GUN Took my girlfriend to the range for the first time yesterday...

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  1. Aero277

    Aero277 OT Supporter

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    :bowdown: As I'm watching my morning block of car-related shows on HD Theater, She just said "You know what's weird...I'm really starting to get into guns and cars."


    After I managed to take away all fears she had that she would end up killing one of us, and her Mom (who told her guns were bad growing up) miraculously joined in with encouraging her to learn how to safely handle a gun, we finally got to go yesterday.

    We went to TargetMasters here in Columbia and the guys were extremely nice and patient with her as we eased her into it. The older chap who helps us was like a grandfather to her and showed her everything, and never lost his cool...At first she couldn't figure out which way to load the magazine and tried to feed a bullet in backward, another time she started to turn towards us to ask us something with the gun hot and loaded...the old guy just did a "woah,woah now."

    All in all...she did well. and has okay'd me having guns in the house and getting a carry permit after some recent news about some friends getting shot.



    Cliffs: Took g/f shooting, she liked it, I'm happy...I can join gun crew now. :wavey:
     
  2. Nice! It's always good to bring new people into the sport.
     
  3. phlashkill

    phlashkill New Member

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    where is targetmasters, i looked for it once and couldn't find it. granted it was night, but do they not have an obvious sign?

    what are their rentals like, if you looked into that.
     
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    Good deal, I think shooting sports are a great hobby.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I've yet to take anyone to the range that didn't love it. Last week I ran into a store to get some powder and the girl that came in with me was freaked out, didn't look at people handling guns, almost went to the car. I'm taking her to the range in the next week or two, I'm sure she'll wind up loving it too :big grin:

    (girls that do stunt work and stage combat are prone to picking up any mil-surp bayonets you have laying around and twirling them, be warned)
     
  6. Aero277

    Aero277 OT Supporter

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    :hug: Thanks guys...now I've got to decide what I'm going to get. :hs:

    Targetmaster is right next to the McDonald's on the Southwest corner of the Rangeline and Smiley. It's a beige building with a blue roof and it has two fairly good-sized signs. Alongside it are a few storage units with the same color scheme.
     
  7. thegooch

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    Pics of her?
     
  8. Aero277

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    :nono: She knows I posts and lurks for lulz every so often on my account.
     
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    :rofl: POST EM!
     
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    cent New Member

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    no pics = no care
     
  11. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    You were all win up until this point. :mamoru:

    Deciding she's comfortable with it is one thing. Telling you that you can or can't is another. Good job bringing her around though. :hsd:
     
  12. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    I'm glad your gf gave you your balls back and let you spend your money on what you want.
     
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    I think it's more just keeping the peace than not having balls. The OP could certainly buy guns and keep them in the house, but if she is uncomfortable with them, it is a point of friction, and in the end, much easier if he can convince her that they're not bad to have around.

    I was hesitant when MG wanted to get his CCW and get a pistol, if he hadn't "shown me the light" he still would have gotten the gun, but it was easier on both of us if we were in agreement regarding the issue.
     
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    Pic of her NOT NUDE with gun? That shouldn't be too much to ask.
     
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    i've never met someone that was still anti after a trip to the range
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    It's a good time as long as the first thing you hand them isn't something like a pistol-grip shotgun loaded with a 3" magnum slug. Start 'em on something easy like a .22LR and the sky's the limit.
     
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    She never said I couldn't, but she always said she wouldn't be comfortable with and that she'd be scared of them. Lol, I would have anyways were it not a matter of my lack of discretionary baller funds, and she knows that. Now that she's comfortable with it though and actually enjoys it, it can be something she an enjoy also as opposed to being afraid that there's a gun in the house.


    Next time we go shooting I will...we brought the camera but left it in the car.:o

    . She started on .22 and easily got a hang of it (minus the occassional "why isn't it shooting," etc.) I let her shoot 9mm and she was :eek4: at first and then got caught up in it like :eek5:
     
  18. How about just pics of her doing anything?
     
  19. Radicus

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    Took my wife to shoot an XD .40 a while back... She had previously shot a P22 and some kind of .45. She didn't like the kick of the 40 at all... scared the hell out of her. :rofl: But out of the 4 woman there she was shooting the largest cal. :bowdown: At one point I was watching the girl next to us shoot a .22 and she would freeze up every time my wife took a shot. :rofl:
     
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    I got started on a bolt action .50BMG. :dunno:
     
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    Mg gf lives in Columbia MO right now :o
     

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