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Positive: Something to relate

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by moewadle, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. moewadle

    moewadle Member

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    Just have to share this for fun....Today I was in a used mystery bookstore in Cedar Rapids Iowa and mention to the owner that I was busy with guns right now, etc....a moment later I walked to another part of the store and this lady approached. She is probably around 55-65 and said she heard me talking about guns. Then she started conversing very, very enthusiastically that she is just a beginner, complete newbie, with guns and that she and her husband just took a beginning class through Izaak Walton League and that she is so enthused and taking another class all day Saturday and will have to take a test. She has a Glock 9mm and a SW shrouded hammer 38 spl. and wants to get her carry permit and mainly has become interested in guns for recreational shooting but also is aware of the SD aspect. I was so excited to talk with her. Maybe she felt more comfortable with me (or would have anyway) because I am also obviously a senior citizen. She talked about she is right-handed but left-eye dominant and said people were telling her to put tape on one side of her glasses, etc. I said I was the same way as her but I had read that the dominant eye is more important than the dominant hand and explained how I shoot long guns left-handed and on handguns just move my gun to the left a bit and sight with my left eye and shoot with my right hand. Anyway, enough details.....point is here is this woman just beginning at retirement age. I hope I made my conversation with her supportive and enthusiastic and encouraging. Unfortunately I had to politely end the conversation because I was running late. :)

    I also referred her to THR and Rimfire Central Websites as a way to gain a lot of good information.
     
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  2. Tim the student

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    Good for Cedar Rapids - my hometown. There are lots more gun people there than you might think.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
  4. BP Hunter

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    That's nice that there are more educated people out there about guns. A good number will get frowns and outright impolite about the whole thing.

    The other month I was on a flight to Maui and I was reading a gun magazine. A lady about the same age 55-65 asked me many questions on guns and voiced her interest in them.
     
  5. dirt_j00

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    There are used bookstores that specialize in mystery novels? Hmm.
     
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