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Well actually it was a few days ago, she mentioned that she wanted to learn to shoot. She actually did one night of shooting back twenty years ago when she was getting her criminal justice degree. She decided not to go into that field however so she hasn't shot a gun since.
We have been married for 6 months, and had no problem with me carrying. My EDC is the snub nose 38 we found when we cleaned out her dad's house after he passed away. I "bought" it from the estate for a pack of shingles and 12 hours roof repair on the house. (I would have done the repairs for her anyways.)
I don't know if she will be getting a CPL, but at least I will feel better knowing she knows how to safely handle the gun if she needs to.
Hopefully the weather will be nice enough Saturday so we can go shoot on my mothers back woodlot. I'll start the wife out on my mothers 22 revolver.
 

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Great, it's a start... Even if she doesn't want her CPL, right now, you two can enjoy a hobby together....Once she starts, she'll probably want her CPL...
 

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Great News Ted, and Mrs Ted too.:smile:
If she is anything like me, watch out, you'll have a standing date to go shooting every weekend:smile:
If she enjoys it I hope she does consider getting a CPL as well.
She may not carry everyday, everywhere, but for the times you aren't with her, she will have a way of defending herself, staying safe and coming home everyday.
 

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That is a step in the right direction!
 

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Sounds like good times! Seems you got a plan! Hope you guys have a good time. I'm sure she'll want to go shooting more often too!
 

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Have fun, KISS (do I need to splain the acronym?)
 

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My wife has implied that she would be willing to learn to shoot as well.

There was a break in in a home one neighborhood down from us( the wife and kids were the only ones home, they ran and are ok), police were parked down our street watching things that night.

She wants to know she could protect herself if I was gone, sounds like we are in kind of the same boat! ( we have been married for 4 1/2 months)
 

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Congrats! My g/f has only been a few times, but seems to like it... Btw, does anyone have any tips for teaching a lady how to load a magazine? She tries and tries and only manages 7 or 8 out of 16 rounds in the magazine before giving up.
 

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Music stores have a finger strengthening tool for guitarists...
You could always try that?
 

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Yeah for the Mrs.! :congrats: Hate to break it to you though, a nice, shiny new gun, while a wonderful present, is still no substitute for jewelry! :rofl:


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Congrats! My g/f has only been a few times, but seems to like it... Btw, does anyone have any tips for teaching a lady how to load a magazine? She tries and tries and only manages 7 or 8 out of 16 rounds in the magazine before giving up.
check out MAGLOADER Pistol Magazine Speed Loader it's a great little gadget and has definitely saved my nails on more then one occasion
 

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22's are great starter guns,I fire thousands of rounds of 22 even today to work on the basics
 

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I agree the .22 is a great starter gun. That is how I got my wife and kids to understand how a firearm works and feels when shooting. Something like the
.22 is easy to control and being able to hit the target will gain their interest a bit more....Good luck & stay safe...
 

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Much agreed in beginning with a .22 or similar caliber. My wife expressed a willingness to shoot again, she had only fired one handgun in her life and that was a .44 magnum that her boss owned at the Pipe Plant she worked at in IL back a few years ago.

Basically, started her out on the function of the weapon before we ever put cartridges in it. Then to the range, started with .22 then to .38spl, 9mm and finally .357 magnum.

She now has her carry permit and loves to shoot, much better than me I'm proud to say.

Take it in small steps and you will find she will love to hit the range and the targets!
 

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Congrats! My g/f has only been a few times, but seems to like it... Btw, does anyone have any tips for teaching a lady how to load a magazine? She tries and tries and only manages 7 or 8 out of 16 rounds in the magazine before giving up.
The only way for her to learn is to do it over and over again. I just bought my girlfriend a Glock 26 a month ago. The magazine springs were very tough at first and she could only get in 5-6/10 rounds. She can now load all ten after practicing loading/unloading and breaking in the magazine springs a bit.
 

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I started my wife out on 10/22, she really enjoyed the 10/22. I would take my handgun with us and fire it, soon she wanted to fire it and she was hooked. She took CHL class before me and carrys all the time. Her carry that she shoot well and has proven dependable is her Kel Tec P3AT loaded with CD ammo. She can and does shoot larger handguns but for carry she really enjoys the Kel Tec.
 

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