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Posted: 5/21/2003 12:07:24 AM EDT
this weekend. A Berkeley native, born and bred, no less! She's in town for business and a friend of the little lady's. I took her on a camping trip in West By-God Virginia this past weekend and she was absolutely slack-jawed. She's never seen a gun outside of a police holster before. She's a hottie, too. So, what should I start her out on? I'm thinking the M-1 Carbine. It's pretty non-threatening in appearance, yet fun to shoot and with no recoil. Plus, after she's done, I can pop the fact that she just shot an "assault rifle" on her. Then I break out the Colt MT. I've many other options. Suggestions?
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:13:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 12:14:57 AM EDT by Sheldon]
Be sure to take stuff that will be fun and EASY to shoot. Bring along eye and ear protection for her. Tell her not to wear anything low cut as to avoid the "dance of hot ass brass". I'de take along some reactive targets too. Nothing brings neewbies into shooting like being able to hit your targets early on....so bring along a .22 lr pistol and rifle if you got them. Be very sure they are not going to get chewed by the weapons.....nothing scares a neewbie away like having blood drawn early on!! Make it fun and make it safe!!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:19:54 AM EDT
Roger on non-paper targets. I'm already collecting cans. Good call on the low cut stuff, although generally with women, I feel that fewer clothes are better. I'm going to keep a Remington Speedmaster and a Ruger Bearcat at the ready, although I feel that my Carbine and Smith .357 w/.38's should quell the low-recoil urge.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:45:13 AM EDT
Load up some really light .38 specials using the 148 gr wadcutters. The people I take out seem to do well with those....they're a great light load. Sounds like you got it covered....have fun too.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:48:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By METT-T: Roger on non-paper targets. I'm already collecting cans. Good call on the low cut stuff, although generally with women, I feel that fewer clothes are better.
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Don't be a fool, wrap your tool! That being said, Have fun, and let her shoot a lot. The more the merrier.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 1:50:20 AM EDT
Bring a camera.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 2:17:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 2:18:14 AM EDT by IMHO]
Emphasize safety and competitive (Olympic?)shooting, I think. There's a thread to which I contributed months ago 'bout a "blind date" and a kid who was taking a girl out on a 1-time only date in which there was lots of good advice. If you can find it, then you may benefit from much of the info provided there. In that thread would be my complete response. If someone has a quick link, then they'd be a fine gentleman to pass it along here. Best of luck. Guns aren't inherently dangerous, you (and she) ought to know. Otherwise, stick with something relatively quiet and low-recoiling and accurate and benign looking. Be the finest of examples, and don't touch alcohol at any time during the outing. IMHO
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:48:28 AM EDT
You need to convince her that you are competant with firearms. This will make her feel more safe around those evil guns. Give her an apple, tell her to take 20 paces and then balance it on her head. Once you shoot the apple off her head without hurting her, she will trust you lots more. -Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:16:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:25:27 AM EDT
Pics please
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:46:04 AM EDT
I agree that you should feed her mostly .22lr. A .38 is light to us but for her it'll be too much. You said she's a hottie, which implies that she's pretty small, or at least trim, which means she's not a recoil trap. My wife's pretty slim but she's tall, 5'10" and she doesn't like 38's in my 357 so be careful of those. Also KEEP it short, newbies don't have the tolerance for it we do, it's a mental strain on them to be around firearms for the first few times. It's like the first time you go in a plane, it might be fun but it's also mildly stressfull. If you shoot too much, she'll never go again. Leave with her not quite ready to go, and she'll come back again and again. Other than that, pretty good advice though. Reactive targets, EYE AND EAR protection and overly exagerated safety precautions to allay fears. Good luck, take some pictures for us. This crew will always enjoy a picture of a hot liberal with a gun....
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 7:17:23 AM EDT
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