GUN Taking GF to the gun range?

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  1. Biohamhock

    Biohamhock wtb traction

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    Thinking of doing this later today as a surprise for her but I've never been or even shot a gun besides a .22 rifle. I'm sure she would get a kick out of it and it seems like a lot of fun. Any suggestions on this or recommendations on what to shoot? Here is the site I was checking out and the guns they have available to rent. They require buying their ammo also and it looks like they give 50 rounds with the package but that number seems kinda low.


    http://www.dfwgun.com/Gunlist.htm


    http://www.dfwgun.com/FeesMembership.htm
     
  2. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    if neither of you have any experience with pistols, I'd recommend taking one of those intro to shooting classes
     
  3. Biohamhock

    Biohamhock wtb traction

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    That's a good idea but without it and with basic instructions could we go in and pop a few rounds off?
     
  4. Biohamhock

    Biohamhock wtb traction

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    Would a 1911 be a fun choice or should I stick with 9mm the first time?
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    start with a 22 pistol. If she starts small, and learns to enjoy it, you'll get to go with her again. If you start large, she may not like it, and won't want to return.

    My gf specifically told me that if we had shot my 9mm the first time we went instead of my 22, she would have hated it, wouldn't be supportive of my hobby, and would have no desire to go back with me.

    Also, if you've never shot a pistol before, it's a good opportunity to learn to shoot without flinching, which will happen if you're shooting a larger caliber for the first time.
     
  6. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Start her out on a .22. My SO likes shooting my 10/22 and the first time she put a round through my WASR-2 she just looked at me and said "uh-uh, no." Unless you're a really lucky guy, most girls don't like shooting powerful guns. :dunno: Especially not to start out with.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That said be sure to rent that UZI. :rofl:
     
  8. Biohamhock

    Biohamhock wtb traction

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    haha, now we're talking. I'll work my way up
     
  9. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    If you are in DAllas, I would recommend Bullettrap, in Plano, the guys there are usually pretty helpful
     
  10. Burmonster

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    I dont find that the 7.62 round kicks much at all. Then again, I am used to shooting much higher caliber rifles. 5.56 is like shooting a bb-gun :mamoru:.

    The first rifle my girlfriend shot was a Barrett M99 and the first shotgun she fired was my 12 guage Mossberg. With both, after firing, her eyes got real big and she said "can I shoot another one?" :rofl:
     
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    start with a small caliber rifle if possible. The 4 points of contact make everyone safer also makes it easier to learn and become confident in how the sights work. For someone shooting a pistol for the first time, it can be frustrating... "But I DID HAVE THE SIGHTS LINED UP" as they strike the next lanes target...
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I know the first time I took my wife to the range I rented her a Mark II .22 and she wouldnt put it down, then I gave her my XD40 and it bout jumped out of her hand and she went back to shooting the mark II
     
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    perfect example. Start slow and EASE her in. Not unlike other things you have to do with your S.O.
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    I agree with what everyone else says...my gf loves my .22's and also likes the .38 revolver, but she isn't a big fan of my 9mm. Start small and gradually move up.
     
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    QFT. Two people that don't know what they're doing shooting without instruction or guidance is a bad idea.
     
  16. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    First couple of times I took my wife to the range, I rented a Ruger MarkII for her to shoot. After a while she said she was bored, picked up my G17 and put a mag through it. She looked over at me with a huge smile on her face and wouldn't put the gun down. She put 200rds through it that day.
     
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    i must be lucky, my wife likes my Sig 220. :bigthumb:
     
  18. FiKtIOn

    FiKtIOn A bottle of Jack, a case of Pearl, and a pack of c

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    For a rental gun, 50 rounds of .22, and a lane at BT you're looking at probably $40 for one person, I forgot what the cost was for another person on that same lane.

    It isn't cheap and they are usually* helpful.
     
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    I went to that range once. It was like $16 per person with your own gun.

    I found a different range.
     
  20. chakup

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    ask questions, most ranges are helpful to newbs when they ask. It's when they go in gangsta that you aren't treated great. Start with a .22. 1) they're just fun and 2) it teaches on a much easier level.
     
  21. ShackleMeNot

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    New shooters (well hell, ANY shooter) are typically more bothered by the noise of shooting than by recoil. Double up on the ear pro (plugs + muffs) and she will have a much better time.
     
  22. texchef

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    +1 on this. DFW Gun is expensive. I try and go to the Bullet Trap as much as I can. Good people there.
     

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