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How many have siblings with no interest in shooting?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sauer Grapes, Mar 30, 2011.

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  1. Sauer Grapes

    Sauer Grapes Member

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    I grew up with a gun in my hand. Dad was a rifle marksman, grandfather was a life long hunter.
    My brother is 9yrs younger than me and NEVER had any interest in shooting or hunting. I love my brother but I just never understood. He has never shot a gun in his life.
    Heck, even my sister has fired a gun. She doesn't own any, but my dad taught her to some.
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Huh! Weird. Different people must like different things, how odd.

    My sister is a concert violinist. I've never played a note.

    ;)
     
  3. maverick05

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    I know what you mean. My son has no interest in shooting either. I don't want to pressure him. Different strokes for different folks. I am an avid hunter. He will eat the meat I bring home but he sure as hell won't go hunt it with me.
     
  4. towboat_er

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    My brother is a concert pianist. My sister, well she's a girl. Not scared of guns but dont care to shoot them.
     
  5. clance

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    You just described my family.

    I to have a brother that is 9 years younger and I don't recall him ever shooting when dad and I went out back to punch paper. I also have a younger sister though taught never shown interest.
     
  6. yeti

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    My sister is an Opera singer, if you haven't lived through an opera singer doing warm ups in the same room you really don't know the true value of muffs and plugs!

    3 sisters, no gun interest at all, 3 brothers with just a little bit of interest, 1 BIL with no skill or knowledge but he sure can talk a good shot.
     
  7. PcolaDawg

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    My Dad - Heckuva marksman with a rifle.. Taught me how to shoot and how to always put safety first.

    My Mom - Never fired a gun in her life, never will.

    My older brother - Former Green Beret. Very good with guns, but not that great of a marksman. Lives in Alaska now and does most of his shooting with his camera.

    My oldest sister - Was a prissy little city girl. Married into a family farm in lower Alabama and now loves guns and owns a nice little Makarov.

    My youngest sister - Married to an Air Force guy who just retired and they moved to Colorado. Doesn't shoot, and is not a big fan of guns.

    My wife - does not love guns. But she understands and appreciates the need for them. She has her CCW and carries a little Kel Tec P32, the only gun she's ever felt comfortable shooting.

    Eldest son - About to graduate college with a degree in TV and Cinema. Loves guns. Already has his CCW and owns a shotgun, an AK 47, a Ruger 9 mil, and a Kel Tec P3AT.

    Middle son - Will get his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in May, and is a trained Cavalry Scout. Loves guns. Already owns a Marlin 22 LR, a Ruger 9 mil and a Bersa Thunder 380CC.

    Youngest son - Will graduate high school this June. Loves guns. Unlike his brothers, though, he has shown a real affinity for revolvers. Already owns a Ruger 9 mil.

    Overall, I feel pretty dang fortunate. :cool:
     
  8. PcolaDawg

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    HA! I know what you're talking about. I'm very much the amateur, but I've done some musical dinner theater with some very talented singers. One gal sings with the Pensacola Opera Company, and when she warms up you can hear her three counties over.

    She's very good, though, and I very much admire talented opera singers.
     
  9. Marlin 45 carbine

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    I have 5 sisters. (yes - I said 5)
    2 of them absolutely refuse to have one around.
    the other 3 I have trained some with .22LR revolver to start on up to gp100 with mild handloads and a .32 beretta and 9 Mak and .380 in between.
    actually one of them was married to a career navy man and when stationed in europe took up clay bird shooting and behold came in 3rd in the all-service women's championship. she now owns good quality (USA maybe can't recollect brand) derringer .380 acp chambered and H&R 20ga her son lives in same area of the state (Va) and hunts so got her asst loads for shotty. I loaded box of fairly hot Rem 102gr Golden Sabres for her.
    the other 2 one got a beretta .25acp - she was hard to train but saw the need to have something so got this one. her son lives close by and he's a gunny.
    the other got a taurus .22lr revolver 9shot. keeps 'interceptors' for 'carry load' and some boxes of superx or blazer for practice also has H&R 20ga and asst loads for it I supplied.
     
  10. 66912

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    I am the number 4 son. Number two brother was a LEO for 25 years before he quit. He only fired his weapon to qualify. The other two never had an interest. My Father is a retired LTC and Spokane County sheriff. He had two firearms growing up and as far as I can recall, never left his old LEO bag.
    Myself on the other hand........Multiple toy guns. Received my first BB gun when I was seven and my first .22 when I was 10. I have been collecting ever since then and I am 43 now. Most of them find the size of my collection to be ridiculous. Too each their own I guess.
     
  11. ShooterMcGavin

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    My brother is currently in the military. He has only handled a gun in basic training. Never heard of him holding a gun other than that and he has no interest in having a gun now.

    I have never been in the military. Yes, I am interested in guns.
     
  12. Sauer Grapes

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    Hey, never to late to try......:rolleyes:

    My mom taught me a little piano and my sister taught me a little guitar many many years ago. {the optimum word here is little....:)}

    I just always figured growing up around guns, it would be a no brainer. Not so evidentally.
     
  13. Charleo0192

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    Me and my brother and grandpa are the only gun enthusiast in my family. The rest enjoy an occasional outing to the range, but even then they don't stay interested for long. It's a struggle to get a few members of the family just to go.
     
  14. Lou McGopher

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    Got one brother who likes guns, but doesn't shoot for a hobby. Keeps them around in case of grizzlies, though.
    Got another brother who is getting into shooting now. His twin is ex-army-turned-liberal peacenik; won't even keep a gun in the house for self defense.
    Got a sister who is okay with guns, but a tad intimidated by them; has a CHL but not sure she's got a gun yet.
    Got another sister who, despite being something of a tomboy her whole life, is afraid of guns. She permits them in the house, but won't go shooting.
    Got another brother who occasionally shows interest in getting a gun for self defense, but hasn't yet, and is otherwise indifferent toward them.
     
  15. Armed 24/7

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    I have an older sister( Turning 40 this year) who has almost zero interest in shooting, but she bought my BIL a Taurus Judge this christmas
     
  16. General Geoff

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    I have a sister who has no interest in shooting, but is pro-RKBA completely.
     
  17. Nico Testosteros

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    My youngest bro isn't into guns. My other brother's wife works for Larue Tactical so he gets to shoot some at company sponsored events. I dont believe he has any guns of his own, though.
     
  18. ChCx2744

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    My brother's the same way. He's 4 years younger than me and is about to start seminary school to become a pastor...Super pacifist liberal, it troubles me at times, really. Eh, what can I do, I still gotta love em. :rolleyes:
     
  19. ms6852

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    I have an older sister and 4 younger brothers, my sister loves to shoot but no hunting. She can play the guitar masterfully but does not read music. She can listen to the radio and play that song within minutes, and sings like an angel. She owns her own beretta 9mm. My youngest brother does not like to shoot, hunt, or fish. Come to think about he might be adopted but mom and pops will not fess up.
     
  20. Dulvarian

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    I don't know of any blood-relatives that have never shot. Many hunters, more target shooters. There might be one or two that don't... but I can't think of any, and I have a pretty big family. Even my cute little 5 year old girl likes to shoot. In fact, my kids just picked a short barrel for my Neos to make it a little easier for them to handle. Over a kid sized .22 or .410.

    Lots of military, sportsmen, LEO's. Level of skill and common sense vary, as with any group.

    The only real differences are in opinions about them, and the quality and care with which we put into them.
     
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    My 80 year old dad and both my older brothers are shooters. Better than me too. My mom died when I was 10, and as far as I know, didn't shoot. All accounts say she was, by today's standards, a right-wing nut-case though. My dad (Korean War Army-Vet) carries a gun, and has as long as I've been old enough to be aware of it. I never recall mom complaining. Maybe this mindset is part of the reason Dad moved us from Chicago to North Carolina in 1963 when I was 5 years old. I still have Yankee relatives that hate guns and think our faction of the family turned into the Dukes of Hazard or something...
     
  22. Gordon_Freeman

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    I am the only one left in my immediate family who likes to shoot. It's very disturbing to me.
     
  23. 788Ham

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    I have an older and a younger brother, all 3 of us love to shoot. My Pop taught us all to shoot at an early age, 6 or 7. I love to shoot rifle, P-dog's and varmints are my specialty. My younger brother likes to shoot BP, has several rifles he's built, plus a couple of Kentucky long rifles he's bought. We've all got several firearms, have some my Pop left us when he passed on 4 years ago. One of the ones he left me, a Savage '99 in .300 is a dandy, another one a .250-3000 is the best shooter of those 2. We love to get together and shoot up the targets good, sounds like an army when we go. Thank God for our freedom and firearms!
     
  24. makarovnik

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    My sister likes guns but three brothers don't.
     
  25. pockets

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    You mean we all don't have to like the same things? Imagine that.

    older brother - he left home 56 years ago....I have no idea what he likes or dislikes.
    oldest sister - married ex-Special Forces guy, but she doesn't shoot.
    older sister - has never shot a gun, doesn't like them at all.
    twin sister - husband and son are LEO's, but she doesn't shoot.
     
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