12 Yr Old Niece is Gun Critic...


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Werewolf
December 17, 2003, 03:28 PM
I've gotten my 12 year old niece into shooting (kind of).

She's been shooting my Glock 22 which she thinks is kind'a neat but what she really likes is the Marlin 25N I've got. I gussied up the wood so it shines and she likes that too. She's too little to shoot the other guns I've got.

I recently bought a Saiga Rifle 7.62X39 and when I showed it to her her eyes lit up and the first word out of her mouth was coooool!

So I let her handle it. She put the butt up into her armpit to get the feel and the next thing I know she gives it back and says I don't like the feel of it.

You mean it's too heavy or too long or something I asked.

No I don't like the feel of the stock she said. I like wood better than that plastic stuff. It doesn't feel right.

I asked her if she wanted to shoot it. Nah - she replied - it's a plastic gun and I don't like the feel.

Geeeeez! I'm 51 - she's 12. I like synthetic stock rifles and polymer framed pistols (though I appreciate wood and do enjoy refinishing the wood on my weapons that have it). She's the one that's supposed to like the new fangled stuff and I'm the one supposed to like the old fangled stuff but we're just the opposite.

Go figure...

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seeker_two
December 17, 2003, 03:42 PM
Be proud. She'll grow up to be a woman of taste & quality.

Now, get rid of that sissy Glock & get her a REAL gun (S&W revolver w/ rosewood grips... :cool: )

LifeNRA
December 17, 2003, 03:42 PM
I like the feel and look of wood stocks on rifles also. I do have had some plastic stocked rifles so it has nothing to with how I shoot. There just is not any substitute for that smooth glossed wood feel against our check and wood stocks sure are purty :D . I would say that she just got used to the feel of your 25N Marlin.

clubsoda22
December 17, 2003, 04:10 PM
Wood!?!? So.....un-tactical.

LifeNRA
December 17, 2003, 04:15 PM
I dont have to be tactical to hunt a squirrel or deer :D . I do have to be still and keep quiet. Be like a tree, no sound, blend into the woods. Wait a minute maybe I am tactical and never knew it . :scrutiny:

Standing Wolf
December 17, 2003, 04:30 PM
Wait until she discovers ivory revolver stocks.

Carlos Cabeza
December 17, 2003, 05:56 PM
I asked her if she wanted to shoot it. Nah - she replied - it's a plastic gun and I don't like the feel.

That quote is priceless !:D She sounds like a smart girl..........

Ky Larry
December 17, 2003, 06:09 PM
Who says the younger generation is clueless? Smart kid!!

uglymofo
December 17, 2003, 06:42 PM
They say brains skip a generation, and we know where yours went when she said she preferred the Marlin over the Glock. ;) Just for kicks, show her a 1911 and tell us what happens:D .

Gewehr98
December 17, 2003, 07:53 PM
I asked her if she wanted to shoot it. Nah - she replied - it's a plastic gun and I don't like the feel.

Nice to know at least *she* won't fall prey to Glock Perfection. ;)


We should take up a collection for some wood furniture for that AK. Something like this would change her mind:

http://mauser98.com/slr95.jpg

Werewolf
December 17, 2003, 09:21 PM
Just for kicks, show her a 1911 and tell us what happens .

I would but I haven't owned one since before she was born.

She really likes the .45 Colt Rugers I've got though and has fired them but right now they're just too much gun for her and she knows it. She has however an interest in CAS shooting - we'll see about that when she gets older.

There just must be something about wood and girls. My oldest daughter - 25 - loves those Rugers and shoots them with me every chance she gets and isn't too bad with them. She does better with the Glock but for some reason she cannot articulate she just likes the Rugers better. My other two daughters couldn't care less about my hobby (my youngest - 21 - when I asked her about CAS admitted that yeah it's cool - if yer 12) but my wife - even though she's not a shooter - also likes the look and feel of my wood stocked weapons better than my synth stocked weapons.

Women - what the heck do they know anyway? ;)

El Tejon
December 17, 2003, 09:44 PM
Women know they don't want to be around me.:D

Buy her a flowered shirt and silly hat and she's all ready for the gun rags!!!:cool:

Black92LX
December 18, 2003, 12:46 AM
I recently bought a Saiga Rifle 7.62X39 and when I showed it to her her eyes lit up and the first word out of her mouth was coooool!

so how do you like it? i believe i will be getting one shortly after christmas.

Werewolf
December 18, 2003, 09:45 AM
Black92LX asked in reference to my new Saiga 7.62X39 Rifle:
so how do you like it? i believe i will be getting one shortly after christmas

I'll let ya know next Monday - that's the first chance I'll have to shoot my new Saiga. Got 300 rounds for the Saiga, 100 for my Glock and 200 for my 45 Colt weapons and a whole bunch of 22LR. Gonna go to an outdoor range with my oldest daughter and make a day out of it.

So far I've torn the Saiga down to field strip level, cleaned the heck out of it and practiced dry firing (is drying firing an AK OK??). From tearing it down numerous times I can say that I think this is a well designed and well built weapon. If something similar was built and made in the US it would cost in the 600 to 800 dollar range not the $250 I paid.

Majic
December 18, 2003, 09:38 PM
Even at her young age the woman in her is beginning to show. She understands that tupperware belongs in the kitchen. :neener:

Now let her shoot a real handgun.

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