Went shooting today with my son and his girlfriend


October 17, 2010, 11:24 PM
Beautiful day
Great shooting
All that mattered was having a good time
Hard to believe that a grey haired guy in his mid-fifties could have so much good clean fun with two kids in their early twenties!

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October 17, 2010, 11:54 PM
You did a very good thing today. It will branch-out as a positive thing in several lives.

October 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
I just love shooting with my kids and grandkids it just doesn't get any better IMHO.:)

October 18, 2010, 08:37 AM
Awsome. I enjoy taking friends and their kids out shooting for their first time.

Is it me, or are females typically more receptive to instruction, and typically better shooters (with less effort)?

October 18, 2010, 08:44 AM
Less ego, so more likely to listen but I do not believe they have more ability.

I shoot a lot with my youngest daughter, and hunt with my oldest daughter but they are not better than any of my nephews, or friends sons.

October 18, 2010, 09:11 AM
Not less ability... less head density. :D

When running qualification ranges (Army), my basket cases are always guys. The few females (which are a MUCH smaller proportion to the guys) typically need a little more attention regarding corrective training on the zero range, but they all go on to qualify. I always find myself spending many extra hours training two or three dudes on the zero range. Just when you think they have their act together, they do a brain dump. You haven't learned patience until you've had the opportunity to run a battalion zero range!

October 18, 2010, 09:59 AM
Think there have been a few studies that indicated than in a generalized way females have finer motor skills.

The Bushmaster
October 18, 2010, 10:01 AM
I have found that girls/women are easier to train and as a whole become better shots sooner then boys/men. The females seem to bring less "baggage" to the class.

October 18, 2010, 10:40 AM
@ pro2, no hearing protection with the AR???

October 18, 2010, 10:43 AM
Actually if you look close you can see the cord for the plugs.

October 18, 2010, 10:56 AM
Hearing protection always.

I don't get wrapped around the axle regarding eye pro unless shooting surplus, or when shooting in close proximity of others. If the range requires eye pro, I wear it. Regardless, I always encourage those whom I instruct to wear eye protection (I keep a couple extra pairs of M-frames in my range kit). If the shooter chooses not to wear it, that is their choice. This is my opinion. I know some people share the same opinion, and some disagree. I respect that. Cheers.

Uncle Sam requires eye protection during qualification, therefor eye protection is always worn.

October 18, 2010, 12:07 PM
I shoot two or three times a week (retired). The most fun I ever have is when my daughter comes with me to bust water jugs. I lay out all the guns and the goal is to shoot them all. She learned at age 16 and had zero problems adapting to all the guns. She went to college locally and several times brought home girls to shoot with her. We taught a girl from Japan and one from N.Y.C. . Neither had ever seen a gun in person. They both did very well the first time out.

October 18, 2010, 12:34 PM
My kids never expressed an interest in hunting or shooting when they were growing up. When my 30 YO DD asked to go to the range with me I was floored! After the safety drill and basic shooting instruction I set her up with my old Remy bolt 22 and let her have at it at 25 yards. She did well, in fact some other shooters opined that it was easier to teach a girl since they listen better and don't have anything to prove.
She's an English teacher at the local community college and has some ex-military people for students. She said they were impressed that a liberal teacher had actually gone to the range and could argue against gun control.

October 18, 2010, 11:20 PM
One thing I have found about females is they don't try to muscle the gun too much.

I have found in general a person who is into photography tends to have an easy time shooting. Something about holding a steady sight picture and clicking just seem to carry right over. They probably use some degree of NPA.

October 18, 2010, 11:50 PM
Too many times there are issues between me and my kids.
At the range it's all about fun, good times, the guns, and family!

October 19, 2010, 12:54 AM
Let's hear it for good times and fun!

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