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agd1953
March 10, 2007, 09:21 AM
I am very excited to find out that we have female members. I had assumed that we were all male (hard to tell from the Internet). My wife is my best friend and shooting partner and it's great to find out that other people share this bond in there relationships. How many female gun owners are out there? Why don't I see more threads such as Went to the range with my wife or pregnant and concealed carry. Ladies spread the word and encourage all your friends to try the shooting sports. :) :) :)

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pax
March 10, 2007, 09:24 AM
:cool:

Hey, not to be a jerk, but maybe you simply hadn't been paying much attention before? :D :D :D

(Tell your wife to come visit my site, eh? www.corneredcat.com -- the folks on THR have been a lot of help to me as I've developed that site.)

pax

cambeul41
March 10, 2007, 09:27 AM
and I am the designated reporter and forum participant.

agd1953
March 10, 2007, 09:42 AM
pax, your website is bookmarked and I will let my wife know about it. I did a brief visit there and I found the it very interesting. I will pay more attention in the future. Thanks for the link. :)

Linda
March 10, 2007, 09:42 AM
I am very excited to find out that we have female members.

Present and accounted for!:p I think I've been on THR for about 7-8 months now.

Beyond being a poster on gun forums, my experiences go a lot deeper. I am the only female leader of Ohio's foremost gun rights organization. ;) I'm probably the most well known female 2A lobbyist in the Statehouse by the legislators. I am also a certified NRA basic pistol instructor, instructing CCW classes in central Ohio! Soon, I'll be instructing Personal Protection Outside the Home classes, truly an advanced CCW class!

Oh, and I love to shoot my Colt .45!:D

And on occasion, I've been known to write some fairly decent articles. Pax posted one of them on her website. Here's my latest:


http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3588.html

lee n. field
March 10, 2007, 10:19 AM
I am very excited to find out that we have female members.

I suspect a lot of female users might be hiding behind ambiguous pseudonyms, to avoid the attention of Internet-nerd type lonely guys.

rnchick
March 10, 2007, 10:53 AM
:D ;) Female shooter present! :D ;)

Sandy Ashcraft
March 10, 2007, 11:12 AM
and I am the designated reporter and forum participant.
Larry is the forum participant here. But he lets me post when he lets me out of the basement. I really enjoy shooting and teaching the many children in our lives to shoot too.

wrench
March 10, 2007, 11:17 AM
(raising hand)
Another female member with an ambiguous name.;)
We're out there...

Jacka L Ope
March 10, 2007, 11:23 AM
And on occasion, I've been known to write some fairly decent articles. Pax posted one of them on her website. Here's my latest:


http://http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3588.html

One too many "http://"

Works better as:

http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3588.html

;)

Linda
March 10, 2007, 11:27 AM
Dog gone it! :banghead:
Thanks!
Fixed!:D

Jacka L Ope
March 10, 2007, 11:31 AM
No biggy. I know you were just testing us. :D

Walkalong
March 10, 2007, 06:57 PM
Without women shooters, we are doomed. I sometimes cringe at some of the remarks on an open forum.

Rembrandt
March 10, 2007, 08:01 PM
Guns don't know the difference. ;) :) ....."Don't ask, don't tell"

craig
March 10, 2007, 08:13 PM
my wife's a member here, she just doesn't post much.

she shoots a lot though. my ammo bill :what: , reflects that.

B3XD
March 10, 2007, 08:18 PM
My husband isn't very interested. He however doesn't mind if I go out to shoot paper people.

Kim
March 10, 2007, 11:28 PM
Reporting for roll call!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

.cheese.
March 10, 2007, 11:36 PM
Pax is a girl?

I never would have figured that one out on my own.

Not that it matters or anything, it just took me by surprise.

Apparently I too have had my head in the sand. :confused:

Doggy Daddy
March 10, 2007, 11:59 PM
craig
my wife's a member here, she just doesn't post much.

she shoots a lot though. my ammo bill , reflects that.

Yours is like that too, huh? :D

Nematocyst
March 11, 2007, 05:04 AM
Pax is a girl?Actually, no.

Pax is 100% woman.

There IS a difference, you know. :rolleyes:

Walkalong
March 11, 2007, 08:22 AM
Pax is a girl?

Somebody hasn't been paying attention.:)

CajunBass
March 11, 2007, 09:24 AM
my wife's a member here, she just doesn't post much.

she shoots a lot though. my ammo bill , reflects that.

That would be my wife too. She posts here from time to time as "CajunsMisty" but I assure you she not only shoots, she shoots well.

For the last two years I've give her a new handgun for Valentines day. She has likewise given me one.

"Nothing says "I trust you and I love you," like giving them a handgun." :D (me)

Might there be a need for a "Girls Night Out" forum?

Barbara
March 11, 2007, 09:34 AM
No.

Linda
March 11, 2007, 09:51 AM
Might there be a need for a "Girls Night Out" forum?

I agree with Barbara.......NO!

Women who shoot don't like to be singled out, or treated differently, and I for one don't want no girlie guns!!!!!!!!!!!!:fire:

I tried to read and participate in the women's area on one of the biggie forums. I needed duct tape for my head!!!!!!! :banghead: I don't go to a gun forum to hear about their latest hair style, or getting their nails done, or the date last night. There is no need for a separate women's forum!

Cromlech
March 11, 2007, 10:25 AM
:D Haha, that's understandable Linda.

plexreticle
March 11, 2007, 10:27 AM
Most woman shooters are better at shooting than most men shooters. I wish more women would get into the sport.

Barbara
March 11, 2007, 10:29 AM
Well, I certainly kick that theory right square in the butt. I'm a horrible shooter. I have fun, though. :)

plexreticle
March 11, 2007, 10:47 AM
Most gun enthusiast are horrible shooters so you're in good company.

I've had all kinds of hobbys including cycling, motorsports and shooting. The shooting folks as a group are the the most plesent and helpful by far.

The people are what make it fun for me.

O C
March 11, 2007, 11:16 AM
I was just getting used to the fact that they can vote ! Now the're armed and more dangerous. What's next? Driving?? Getting a job?Lord help us. O C

Barbara
March 11, 2007, 11:38 AM
Some of us are even wearing skirts that don't cover our ankles these days!!

:D

(You remind me of my friends here. Buncha knuckleheads. :))

wrench
March 11, 2007, 11:53 AM
I tried to read and participate in the women's area on one of the biggie forums. I needed duct tape for my head!!!!!!! I don't go to a gun forum to hear about their latest hair style, or getting their nails done, or the date last night. There is no need for a separate women's forum!


+1 to that, Linda.
I come to the high road because I just love guns, and it's nice to have (mostly) like minded others to chat with. The majority of my friends are not gun people, and will look at me and pretend to listen for almost a minute when I talk about guns, but then they glaze over and back away;)

CajunBass
March 11, 2007, 01:02 PM
If I stepped on any toes with my suggestion I apologize. One of the motorcycle boards has a "women's room" where the ladies talk about problems that are particular to women and motorcycles. I was thinking something along those lines.

Not the first bad idea I ever had. I'm sure it won't be the last. :D

wrench
March 11, 2007, 01:09 PM
No need to apologize on my part, cajun bass.
It's just that I, for one, have 'been there, and done that', and it doesn't always work out the way I think it should.
Sounds like others agree with me.

.cheese.
March 11, 2007, 02:30 PM
girl... woman.... female - they're not interchangeable? :neener:

I know what you guys meant though - sorry I didn't phrase it properly.

and yeah, I suppose I just don't pay attention to those things.

I'm here to talk about guns... not to pick up women. ;)

Barbara
March 11, 2007, 03:59 PM
My problem with women only sections is that it sort of removes women from being "gun owners" in general. I understand women may have different requirements for equipment or whatever than men, but by creating a special category for women, you make men the gun owners by default, and women some kind of auxillary, which is what we're all trying to get past here, I think.

If I have an issue with a holster that doesn't fit right, or whatever, I'll post it in the appropriate section..because issue isn't a "woman" issue..it's a gun issue..its a holster fit problem, due to body shape. I wouldn't post on I-village or whatever there is out there about it..I'd post here. Heavy people tend to have particular issues when it comes to shooting, but I've never seen it suggested we have a Fat section or whatever. It's just incorporated into every day conversation about gear.

So that's why I'd prefer not to have a woman's only section. Not because you suggested something bad. :)

sm
March 11, 2007, 04:33 PM
Females make better students , ask better questions, take better notes, focus better on Software than hardware, give better feedback along with other qualities than males do.

Yes I am a male, and these are MY observations, and experiences with ladies, and applicable to not only Firearms.
It does not matter age, from child to geriatric, females just flat have some things that make them "tick" that males don't have.

No preconceived notions about genetic make-up making them John Wayne's Mario Anderetti's or Don Juan's.

Barbara, I agree we do not need a ladies specific sub-forum here at THR.
Truth is, while females do have some needs that need to be addressed differently - there are often times parallel needs males have.

Hips.
Sure ladies and hips come up as a topic with holsters. Truth is, males are all different in "hips" and body shapes. Age affects males just like females.

Holsters? There are males that really could use holsters "cut to fit" their hips and other body shape concerns.

S&W Ladysmith. Just a Steel K frame - the gun itself does not know, or care it has "Lady" in its name. No more than other K frames know they are referred to as "Military & Police.

pax provides an excellent site for ladies.
Truth is, I use pax's site for me, I recommend her site to other males - along with recommending to females.

Chocolate.

Now I do not think THR needs any more sub-forums; keeps THR nice and clean. Easy to find what needed, and do searches.
We don't need sub-forums for rim-fire. We don't need sub-forums for Spirits or Cigars either, some do not drink or smoke - other forums have these sub-forums.

Chocolate now...hey *IF* THR were to ever add another sub-forum - I suggest Chocolate.

Responsible Firearm Owners, male or female, from child to geriatric - can relate to Chocolate.

Females *taught* me, a candy bar fits into a semi-auto handgun magazine carrier, Hershey Kisses fit into Speedloader pouches.

Shotguns. I shared with the females I was assisting with shotguns, bags of chocolate fits in Shell Pouches.

Now you know why I sometimes wear two shell pouches - one for chocolate, one for shells. :p

I may be dumb, I ain't stupid being the only male amongst females out on the field/ range with shotguns. :D


Bring Enough Chocolate

Khornet
March 11, 2007, 09:20 PM
women? Men? They're just fellow shooters. We're here to talk about shooting.

P01fan
March 12, 2007, 02:01 AM
Newb delurking! As my username indicates, I love to shoot my CZ-P01. :D What isn't immediately apparent is my gender--female. When my fiance and I go to our local range, I feed my 'bad gal' the 9mm and .22lr cos he also bought me the Kadet conv. kit for happy fun cheap plinkin'!

Thanks to my guy (known here as "John Rogers"), I have the regular pleasure of also shooting his S&W 65 in .38 & .357 (very rarely cos I don't like the super-loud 'cannon explosion' effect w/the wheelgun--maybe I'd like shooting that better if we got a carbine), a beautiful .22lr Brno rifle, a Rem. 870 12 ga. shotgun (home defense), and a lovely little single-shot 20 ga. that used to belong to his older brother. I love our trips to the range--they're a BLAST. It's so empowering and fun. Can't keep *me* away from the firearms!! :p

silverlance
March 12, 2007, 04:44 AM
my GF can hit things with my Yugo SKS. actually she bought it for me. I can't hit SQUAT with it, and I can regularly hit 200 250 yard soda bottles with my m39s.

when i shoot, even at TWENTY FIVE yards my SKS rounds are all over the place. she gets down on the table in some wierd position like she's firing an rpg and then.. CLANG the metal plate spins all over.

she comes here too but mostly to snicker at the long posts that i write. she says that people will think that i don't have a life. i keep clicking the refresh button until someone responds to my post and she tries to close the lid of the laptop on my fingers.

starboard
March 12, 2007, 05:26 AM
My wife is a better pistol shot than me, even though I've had a lot more practice.

But I wonder whether her mindset is tough enough to act and to kill in self-defense, if necessary. I'm naturally in condition yellow, but she, having had a very sheltered life, is too relaxed and inattentive. This worries me, as now she has a baby to distract her even more.

Perhaps we'll have to look up Pax and take some tactics classes if such exist, when we move to WA...

280PLUS
March 12, 2007, 05:59 AM
I see you're still hanging around. Cool...

:D

tegemu
March 12, 2007, 09:25 AM
As in most things, the ladiies make life a lot nicer and more pleasant along with their competance. Thank you ladies, you make life for this ole man so much of a nicer journey.

CajunBass
March 12, 2007, 09:46 AM
My wife is a much better shot than I am, especially if you consider the difference in the time we've been shooting. She's got degenerative disk disease and has learned to mentally block out pain. That same ability allows her to block out everything but what she's doing.

Skirmisher
March 12, 2007, 09:47 AM
Long time fighter for "Shall Issue" here in MI, survivor of shoot out in convenience store, avid PPC shooter, hunter and gun collector. Husband my partner all the way.:)

Ian Sean
March 12, 2007, 10:41 AM
I suspect a lot of female users might be hiding behind ambiguous pseudonyms, to avoid the attention of Internet-nerd type lonely guys.


Over a thousand "views" but less than 2 pages of replies....showed the thread to my wife and she agrees with the above assessment.:)

sterling180
March 12, 2007, 10:53 AM
My country needs more women,because most of them,including my partner,think that private ownership of guns,is a social statement,of male prowess,or social and sexual inadequacy.Thats how many Uk women are in this country and there are alot of women,who are opposed to guns and many are members of the GCN and Mothers Against Guns,organizations.

Sad but true,unfortunately.

MD_Willington
March 12, 2007, 02:58 PM
My wife enjoys shooting, she setup a date at the indoor range for us, a couple of her female friends said we all need to out and do some shooting again when the weather clears up. :D

beretta9
March 12, 2007, 03:10 PM
My wife enjoys shooting, but is not into reading forums, and I would think there are a lot of other wives and girlfriends out there like this. However, if one of the lady members had a question, we could ask our wives, girlfriends etc. their opinion, and post it. But if they were on a separate forum, I for one probably wouldn't be reading it, so they could be missing out on a lot of input.

axeman_g
March 12, 2007, 08:41 PM
Ok... I feel better now. I have always read Pax's posts with admiration. So much so that I thought I was getting a "boy crush" on my supposed male mod. I am so very relieved to discover Pax is a woman.

So results are I am not homosexual just ignorant.

Thanks for checking in ladies.... my wife is finding this thread interesting.

lee n. field
March 12, 2007, 09:26 PM
Chocolate now...hey *IF* THR were to ever add another sub-forum - I suggest Chocolate.


Chocolate. Hmm. Gave the wife dark chocolates for Valentinestag. It worked, too. ;)

Heavy Metal Hero
March 12, 2007, 09:37 PM
Ok guys you can put your tongues back into your mouth now. :rolleyes:

Soybomb
March 13, 2007, 02:43 AM
We have a whole ton of very nice ladies here :D

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