Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thebluemax, Nov 18, 2011.
It's been 6-8 months and she hasn't touched it. It's just not her thing.
I wouldn't force it.
Besides, the less time she spends in the garage, the less she notices when I add new reloading stuff or guns.
1911 snobs are born not made, clearly.
I just go to my happy place until the gloating and snap shots of target papers and comparisons is over.
My wife and I do everything together, so she is always willing to try something i enjoy. Thirty years ago we competed in IHMSA big bore handgun silhouette shooting, something we both still miss after our club disbanded.
Action pistol is not her thing, but she loves shooting clays with her 28 ga.
Oh, we celebrated our 41st Anniversary last month.
I started her out with a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol and before too long she wanted to try the 1911 and P3AT. We mainly stuck to plinking with the .22s and focusing on basics.
Every time I've gone to the range since then she has gone with me, and a couple weeks ago we picked up a Smith 637 for her.
My advice is to be persistent about going shooting but not forceful, and try to make it a fun and enjoyable experience if you get them to go.
Get both of them on the range together. Let the female point of view do the sales job...
Finally, she accompained me to the range & shoot my 10/22 and P22. She liked the 10/22, (who doesn't?) the P22 not so much. That was last year and she's not gone with me since.
However, just a couple of weeks ago, she actually asked to join me the next time I went (watching "Pride and Prejudice" with her paid off). Unfortunately, our work schedules have not been in sync and she has not gone with me just yet, but will soon...
It does make it difficult to hide how much I really spend on this sport. But at least I can say that we do stuff together that does not require shopping for throw pillows.
Apparently, My wife isn't the only one
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