Took a young lady shooting, hope the wife doesn't get mad


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Okiecruffler
August 18, 2004, 01:57 AM
One of the nurses I work with is a cute petite young lady who lives by herself in not that great of an area. She carries a little can of pepper spray on her keychain that I make fun of every chance I get. A few weeks ago we were all sitting around showing off pictures of our children and such when she noticed my CCW. So she started with the questions, at first in a rather confrontational matter, then curious, and then this morning it finally happened. We had a pretty nasty night on the unit and she said, "I suppose you're going to shoot your guns now?" I told her that yes, I was planning on doing just that. Then on the walk to our cars she asked, "Can I come?" Well I've never turned down such a request, especially from such a nice looking requester. So we took off in my truck, stopped by my house to pick up my Mitchell pistol, my Rossi snubby, my box of Contenders, and enough ammo to make anyone proud. Had a quick lesson on safety on the drive to the range, then a longer one when we arrived, and then the fun began. I couldn't get her to put the Mitchell down. The reddot made it easy for her to hit the target with, and she was surprised by the lack of recoil and noise. I finally got her to try the Rossi, which once she got used to it she handled pretty well. Even managed to keep all the shots on a paper plate at 10 yrds in SA. Not bad for her first time out and with a snubby no less. I managed to talk her into taking one shot with the 357mag Contender, but that's all she wanted out of that for now. Then we went to look at guns at a local shop, and we're going back next Friday to pick up her first gun, a Browning Buckmark. Then I dropped her off at her car and she gave me a kiss on the cheek.
Now don't get me wrong, I prefer to shoot alone, I can concentrate on breathing, trigger pull, always chasing that perfect group. But my favorite days at the range are always those days when I'm showing a new shooter the ropes.

BTW, nothing makes you realize just what an old man you've become quite like a kiss on the cheek from a pretty young girl.:(

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OEF_VET
August 18, 2004, 02:04 AM
Good job.

But, is she single and would she go out with Skunk?

Okiecruffler
August 18, 2004, 02:18 AM
Well, she is single, and I met her last boyfriend, he was a snake, so Skunk would be a trade up. And she has admitted to a fondness for banjo music (I never said she was perfect). But she's very white and blonde, you think Skunk would go for it?

MAURICE
August 18, 2004, 02:54 AM
I would ;)
Good job,BTW, on creating a new shooter.

OEF_VET
August 18, 2004, 03:25 AM
But she's very white and blonde, you think Skunk would go for it?

I don't know, is she into carbon-fiber?

horge
August 18, 2004, 03:27 AM
I met her last boyfriend, he was a snake, so Skunk would be a trade up.

Well there's a ringing endorsement for ya, Skunky.
:scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny:

:D

schizrade
August 18, 2004, 03:53 AM
Nothing makes you realize just what an old man you've become quite like a kiss on the cheek from a pretty young girl.

Nothing like being a teacher. That's quite the gift. As a elementary/middle school teacher, I can tell you that she just gave you her deepest thanks. The kids don't kiss me, (thank god for that, grimey little ... uh never mind :D ) but they hug me like a big brother/father. You know you are appreciated when the 7th grade boys respect you and defend you to other school's students and the 8th grade girls hug you when you help them out with a breakdown.

techmike
August 18, 2004, 08:13 AM
However

BTW, nothing makes you realize just what an old man you've become quite like a kiss on the cheek from a pretty young girl.

I feel your pain. I'm not even that old, but at some point I quit being percieved as a threat to a pretty young lady. How'd that happen??

Kamicosmos
August 18, 2004, 10:34 AM
cute petite young lady
and
very white and blonde
and
she is single

and she is getting into guns?!


Man....all the good single blonde gun-friendly girls aren't in Kansas City, they are in Oklahoma, apparently. :(

whm1974
August 18, 2004, 10:44 AM
Where is the pic of the "sweet young thing"?

-Bill

armoredman
August 18, 2004, 10:55 AM
The wife is gonna KILL you, man! :eek: Good job with a new shooter! :cool:

keyhole
August 18, 2004, 10:57 AM
Great job! To took a "pretty young thing" on a rally ride, ( motorcycle), and the wife was OK by it, even commented that she was cute! Said she could not see whay everyone esle had a problem with it.
Take a girl to the range month!

aguyindallas
August 18, 2004, 11:03 AM
How freaking cool is that!

Good Job!

ssr
August 18, 2004, 11:46 AM
She carries a little can of pepper spray on her keychain that I make fun of every chance I get

Why do you make fun of her pepper spray?

Pilgrim
August 18, 2004, 11:46 AM
If the missus learns about it reading The High Road before you tell her she just might get pissed off. :D

Pilgrim

Damon
August 18, 2004, 11:51 AM
Does Skunk know he is being pimped? :D

Okiecruffler
August 18, 2004, 11:56 AM
I make fun of her pepper spray for the same reason I make fun of her reading material, choice of automobiles, and generous use of make up. She makes fun of my redneck accent, musical taste, and lack of personal hygine. It's a high stress environment, you'd be surprised at some of the conversations that occur.
And I told the wife I was taking her before I got to the range, I have made it 11years as a married man by being a numbskull. Her biggest concern was that I was going to shoot up all of her 38 reloads. She knows me all too well. I don't know whether I should be proud that she trust me so much or be insulted that she knows I have no chance.

Standing Wolf
August 18, 2004, 04:33 PM
As well as I've ever been able to discern, new shooters are new shooters are new shooters: all welcome.

Tharg
August 18, 2004, 04:38 PM
unfortunately i am still a threat to the pretty young girls. (and especially so to one who would be fond of shooting!) Just as much an unfortunate occurance... my gf of several years would have my ball carrier were i in a similair circumstance... hehehehe

Great job on getting someone to shoot tho! We need MORE women shooters .... they are the real power in the country ya know... <grin>

J/Tharg!

Sawdust
August 18, 2004, 04:50 PM
If no pics...it didn't happen.

:D

Sawdust

saddlebum
August 18, 2004, 06:29 PM
details? what range ? what gun shop?;) saddlebum

Okiecruffler
August 18, 2004, 06:49 PM
The "range" was actually the dam of my uncle's pond out at Minco. I had to drop off some books for my cousin and thought I'd do some shooting while I was there. Stopped at Outdoor America to look at guns. Hard to beat their prices. We'll probably check Mustang Gun and Pawn for a used pistol before we buy a new one.

Beren
August 18, 2004, 07:40 PM
Dang it, Okie, you're supposed to pimp the single moderators first!

Frohickey
August 18, 2004, 07:54 PM
Maybe the wife will get mad, but you need to explain to her that it is the duty of gun pushers to get new shooters into the group. Otherwise, we would run out of gunnies!

Its not like they are being encouraged to take marksmanship and gun safety lessons in the public skools. ;)

Young and single, and starting to get into guns. Sounds like a winning combination.

Web
August 18, 2004, 07:58 PM
Browning Buckmark: great choice for her first gun.

Hardtarget
August 18, 2004, 08:27 PM
Good on ya' ! Its always fun to teach a new shooter. Not every one that tries is good at it, but it sounded like you were right "on target" with her. A few more trips and she'll be going by herself!...then tell you all about it the next day! This old grandaddy thing is OK with the grand kids...but the girls at work? :rolleyes: Keep it up.Teach another one!
Mark.

bad_dad_brad
August 18, 2004, 11:59 PM
Take it from me, nice gesture Okiecruffler - wink wink, but your wife will NEVER EVER understand.

You might know something about firearms, but you don't seem to know jack about women.

Okiecruffler
August 19, 2004, 10:02 AM
Actually, the wife is taking her on her next trip out to "get rid of the bad habits I had to have taught her." Hope it's not like the old Bugs Bunny joke. 2 go out, only one comes back.:D

Best thing is, she's telling everyone at work how much fun it was and how they should go with me. Looks like I'd better start loading some ammo. Can you imagine a whole unit of gun toting nurses?:D Wonder what trhe AMA would think about that?:neener:

sigman69
August 19, 2004, 10:31 AM
great job okie...keep it up.....kinda sad that you arent percieved as a threat though...but keep it up on bringing people into the gun culture...we need everyone to do that!!!!!!!

Oh yeah are you an RN also?



John

Okiecruffler
August 19, 2004, 10:34 AM
What's really sad is I'm not sure I was ever considered a threat. And yep, RN, PICU veteran, Trauma Dog, I answer to them all.

mfree
August 19, 2004, 11:04 AM
Hrmm.... I wonder where all the young, pretty, blonde gun nuts are hiding in Knoxville :)

Sam Adams
August 19, 2004, 02:39 PM
Took a young lady shooting, hope the wife doesn't get mad

I guess that depends on whether you shot her favorite gun.:neener: (Well, someone had to say it).

Congrats on converting another one to the the good side of the Force, and on having a bit of fun while doing so.

Okiecruffler
August 28, 2004, 02:27 AM
Unfortunately, I wasn't the one who took her to buy her first gun, the wife had that honor. There was a very slightly used Buckmark that the wife had been kinda looking at at a local pawn shop but had decided against. So after work she picked up the new shooter and they went to get the gun. The shop also had a nice Taurus 85, so she put it in layaway. Then the wife took her and one of her friends, who has also never shot, to the range. They were supossed to come pick me up after I had a long nap so we could go out to eat, but they conveniently forgot, so I get to eat cold cheese sandwiches. Maybe they'll let me go shoot with them some time.

Sunray
August 28, 2004, 02:42 AM
Women are inherently better shots than men. You did nothing wrong. You just took a co-worker shooting.
However, if you're going to tell a story, please use the Queen's English and grammar. Think paragraphs. Make it easier to read.

Okiecruffler
August 28, 2004, 03:16 AM
I am ever so thankful, golly I really am. I shall try so very hard to conform to the queen's english.:neener:

I have but one queen, and she thinks my english is just fine. So did the nice people who gave me my first college degree, and my second, and my third. Of course those were just Okie schools, probably not even recognized in the well-mannered parts of the world.

Lt. G
August 28, 2004, 04:07 AM
Good Job Okie , as a fireman,( yeah, I'm old school),paramedic/flightmedic, it's great to date a nurse that has cool interests outside of work and doesn't want to talk "shop" all the time. Keep up the good work.
Lt. G

Okiecruffler
August 28, 2004, 09:44 AM
Work is such a huge part of our lives that it's almost painful not to talkabout it when we get together. It's an incrediable career, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else, but at the same time it wears on you. Now I have at least one co-worker who I can talk with about something other than work, even when we are at work.

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