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    Taking my wife to the range.

    My wife and I are having date night on Saturday night and first stop is the range, at her request! Since I've owned a handgun and been frequenting forums like this one I've been giving her a lot of things to think about. Today, at lunch, she told me that her feelings about guns have done a 180 and she thinks that owning a gun and knowing how to shoot are a good thing.

    I have a Glock 23 so I asked a friend to borrow his .22 and he graciously lent me his Ruger that has a scope on it to boot. I fired it a couple of days a go and it was a lot of fun. I will probably let her try the Glock but only after she's had a blast with the .22.

    The best part is that she said to me I better hope she doesn't get hooked on it because she'll want to buy her own gun while we're there and go shooting all the time!

    I'm a lucky man!

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    man.... going out shooting with the one you love... now that sounds like one of the best dates ever! wonder what kind of gun she will want for herself.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Can't think of a better, more productive way for you and the misses to spend and evening. I am encouraged to here how many women are starting to take their own personal protection seriously. Let us know how things go.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    I just recently got my wife back into Guns (She had gov't experience in the past)
    It's great to have your woman have your back, and enjoy the same things you do..

    If she decides she want's a pistol and want's a semi-auto, at least look at the Sig P238..
    My wife bought one and loves it..
    .380 - very concealable - still large enough to fit in your hand and shoot - high quality.
    It's not cheap, but it is very nice..

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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    We had a great time. The .22 was perfect for her. She didn't want to shoot my Glock because it intimidated her. The range was busy and I decided we should leave when a guy with a 30.06 showed up in the lane next to us.

    She wants to go again when it isn't so busy.

    Thanks for the advice. She's not ready to buy yet but I'm keeping all the advice in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbarton713 View Post
    We had a great time.
    She wants to go again when it isn't so busy.
    Call around.. There is a range near us that Wednesday is Ladies day and they shoot for free.. They also allow lane sharing, the 2nd person pays 1/2 price.. So my wife and I go on Wednesday, during the day when it's not busy for less than $8.. (plus bullets of course!!)

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    (plus bullets of course!!)
    That is the kicker. I wish I could find a range that supplied the ammo.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

  9. Range dates can lead to adoption of a new gun

    My wife started out the same --- going to the range with me and sharing a lane. She'd shoot mostly our S&W Model 65 .22 LR revolver, but she'd also give my S&W Model 60 a go with .38 Specials (the .357 Magnums were "too loud"). Then she started talking up getting her carry permit, which she did during the summer. Then she wanted to take me shopping so she could get her own gun, which we did. She picked out the Ruger LCR, which is just perfect for her.

    I never pushed any ideas on her along the way -- everything was her idea. Of course, when she suggested that we go gun shopping I was first out in the car, ready to take her.

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    I feel our better halves are slower to warm up to the notion of having firearms around, handling them, and ultimately shooting them. This to me is due in part to the demonization of firearms in the media. But as MagicTAG put it " I never pushed any ideas on her along the way -- everything was her idea.", and once women realize that firearms don't automatically equate with violence, it becomes much easier to accept them[guns] as an everyday part of our lives. My grandmother was one of the first to help me with my shooting as a child. My mother, aunt(s), and girlfriend all like to shoot. So I would encourage any parent to educate their child, male or female, about firearms and firearm safety.
    "While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny." ~ Rev. Nicholas Collin, 1789~

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    My wife recently got her CCW permit and now she's trying to decide on a gun that will be HERS.

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