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Posted: 12/12/2013 2:56:28 PM EDT
My father purchased my sister a handgun for Christmas, however before he lets her take full possession of it he wants her to complete a basic firearms course. She has been around guns her whole life and is mildly familiar with them, she just needs to be taught further before she owns one, my father and I would really like to teach her on our own, but that is kind of hard living 900 miles away. What are some recommendations for courses? She is in the Austin area. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:26:04 PM EDT
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:46:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.
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Man up? So do you man up often and hand somebody a firearm knowing their not quite ready to own one yet? Gotta be a man right!

The first firearms safety courses I took didn't require we bring our own firearm. It was a class designed to go over the fundamentals of owning a firearm safely.

Didn't expect anything more from GD I guess with this response.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:50:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Diesel24:


Man up? So do you man up often and hand somebody a firearm knowing their not quite ready to own one yet? Gotta be a man right!
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Originally Posted By Diesel24:
Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.


Man up? So do you man up often and hand somebody a firearm knowing their not quite ready to own one yet? Gotta be a man right!


This statement and your avatar are incompatible.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:53:16 PM EDT
Post in the hometown forum and see if someone in Austin can recomend a range that offers a course.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:54:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By squarles67:
Post in the hometown forum and see if someone in Austin can recomend a range that offers a course.
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Thank you.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:54:30 PM EDT
Check TSRA Or NRA Web sites for a good start.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:55:02 PM EDT
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This statement and your avatar are incompatible.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By Diesel24:
Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.


Man up? So do you man up often and hand somebody a firearm knowing their not quite ready to own one yet? Gotta be a man right!


This statement and your avatar are incompatible.

Ok.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:58:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bcw107:


This statement and your avatar are incompatible.
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Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By Diesel24:
Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.


Man up? So do you man up often and hand somebody a firearm knowing their not quite ready to own one yet? Gotta be a man right!


This statement and your avatar are incompatible.

I guess there is no reason for that little pistol by your avatar either.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:01:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 4:02:25 PM EDT by ranger327]
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Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.
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Our finest has spoken-I am dissapoint
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:04:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 4:04:47 PM EDT by centex_SR-15]
Red's might be an option.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:07:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By centex_SR-15:
Red's might be an option.
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Thank you, I appreciate the link as well.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:09:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.
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The next time you consider posting........... don't.

OP do what has been suggested post in the HTF probably get better and less retarded replies.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:19:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By denverdan:


The next time you consider posting........... don't.

OP do what has been suggested post in the HTF probably get better and less retarded replies.
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Originally Posted By denverdan:
Originally Posted By teeli:
how to take firearm safety course without firearm? rofl
hunters safety at cabelas?

or tell him to man up, give her the gun, and send her to take CHL immediately.
that's all a pistol is good for anyway
..getting you to your ar-15.


The next time you consider posting........... don't.

OP do what has been suggested post in the HTF probably get better and less retarded replies.

Thank you for the suggestion, I will definitely do so. Should've known the herp derp would be thick posting this in GD. The replies have instilled that.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:26:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Diesel24:

Thank you, I appreciate the link as well.
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Originally Posted By Diesel24:
Originally Posted By centex_SR-15:
Red's might be an option.

Thank you, I appreciate the link as well.



Red's may not be the ideal place for her to take a lesson during normal business hrs and even on Lady's day.  It is very loud due to it being indoors and pretty tight quarters. Even if both the shooter and the person taking the lesson are both wearing elec ear pro, someone two lanes down may be pounding away with a 45/70 or a rifle with an obnoxious brake. Makes it hard to concentrate and difficult for important nuances to be relayed. I have witnessed several new shooters struggle to concentrate during their lesson due to the access noise and business that can show up.

That said, Red's is a great place and has very friendly and helpful staff. Call and ask for a private lesson and make sure they understand that you desire for her to be the only shooter. They will do this after hours sometimes. I have a place just 20 minutes outside of Austin where I often take new shooters, many being wives, daughters or sisters of close friends, and am able to put them in a calm and relaxing environment where learning is much easier for them.  I imagine there are several instructors in Austin that have access to private ranges and she may enjoy this type of environment over a crowded, loud indoor range.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:28:56 PM EDT
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Red's may not be the ideal place for her to take a lesson during normal business hrs and even on Lady's day.  It is very loud due to it being indoors and pretty tight quarters. Even if both the shooter and the person taking the lesson are both wearing elec ear pro, someone two lanes down may be pounding away with a 45/70 or a rifle with an obnoxious brake. Makes it hard to concentrate and difficult for important nuances to be relayed. I have witnessed several new shooters struggle to concentrate during their lesson due to the access noise and business that can show up.

That said, Red's is a great place and has very friendly and helpful staff. Call and ask for a private lesson and make sure they understand that you desire for her to be the only shooter. They will do this after hours sometimes. I have a place just 20 minutes outside of Austin where I often take new shooters, many being wives, daughters or sisters of close friends, and am able to put them in a calm and relaxing environment where learning is much easier for them.  I imagine there are several instructors in Austin that have access to private ranges and she may enjoy this type of environment over a crowded, loud indoor range.
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Originally Posted By bobweaver:
Originally Posted By Diesel24:
Originally Posted By centex_SR-15:
Red's might be an option.

Thank you, I appreciate the link as well.



Red's may not be the ideal place for her to take a lesson during normal business hrs and even on Lady's day.  It is very loud due to it being indoors and pretty tight quarters. Even if both the shooter and the person taking the lesson are both wearing elec ear pro, someone two lanes down may be pounding away with a 45/70 or a rifle with an obnoxious brake. Makes it hard to concentrate and difficult for important nuances to be relayed. I have witnessed several new shooters struggle to concentrate during their lesson due to the access noise and business that can show up.

That said, Red's is a great place and has very friendly and helpful staff. Call and ask for a private lesson and make sure they understand that you desire for her to be the only shooter. They will do this after hours sometimes. I have a place just 20 minutes outside of Austin where I often take new shooters, many being wives, daughters or sisters of close friends, and am able to put them in a calm and relaxing environment where learning is much easier for them.  I imagine there are several instructors in Austin that have access to private ranges and she may enjoy this type of environment over a crowded, loud indoor range.

Thank you for the insight, that is definitely something to consider with an indoor range.
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