your girlfriend, but some of these guys are far more knowledgeable on the subject.
"Wear a gun to someone else's house, you're saying, 'I'll defend this home as if it were my own.' When your guests see you carry a weapon, you're telling them, 'I'll defend you as if you were my own family"
Welcome. I am sure you will enjoy your time here.take care
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